4 Reasons for Terrible Network Performance

Network PerformanceBusinesses that rely on data cannot have their network underperform. Whenever a network slows down, so does productivity. Tasks get delayed and everything just becomes terrible for the company. As such, it is important to ensure that the network has no bottlenecks and performs optimally.

To do that, you have to know the cause(s) of poor network performance. In most cases, the reason is because of one (or more) of the following:

Outdated Hardware

Sometimes, we become too preoccupied at what we do that we forget how we are able to do it. In effect, the network infrastructure gets ignored and becomes obsolete. The good news is that a quick upgrade to GLC-T 1000base-T transceivers and other similar cutting-edge equipment could solve the problem right away. Be sure to assess the condition of your hardware and upgrade as necessary.

Security Breaches

Are you sure the network isn’t compromised? Maybe the reason for your network’s slow performance is a series of attacks from malware or hackers. Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks are a real threat to any business, so beef up the security measures of your own network.

Configuration Mismatch

Networks need proper configuration to function properly, but this is also commonly ignored. Bad configuration can easily render some functions of the network unavailable. More importantly, it also keeps the system vulnerable to attacks. As such, it’s crucial to check the configuration of the system and ensure everything is in proper working order.

Design Blunders

Lastly, the problem may be stemming from bad network infrastructure design. The network should address all the needs of the business. Given this, it is imperative to conduct an assessment on how the network design should flow. It has to be efficient and have little to no bottlenecks.

Your network is one of the many things that fuel your business. Get it done right and ensure it contributes to the success of your enterprise.