Networking has come a long way since its beginnings. In the early days of computer networks, an average business’ deployment may have had a couple hubs and maybe a router if it connected to a wide area network or the Internet. Today, however, the complexity of the ￼typical business network has increased many times, in no small part due to the price of computer equipment dropping and the proliferation of smartphones and tablets into the enterprise. As a result, having a solid idea of what’s running on your network at any given time has become a top priority for network engineers and IT staff, and having an accurate, up-to-date network map is a huge part of that.
Finding Your Way: Mapping Your Network to Improve Manageability