Forty percent of enterprises say an hourly network outage costs up to $1 million. Evidently, one minor overlook in monitoring the performance and availability of a network can result in costly downtime. This is why firms that heavily rely on network operations should perform dynamic network monitoring to keep their network protected from unexpected downtime.

One way of ensuring ideal network performance is by proactively monitoring the Windows processes of all the critical Windows devices in your network. Businesses can deploy a Windows process monitor to keep track of the increasing number of Windows devices and the critical processes that need monitoring.

Windows process monitoring solution: Top five features and how they help

Windows processes play an important role in a business network infrastructure, and ensuring constant uptime of these processes is highly crucial in maintaining business equilibrium. Any intervention to the Windows processes can cause outages and disrupt business progression, which is one of the reasons why businesses need a Windows process monitoring solution that can track and monitor critical Windows processes 24/7, identify issues, and troubleshoot them before they cause network downtime.

However, there are various Windows process monitoring tools on the market. Be sure to find a tool with which you can:

  • Acquire in-depth visibility into critical Windows processes.

  • Escalate crucial Windows process alerts.

  • Allow seamless multichannel notifications in case of faults.

  • Automate monotonous Windows process tasks with workflows.

  • Get detailed reports on the availability and performance of the Windows processes.

Acquire in-depth visibility into critical Windows processes 

Manually monitoring and managing critical Windows processes of all the Windows servers in a network is a dead-end task; IT administrators will face a hard time going through each and every process separately to check for potential signs of trouble. With a full-fledged Windows process monitoring solution like ManageEngine OpManager, you can proactively monitor the crucial Windows processes and visualize the status of the processes and the other critical network metrics through an intuitive dashboard from a single pane.

Escalate crucial Windows process alerts

When alerts are raised due to issues in the availability of the Windows processes, the fault or the alarm has to be resolved in a specific time period. If the fault is not resolved in that given time, the initiated alerts can be escalated to the stakeholders of a higher level. By managing faults with a Windows process monitor like OpManager, businesses can resolve crucial alerts before they blow up, causing network outages.

Allow seamless multi-channel notifications 

The number of devices and departments that solely rely on the performance of Windows processes makes it absolutely essential for businesses to monitor the performance of their critical Windows processes proactively and, in the event of a fault, send notifications to the right person at the right time through the right channel.

Deploying effective Windows process monitoring software like OpManager alerts stakeholders via email, SMS, slack, and more; through integrations with ITSM tools like ServiceDesk Plus and ServiceNow, key issues in critical Windows processes can be passed on as tickets, ensuring immediate attention.

Automate monotonous Windows process tasks with workflows

Windows process monitoring is a smaller part of the larger problem: network monitoring. This is why it’s impertinent to ensure that your fault management efforts are invested in the right place. The manual effort in restarting processes, terminating processes, and more can be reduced if automated.

With a reliable Windows process monitoring solution like OpManager and its powerful workflow automation, IT admins will be able to automate repetitive, basic Windows process fault management activities. This greatly helps IT administrators focus on other critical fault management processes, greatly saving time, effort, and money.

Get detailed reports on the availability and performance of Windows processes 

Keeping an eye on the history of failures helps IT admins narrow down issues in critical Windows processes and prevent malfunctions. However, huge networks often suffer from not having enough insights to make informed decisions. Some of the crucial issues in Windows processes will be exposed if the insights on the history of failures are closely observed and analysed, reducing the number of Windows process failures that occur.

With an insightful Windows process monitoring solution like OpManager, businesses can generate data-driven reports, allowing your IT admins and stakeholders to analyze processes and make informed decisions.

OpManager: A powerful, data-driven, proactive Windows process monitor 

ManageEngine OpManager is an end-to-end proactive Windows process monitoring solution that monitors crucial Windows processes and provides in-depth insights into the availability and performance of all the Windows process in your network infrastructure.

OpManager, a proactive data-driven Windows process monitoring solution, offers:

  • Tracking the crucial Windows processes around the clock.

  • Instant notifications when Windows processes go south.

  • Automated fault monitoring of the Windows processes with minimal time and effort.

  • Dashboards that enable monitoring of the crucial Windows processes from a single console.

  • Multiple visualization capabilities that help you with drilling down to the root cause of the issue.

  • Alarm escalation to the stakeholders of a higher level if the alarm isn’t resolved by your IT administrators at a specific time.

Download OpManager’s free, 30-day trial to learn how OpManager, the proactive Windows process monitor, can help monitor the availability and boost the performance of the Windows processes in your network.