Super Smartphone Apps For Network Administrators

These mobile apps can improve productivity and save precious time for IT pros managing and troubleshooting networks.

Susan Fogarty

September 22, 2015

9 Slides

Network analysis tools are a must-have for networking professionals, providing crucial insight into performance and helping to solve bottlenecks and slowness. The right statistics and data about traffic flows, device configurations, and user behavior can identify problems quickly, or even before they actually happen. 

Having that information immediately accessible -- literally in the palm of your hand -- can make things even easier. The use of mobile apps has exploded, and software has matured from games and entertainment to tools robust enough to use on the job. IT pros can increase their productivity and save precious time with access to network data with a simple tap on a smartphone, whether they are in the office, relaxing at home, or commuting on the train. 

Here we highlight some of the highest user-rated network utilities -- some developed for iOS, some for Android, and some available for both. We chose independent tools that are not simply an extension of a larger network management platform, so no other software is necessary. An extra bonus is that most of these apps are free or a minimal cost, so you can experiment and find the ones you like best without breaking the bank.

About the Author(s)

Susan Fogarty

Director of ContentSusan Fogarty is the Director of Content for Interop and UBM’s media properties InformationWeek and Network Computing. She’s an industry veteran who knows the IT audience very well, having served in content development for the event for four years and media for IT professionals for more than 20 years. Prior to joining UBM in 2012, she held an Editor position with Dell and worked at TechTarget, where she served as an Editorial Director, for 11 years.

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