Quo vadis, SNMP?


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Due to the huge number of devices on the market, from multiple manufacturers, it was imperative to introduce a standard protocol for monitoring.

That is when IETF1 developed Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) towards the end of the 80s.


In this paper you will discover...

  • ...why SNMP is still a standard protocol in monitoring today.
  • ... how exactly SNMP works.
  • ...what the alternatives to SNMP are.
  • ...what the future holds for this monitoring protocol.


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