End downtime--once and for all!Without a doubt, downtime prevention is every network manager's biggest problem. And, using commercial browsers to check up on the network simply doesn't guarantee the necessary security. Now there's a new generation of secure, browser-free, Web-based network management products devised to prevent downtime in every kind of network, no matter what hardware, software, or operating system it uses--all via the web! Written by an award-winning networking writer, this practical guide explains how this new technology works and how to incorporate it into existing network management strategies. Complete with a detailed product evaluation guide and real-world case studies, this book will also cover the security issues involved in managing all network sites from anywhere in the world.