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The process of controlling a network
so as to
maximise its efficiency and productivity. ISO
Fault management is the process of identifying and locating
faults in the network. This could include discovering the
existence of the problem, identifying the source, and possibly
repairing (or at least isolating the rest of the network from)
Configuration management is the process of identifying,
tracking and modifying the setup of devices on the network.
This category is extremely important for devices that come
Security management is the process of controlling (granting,
limiting, restricting or denying) access to the network and
resources thereon. This could include setting up and managing
intruders out), creating and maintaining password access to
critical network resources, identifying the points of entry
used by intruders and closing them.
Performance Management is the process of measuring the
performance of various network components. This also includes
taking measures to optimise the network for maximum system
performance (periodically measuring of the use of network
["Network Management: A Practical Perspective", Allan Leinwand
and Karen Fang].