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Network Administrator

A person who manages a communications network within an organisation. Responsibilities include network security, installing new applications, distributing software upgrades, monitoring daily activity, enforcing licensing agreements, developing a storage management program and providing for routine backups.

network administrator

A person who manages a local area communications network (LAN) or wide area network (WAN) for an organization. Responsibilities include network security, installing new hardware and applications, monitoring software upgrades and daily activity, enforcing licensing agreements, developing a storage management program and providing for routine backups, not to mention ensuring that it is up and running all the time. Some headache! See system administrator, WAN administrator, system development life cycle, job descriptions and salary survey.

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Access to a device's console port by an out-of-band dial-up connection ensures that the network manager can manage that device remotely under any condition.
Twenty-six percent of network managers polled by the Gartner Group indicated that daily fire-fighting is the most challenging aspect of their job.
Network managers and engineers at mid to large enterprise, government and military organizations are now responsible for thousands of configuration files that can be exposed to potential external threats as well as inconsistencies due to swap outs, upgrades and other operational changes, wholly apart from the servers and PCs configurations.
The information that Locate911 automatically maintains provides network managers with the ability to reconcile a phone location with their existing call manager solution.
Microsoft Learning Network Manager is a proven software tool for schools and universities to simplify networking, automate maintenance, and help to setup, configure and manage a connected learning environment.
Network General realizes that network managers are searching for more cost-effective products that present greater functionality," said Tom Bienkowski, Sniffer product line manager at Network General.
AirMagnet Surveyor can automatically merge the results of any number of passive and active surveys to provide the most precise analysis possible, allowing network managers to gauge the network environment and make more informed decisions and changes.
The iVIEW Network Manager is a powerful video network solution enables network administrators and IT managers to easily monitor and configure network elements and respond quickly to problems from one central location, maximizing network uptime and increasing productivity.
Nortel Networks Enterprise Network and Service Management solution also features proven policy management and Quality of Service (QoS), positioning network managers to prioritize communications traffic and services to deliver critical data to the right people at the right time.
NetMRI Enables Network Managers to Discover and Fix Device System Issues on Firewalls and Router Access Control Lists Before They Become a Problem
This allows network managers to not only investigate configuration and performance problems across all their routers and switches, but also generate custom best practices and more importantly, automatically update the device configuration to correct any problems that are detected.

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