10 Free Tools for Monitoring Network Bandwidth

Monitoring network bandwidth is important. It allows admins to identify bottlenecks, understand the actual speed of the connection versus what is being paid for (helping to plan for additional hardware or bandwidth purchases) as well as separate legitimate network usage from malicious or suspicious network usage.

Here is our choice of 10 of the best free tools for monitoring network bandwidth.

These free tools offer some elementary features that will give you a visual representation of how much data is passing up and down the wire and help you to determine the source of Internet usage from within your network.