Monitoring the health of computer networks with visualization

A. Kachkaev, I. Dillingham, R. Beecham, S. Goodwin, N. Ahmed, A. Slingsby

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The complex computer networks of large organisations contain many machines of many types, used in many geographic locations. Although system administrators should monitor the health of each machine, they need to do so within the context of the whole computer network. Our visualization presents the health of a fictitious financial institution's computer network at a snapshot in time and over a time range, and preserves the important aspects of each facility's administrative and geographic context. Using the "Bank of Money" VAST Challenge dataset, our visualization allowed us to correctly identify several areas of concern, as well as hypothesise about their causes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Conference on Visual Analytics Science and Technology 2012, VAST 2012 - Proceedings
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Conference on Visual Analytics Science and Technology 2012 - Seattle, United States of America
Duration: 14 Oct 201219 Oct 2012


ConferenceIEEE Conference on Visual Analytics Science and Technology 2012
Abbreviated titleVAST 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America

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