Ultimate Guide to Network Protocols




The network is more than plumbing or the connectivity that enables information to flow across systems. It can reveal insights in today’s complex, distributed, cloud-first world. If you want to understand performance, you need to first understand basic networking concepts.

The various components of the network may be taken for granted, but if something goes wrong, there are serious implications to application performance and the digital experience. For this reason, network monitoring is imperative. 

The Ultimate Guide to Network Protocols provides a visual overview of business-critical networking protocols and considerations for establishing a sound network monitoring strategy.

This ebook covers:

  • Understanding the role of the network
  • An introduction to networking components including TCP/IP, TCP, UDP, DNS, HTTP, HTTP/1.1, HTTP/2, Mail Protocols, SMTP, FTP and SSH
  • Data flow diagrams of common network transactions 
  • An introduction to establishing a network monitoring strategy