Network Watcher

Monitor, diagnose, and gain insights to your network performance and health

  • Remotely capture packet data for your virtual machines
  • Monitor your virtual machine network security using flow logs and security group view
  • Diagnose your VPN connectivity issues

Automate remote network monitoring with packet capture

Monitor and diagnose networking issues without logging in to your virtual machines (VMs) using Network Watcher. Trigger packet capture by setting alerts, and gain access to real-time performance information at the packet level. When you see an issue, you can investigate in detail for better diagnoses.

Gain insight into your network traffic using flow logs

Build a deeper understanding of your network traffic pattern using Network Security Group flow logs. Information provided by flow logs helps you gather data for compliance, auditing and monitoring your network security profile.

Diagnose VPN connectivity issues

Network Watcher provides you the ability to diagnose your most common VPN Gateway and Connections issues. Allowing you, not only, to identify the issue but also to use the detailed logs created to help further investigate.

Why Trust Network Watcher?

  • Microsoft invests more than USD 1 billion annually on cybersecurity research and development.

  • We employ more than 3,500 security experts completely dedicated to your data security and privacy.

  • Azure has more compliance certifications than any other cloud provider. View the comprehensive list.

Network Watcher pricing

  • No upfront cost
  • No termination fees

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Everything you need to get started

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Learn how to use Network Watcher with 5-minute quickstart tutorials and documentation.
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