Big Brother is a combination of monitoring methods. Unlike SNMP where information is just collected and devices polled, Big Brother is designed in such a way that each local system broadcasts its own information to a central location. Simultaneously, Big Brother also polls all networked systems from a central location. This creates a highly efficient and redundant method for proactive network monitoring.
Re: SNMP Traps?
> > Unlike SNMP where information is
> just collected and devices polled
> That's not correct, SNMP Traps can be
> sent from SNMP capable devices to a
> collection station without being
Um, that's why I mentioned the phrase "just collected" above, as in traps being collected by a collection station...