Tech Trends SNMP Primer

For many of us in security, SNMP this could literally mean “Security – Not My Protocol” for all the use we are getting out of it. What SNMP officially stands for is Simple Network Management Protocol — you may have seen it on a configuration...

The evolution of these MIB definitions and broad SNMP implementations will take time and collaboration. It will be worth the effort, as it will only help the industry’s convergence and standing with the IT community.


Ray Coulombe is Founder and Managing Director of, enabling interaction with specifiers in the physical security and ITS markets; and Principal Consultant for Gilwell Technology Services. Ray can be reached at, through LinkedIn at or followed on Twitter @RayCoulombe.