# What is Network visualization?

Network visualization is a practice whereby the relationships between the entities in an organization's network are represented graphically. Network visualization can be in the form of network topology maps, charts, dashboards, etc., and can be created manually or automatically with software.

Manual network visualization can be very time-consuming and is not optimal. Automatic network visualization involves using software like Solarwinds network topology mapper, InterMapper, etc., for network visualization, which is less time-consuming and stressful.