How to Use Event Log Storage & Analysis for Compliance

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Key regulatory compliance mandates imposed by HIPAA, SOX, FISMA, PCI, MiFID, Basel II and others require the tracking of access to scoped systems (those containing regulated data). A key question for IT managers becomes ‘what log data should I collect and how to I manage log storage, retrieval and analysis’. IT Ops teams in small to mid-sized companies should also be asking ‘how do I assure compliance without huge expenditures of budget and manpower.

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Ipswitch Survey Reveals IT Pros Felt the Heat this Summer

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Today we announced the results of our inaugural Summertime Blues Survey. The findings revealed that IT pros felt the heat this summer as they worked to keep kept networks buzzing along for remote workers having fun in the sun. The study confirmed that most organizations see a significant expansion in the number of remote workers throughout the summer months, which can make the job of a network manager or sysadmin more difficult.

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Is Your Network Management Software Managing YOU? [infographic]

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You may already have software in place to monitor your network, applications and servers, but the question remains, is that software actually working for you? Or instead, does it have you working harder to deliver the IT performance your organization needs? In other words, is your network managing you, or are you managing YOUR network?

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8 Easy Ways to Celebrate SysAdmin Day

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Today marks the 16th annual System Administrator Appreciation Day, also known as SysAdmin Day. This is a day where everyone should take a moment to thank their SysAdmins (and pretty much everyone else on their IT team) for their hard work. IT pros like SysAdmins get far more complaints than compliments on a day-to-day basis. So go find time today to walk over to the IT department or drop a note to someone who’s been particularly helpful and say thanks.

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3 Ways Wearable Technology Won’t Disturb the Network

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Nothing grabs the attention of consumers like a new gadget. From Google Glass to Apple Watch, new wearable devices are being introduced to the market. And it’s only a matter of time before we see the wide-spread use of wearables in the workplace. Although it may be exciting for the worker, IT teams are forced to face a new set of challenges as more employees bring their own devices to work. It’s so important to understand the potential pitfalls these wearables could have on an organization. To shed some light on these challenges, we’ve outlined three ways IT departments can ensure that wearables won’t disturb their network

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