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Tracking Down the Heat Miser with a Network Bandwidth Monitor


A facilities manager at a global real estate firm called recently. He was literally hot under the collar. Company headquarters on the U.S. West coast had been fitted two years earlier with a new HVAC system. It was designed to showcase the firm’s commitment to environmental efficiency. A month before we heard from him, temperatures at HQ started to unexpectedly spike up to the high 80s. And just as quickly subside. More than a few hot heads began to complain.

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Because Every Company Has a Fred (and intermittent application performance issues)


One evening not long ago, Fred took his laptop home and visited adult entertainment websites. Before logging off, his machine was quietly infected by malware. Fred came back to work the next morning and connected to the network.

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Do you know WhatsUp?

The WhatsUp Gold team had a wonderful time at Interop 2012 Las Vegas and we hope you all did too! It was great speaking with so many of you – but we didn’t realize how many folks were unaware of the newest features available in WhatsUp Gold, such as: Integrated Layer 2 discovery, mapping, and asset reporting with one click (together with WhatsConnected) Task-oriented Web User Interface Consolidated alerting and notification management in a single console via Alert Center FIPS 140-2 encryption and validation (Flow Monitor & WhatsVirtual) Monitors (Fan, SQL Query, HTTP Content, APC UPS, Printers, etc.) Absolute-value interface reports Learn more about the evolution of WhatsUp Gold and all of its advanced features, or give WhatsUp Gold a try (completely free) for 30 days!

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DNSChanger Malware – Are you afraid you’ll lose Internet access on March 8th?

Over 450,000 computers – including half of the Fortune 500 companies and over 50% of government entities – are still infected with the DNSChanger malware. Don’t be one of them!  As you’ve probably heard (or maybe even experienced) the DNSChanger is a Trojan horse that changes the DNS settings on computers and routers to send users to malicious sites, which then steal personal information and generate illegal ad revenue for the scammers (we’re exhausted just thinking about it). In November 2011, the FBI took over the botnet’s rogue servers and replaced them; however, on March 8th the FBI will be shutting down the servers they put up in replacement of the rogue ones. On March 8th, any machine still infected with the malware will be unable to get on the Web, send emails, or do anything else online. Luckily, WhatsUp Gold can help! Flow Monitor will detect if any devices are still infected on […]

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Holiday shopping poll results revealed!


WhatsUp Gold’s most recent survey of some of its 100,000 customers asked how long employees are spending shopping online leading up to the holidays. Shopping online is becoming the de facto route of choice for many during the festive season – comScore, a leader in measuring the digital world, earlier reported that holiday season spending thus far has topped $15 billion in the US alone, marking a 15% increase over last year. Full results to the question “How long do your employees spend shopping online for the holidays?” were: 0 – 30 minutes per day – 13.4% 30 minutes – 1 hour per day – 15.7% 1 – 2 hours per day – 15.0% Over 2 hours per day – 15.7% I don’t know – 28.3% Our web policies restrict this – 11.8% To read the full article around the results of this survey, and to find out how the […]

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