Posted on 5th February 2019 by Jeff Edwards

How to Strengthen Your SIEM Capabilities by Leveraging Log Management

It’s certainly clear that IT teams that utilize a Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solution are better positioned to protect the digital assets of their companies. SIEM aggregates vital data from multiple sources and provides alerts that enable IT to detect, prevent, isolate and mitigate security threats. But given today’s cybercriminal environment, where new…

Posted on 28th January 2019 by Michael O'Dwyer

Are Disruptive Technologies Making Bandwidth Monitoring More Important?

As a former cubicle-based drone, I can readily identify with the bandwidth problems faced by users, with slowdowns and interruptions suffered for a variety of reasons, whether it is essential backups best run after-hours, problems with new security patches or updates, failing hardware or streaming video addicts. Unfortunately, when even data centers are debating how…

Posted on 22nd January 2019 by Jeff Pike

Log Management 101: The Key to Protecting Digital Assets

Log data can be a tremendous resource for protecting digital assets against cyber attacks. Trouble is, trying to make sense of all the logs generated by IT networks is like pointing a fire hose at someone dying of thirst. They’re desperate for a drink, but they simply can’t handle that much water all at once!…

Posted on 20th December 2018 by Jeff Edwards

How to Save Money with Cloud Monitoring

From IT to marketing, cloud computing has revolutionized the way the world does business. We now a maintenance-free to get unlimited scalability and reliability, and we’re all going to live happily ever after, right? Well, not exactly. While it’s definitely a huge plus to have massive scalability and storage capacity at our fingertips, without the…

Posted on 19th December 2018 by Jeff Edwards

Four Ways You Can Strengthen Security with Network Monitoring

For most IT organizations, network monitoring is an essential tool. Network monitoring tools play an important role in letting IT pros get complete visibility into the status of network devices, systems, and applications, keeping the IT team aware of problems with services, networks, application performance, and more. But despite Network Monitoring’s reputation as an IT…

Posted on 12th December 2018 by Jeff Edwards

Just in Time for the Holidays: A WhatsUp Gold App That Fits in Your Stocking!

Network issues don’t care if you’re out of the office or away from your desk – they happen when they happen. But now you can put the power of WhatsUp Gold in your pocket and start resolving issues anytime and anywhere with the new WhatsUp Gold App. Ipswitch has just released this brand new version of…

Posted on 5th December 2018 by Kevin Howell

What Is Cloud Monitoring? Why Do You Need It?

Even if all or part of your infrastructure is in the cloud, you need to monitor it. This article describes the what and how of cloud monitoring. Pretty much every business is using the cloud in some form these days. In fact, 93 percent of businesses say they use cloud services, and many anticipate investing in it…

Posted on 26th November 2018 by Jeff Edwards

How To Use Network Monitoring As An Early Warning System For Security Issues

For most IT organizations, the network monitoring tool is an essential, even central part of the IT toolkit. Network monitoring tools play an important role in letting IT pros know where issues exist before helpdesk tickets start coming in, keeping the IT team aware of problems with service, networks, application performance, and more. But despite its reputation…

Posted on 14th November 2018 by Jeff Edwards

Podcast: New Enhancements in WhatsUp Gold 2018 Service Pack 3

Ipswitch has continued to roll out enhancements of WhatsUp Gold 2018 with the release of the third WhatsUp Gold update of the year. WhatsUp Gold (WUG) 2018 Service Pack 3, which was generally available on October 28th, 2018, includes several key visibility and usability enhancements for WUG 2018, including a new Application performance monitoring (APM)…

Posted on 12th November 2018 by Becky Lawlor

What is Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP)?

Keeping an up-to-date network inventory is essential for network efficiency, especially given current networks changing dynamics. The Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP) is a network discovery tool, which assists network administrators and engineers in identifying neighboring Cisco devices, particularly those running lower-layer, transparent protocols. CDP is a Layer 2 proprietary protocol that is default-enabled on all…