How to Easily Search Windows Event Logs Across Hundreds of Servers with PowerShell

When troubleshooting problems or investigating potential security breaches, the Windows event log is a great place to start. Windows provides an extensive list of various event logs grouped by a provider with a sometimes staggering number of events recorded within. With all of these events being recorded, it’s hard to figure out what’s going on. […]

3 Network Monitoring Functionalities That DevOps Teams Need

Working in a DevOps environment, agility is everything. That next release needs to get into production quickly, so even a minor network issue can hamper speed and efficiency. Consider the different roles within a DevOps environment. You have your developers and testers deeply embedded in their dev and test environments, rushing to get the next […]

Monitoring AWS Resource Usage: Are You Just Taking Amazon’s Word For It?

Amazon Web Services (AWS) have simply become a fact of life for most IT organizations. The benefits of outsourcing networking to Amazon’s cloud are simply too obvious to ignore or to not take advantage of. You get to stop worrying about infrastructure, heating, cooling, capacity, storage space, etc. and in return, Amazon sends you a […]

Using PowerShell to Search and Troubleshoot Windows Event Logs

Windows event logs are a tool that every cybersecurity and IT professional should have in his or her arsenal. They can be used locally for troubleshooting or centralized for network awareness. When utilized centrally, powerful software known as a Security Information Event Management (SIEM) can be utilized to parse and search log files. But what […]

The Future of Network Monitoring

It’s been predicted for years that most computers will run in the cloud and your screen will be the only connection between you and the cloud. Does that mean the business infrastructures will matter anymore, and what does that mean for the future of network monitoring? Think about all the devices on the business infrastructure […]

Don’t be like Facebook. How Configuration Management Can Prevent Outages and Security Issues

Improper configuration changes to a network—or even just one server on a network—can cause huge issues. They can degrade network performance, shut down key services, and even result in noncompliance with regulatory standards like SOX, PCI, HIPAA and FISMA. And they can compromise network security. You don’t have to look far to see the disastrous […]