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…

Posted on 6th November 2018 by Michael O'Dwyer

How to Easily Monitor Bandwidth Usage Per Device

For home users, monitoring bandwidth usage per device may seem like a pointless exercise but their business counterparts typically recognize the value of doing so. Bandwidth is not a limitless resource and total broadband bandwidth (as provided by your internet service provider or ISP) is shared between all the devices connected to the network. If…

Posted on 23rd October 2018 by Jeff Edwards

Video: How To Scan For—And Lock Down—Open Ports With WhatsUp PortScanner

Foot-printing your environment is the first step to identifying ways in which intruders can penetrate your network. Thankfully, we offer a free utility that helps with precisely this task! In this Snip, Anthony Howell shows you how to use Ipswitch’s WhatsUp PortScanner to scan a host machine for open ports, then he’ll show you how to harden your system…

Posted on 15th October 2018 by Michael O'Dwyer

Managing User Permissions in Active Directory is the Logical Choice

Users are part of any network and while sometimes troublesome, it’s the responsibility of the IT admin team to ensure that users can access only the resources necessary to perform their roles. The receptionist has no need to access software project data and software developers have no interest in HR resources. Therefore, user permissions are…

Posted on 28th September 2018 by Jeff Edwards

VIDEO: How to Monitor an AWS EC2 Instance in WhatsUp Gold 2018

One of the new features of Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold 2018 is the ability to monitor cloud resources. This ability allows organizations to monitor cloud resources like AWS and Azure just like they do on-premise. In this snip, we’ll go over how to set up an AWS EC2 instance in WhatsUp Gold 2018. Once we’ve got…

Posted on 12th September 2018 by Jeff Edwards

How to Choose a Network Bandwidth Monitoring Tool

A lot can change in a decade. In so many ways, we’re living in a completely different landscape than we were just ten years ago, and workplace technology is no exception. We’ve moved workloads to the cloud, introduced BYOD policies, and now rely on workplace wi-fi way for all corporate provisioned devices. All of this…