How to Get Started with WhatsUp Gold’s New RESTful API

How to Get Started with WhatsUp Gold’s New RESTful API

Last month, we released WhatsUp Gold 2019.1, and with it, the addition of a powerful REST API that lets you easily integrate other systems or your own scripts with WUG. With the new REST API, you can use now use an extensive range of REST API calls to get data from WhatsUp Gold from other […]

How to Use WhatsUp Gold to Set Up Automated ServiceNow Ticketing

How to Use WhatsUp Gold to Set Up Automated ServiceNow Ticketing

Wouldn’t it be great if you could get an automatic alert every time something in your house or car broke, like when a spark plug or fuse failed, or when a light bulb went out? That way you could fix those problems before they caused you any trouble… If only. For most of us, the […]

The Real Reason We Need Multiple Data Backups

The Real Reason We Need Multiple Data Backups

In many jurisdictions, there is a legislative or accounting requirement to store data for a minimum of five years. Easier said than done. That’s why multiple data backups are necessary. Ignoring the complexities involved in protecting our data from internal and external attacks, let’s look at the problems associated with successfully storing data (whether structured […]

What is a Port Scanner?

What is a Port Scanner?

Scanning ports is very popular among cybercriminals. It’s often their first step of reconnaissance to discover services they can exploit and systems they can break into as they try to steal or destroy sensitive data. Two recent examples of major breaches illustrate just how handy port scanning is to threat actors: Cyber attackers breached more […]

Now You Can Integrate WhatsUp Gold with Anything

Now You Can Integrate WhatsUp Gold with Anything

WhatsUp Gold can monitor every single part of your network to give you a wealth of information on status, performance, traffic and thousands of other metrics. And now WhatsUp Gold can share that information directly with any of your systems thanks to our new REST API. WhatsUp Gold 2019.1 now includes a powerful REST API […]

WhatsUp Gold vs. Azure Application Insights

WhatsUp Gold vs. Azure Application Insights

Disclaimer: Azure Monitor’s official documentation is more than 2700 pages of fascinating material. Azure Application Insights is a small part of it. Given the variety of nodes, features, apps and development methods in an Azure infrastructure, app and performance monitoring objectives can be achieved in many ways. This article focuses on Application Insights only. If […]

Why Azure Up/Down Monitoring Is So Important

Why Azure Up/Down Monitoring Is So Important

It’s 2:00 a.m. in the United States: Can your employees and customers in Europe and Asia access the applications running in your Microsoft Azure cloud? If you’re not sure on a 24×7 basis what the status is of your Azure servers and applications, it’s time to invest in a third-party monitoring tool. As reported by […]

Security Takes Center Stage in New EMA Report on Network Performance Management (NPM)

Security Takes Center Stage in New EMA Report on Network Performance Management (NPM)

Despite being an essential piece of the Sysadmin toolbox, Network performance management (NPM) can be a bit of a mystery for many IT professionals. Part of the issue is that the NPM toolset is vast, and can be vague—device monitoring, packet and flow analysis, and log analysis are all part of the equation. Another, is […]

Monitoring Your Azure Resource Usage with WhatsUp Gold

Monitoring Your Azure Resource Usage with WhatsUp Gold

In 2019, cloud computing hasn’t just hit the mainstream, it is the mainstream. In fact, some experts are predicting that upwards of 80% of enterprise workloads will live in the cloud by 2020. By-and-large, this rise in cloud adoption has been driven by Amazon Web Services or AWS, as it’s commonly called. And while Amazon […]