Posted on 15th October 2018

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

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

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…

Posted on 10th September 2018

VIDEO: Monitoring Azure Virtual Machines with WhatsUp Gold 2018

With the latest release of WhatsUp Gold, we’ve addedcloud performance monitoring and the ability to track virtual resource usage, so that you always know how much you’re spending on cloud services such as Azure and AWS. In this video from Ipswitch contributor Adam Bertram, we’ll cover how to use WhatsUp Gold 2018 to monitor Azure VMs. Big…

Posted on 24th August 2018

The What and Why of Application Monitoring

In a complex network environment, traditional methods for application monitoring can be cumbersome, complicated, or even inefficient. In order for modern enterprises to maintain a competitive advantage in today’s lightning speed digital market, it’s very important to focus on business-critical applications. If a customer finds that a site’s applications don’t load quickly, you can expect…

Posted on 20th August 2018

Getting Visibility Into VMware and Hyper-V Environments: The Metrics You Should Be Monitoring

The idea for server virtualization technology was originally conceived as a means to reduce costs through software consolidation. Looking back it seems like a pretty obvious solution, but at the time this was revelatory. Instead of running each individual workload on a separate physical server, unused hardware capacity was now able to be used to…

Posted on 20th August 2018

What Is Network Flow Monitoring?

Just what is network flow monitoring? To put it simply, network flow monitoring is a way of looking into the actual traffic flowing across a network. You see, communications across a network are between two end-points. The traffic consists of multiple layers of communications from the very basic ‘hey I need a communications channel’ at…

Posted on 12th July 2018

Bandwidth Monitoring 101: Network Traffic Analysis Best Practices

Monitoring traffic and bandwidth usage across LAN links is an essential part of ensuring optimal network performance. What is Bandwidth Monitoring? Bandwidth monitors collect, monitor, and analyze network traffic volume by end-point (user), port, interface, and protocol (application). This information enables multiple best practices, such as: Assuring adequate bandwidth for business-critical applications. Minimizing the impact…

Posted on 29th June 2018

How to Use SNMP to Monitor Network Devices

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is a standard set of communication rules, that is, a protocol. This protocol governs the main way for querying and monitoring the hardware and software on a computer network. It doesn’t matter whether the hardware is from Juniper or Cisco, or whether the software is UNIX or Windows, SNMP uses…

Posted on 26th June 2018

A Guide to IP Address Management, and the WhatsUp® IP Address Manager

Internet protocol address management software enables you to plan, track, and manage the IP addresses on your computer network. It ensures that you are aware of the inventory of assignable IP addresses. Every network uses IP addressing, from those serving large enterprises to small home networks. And it isn’t just devices like servers and workstations…

Posted on 26th April 2018

Calculating The Real Cost Of A DIY Network Monitoring Solution

It can be tempting to build your own DIY Network Monitoring solution, but what’s the real cost of building and maintaining such a tool at scale? For many start-up IT services organizations, Managed Services Providers (MSPs), and even in-house IT departments, it can be very tempting to build your own monitoring solution. This can be…

Posted on 11th April 2018

New Cloud Monitoring Capabilities In WhatsUp® Gold 2018

If you’re a Network Administrator in a small to medium-sized business, chances are you’ve heard about our monitoring solution, WhatsUp Gold. You may even have fond memories of using it years ago. If you’ve never heard of WhatsUp Gold, then even more reason to check out the newest version, WhatsUp Gold 2018, which is packed with…

Posted on 11th April 2018

Custom Dashboards – WhatsUp Gold 2018

With WhatsUp Gold 2018, you have the ability to customize the view of a dashboard and this is the information you as a user want to be able to look at on a daily or a weekly basis. Rather than having to fumble through a number of reports to get the information you want, you…

Posted on 13th March 2018

WhatsUp® Gold 2018 – Monitor Cost Vs Usage For Cloud Resources

We’re excited to announce WhatsUp Gold 2018 (WUG 2018)! The new version brings cloud performance monitoring and the ability to track virtual resource usage. Now you always know how much you’re spending on cloud services such as Azure and AWS. If you are a network admin in a small to medium sized business, chances are…

Posted on 12th March 2018

Taking Network Monitoring In-House Saves Dutch Hospital $90,000 A Year

TriviumLindenhof is a Rotterdam-based healthcare organization that offers 24/7 crisis care, and to keep systems fully operational, its IT team’s network monitoring processes need to offer 24/7 network uptime. The Dutch hospital network spans 70 locations and offers outpatient services and inpatient care for more than 2,500 children and adolescents each year. Ensure 24/7 Uptime The…

Posted on 9th March 2018

What Is Cloud Monitoring?

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…

Posted on 7th March 2018

Using Slack To Complement Network Monitoring

Slack’s ability to integrate with other applications and services makes it a great choice for IT teams to support their network monitoring needs. Slack is one of those transforming applications that adds productive hours to the workday by consolidating all those team communication and collaboration channels—email, instant messaging, Skype, file sharing, even Web conferencing etc.–…

Posted on 6th March 2018

Top 10 Reasons To Use Network Monitoring

While going through some old marketing supplies the other day, we stumbled across “Ipswitch Network Monitoring for Dummies,” written by Robert Armstrong in 2007. We were impressed with one chapter in particular and how relevant it remains today, more than 10 years later. Top 10 Reasons to Use Network Monitoring 1) Know what is happening…

Posted on 5th March 2018

The Dashboard You Use For Network Monitoring Shouldn’t Be In A Car

Today’s tale from the front lines comes from a customer who manages a dispersed wireless network for a large U.S. city’s public school system. To give you an idea regarding the scope of the network, it has more than 4,500 wireless access points across the city. Users’ personal devices (aka BYOD) play big into the…

Posted on 2nd March 2018

A Network Monitoring System Worth Its Weight In Steel

Steel is a commodity so Klein Steel knows they need to be unique to stand out in a crowded market. So they created Klein Steel Service’s Advanced Center of Excellence facility to accomplish just that. At the facility, Klein Steel makes use of cutting-edge technology to process 12,000 tons of custom metal components. These custom…

Posted on 1st March 2018

Network Monitoring Moves Transportation Firm To 99.999% Uptime

When the new IT director for a major transportation company walked through the door on his first day, he knew in advance the big network monitoring headache he faced. He was joining a fast-growing company that supplies cargo containers used by ships, trains and trucks. To keep the containers moving, the 12-person IT team maintains…

Posted on 28th February 2018

WhatsUp Gold Adds Cloud Monitoring And Increased Performance

Today, WhatsUp Gold introduces cloud monitoring and enhances storage monitoring capabilities. Service packs are meant to address issues or bugs, but this service pack is actually packed full of new features!   We’re super excited about this release. And matter of fact, what’s even more exciting is that we just released WhatsUp Gold 2017 Plus a…