How to Choose a NetFlow Solution to Improve Network Performance and Security

How to Choose a NetFlow Solution to Improve Network Performance and Security

Providing fast access to applications and data while protecting digital assets are the two biggest challenges faced by network administrators. Performance and security represent the two-pronged mission that administrators find themselves facing every day. The fact that Gartner created its first-ever market guide report on network traffic analysis tools earlier this year shows just how […]

Why CloudWatch Isn’t Always the Best Choice for Monitoring AWS Environments

Why CloudWatch Isn’t Always the Best Choice for Monitoring AWS Environments

Many organizations that rely on Amazon Web Services (AWS) aren’t doing the best job tracking their AWS resource usage and spending– they just pay the monthly bill from Amazon. Unless that bill significantly increases, they have no incentive to determine if they’re really using all those resources or if they’re being accurately billed. But they […]

Why Port Monitoring is Important for Security

Why Port Monitoring is Important for Security

As IT pros already know, when we speak of ports, we mean the 16-bit virtual ports used when interconnecting systems i.e. during communication over protocols such as TCP or UDP and not physical connections on the system such as USB, HDMI etc. See the OSI model and list of port numbers and their assigned function […]

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 now use an extensive range of REST API calls to get data from WhatsUp Gold from other systems, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]