Checking Your Network’s Plumbing: Why You Need to Monitor Bandwidth

Everyone and everything in our modern connected world uses bandwidth. The pipes are now far bigger than the old 56kbps dial-up speeds most of the world endured once upon a time, so bandwidth is usually not seen as an issue by the vast majority of network users. Well, not until there’s a problem, that is. […]

Network Bandwidth Usage: How To Optimize Your Network

Company bandwidth usage has, for reasons other than expected growth, increased dramatically and continues to do so every year. Over time this usage is going to increase beyond your workforce’s limitations, which poses an important challenge for IT teams. How do you calculate and optimize the use of the bandwidth you have available to ensure your […]

Podcast: Log Management Basics – What Should You Collect?

Log Management is a hot topic these days, especially in the way it pertains to organizational data security. So in this episode of Defrag This, your host Mark Towler sits down with Jim Cashman to quiz the latter on his sysadmin experience with Log Management. This discussion covers what logs an admin should be collecting, […]

What is Bandwidth Monitoring?

Monitoring bandwidth usage is a vital aspect of any network management strategy. Bandwidth monitors collect, monitor and analyze network traffic volume by end-point (user), port, interface and protocol (application). This information enables IT Admins to: Assure adequate bandwidth for business-critical applications Minimize the impact of non-critical or unauthorized network traffic Identify bandwidth bottlenecks such as […]

How to Strengthen Your SIEM Capabilities by Leveraging Log Management

It’s certainly clear that IT teams that utilize a Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solution are better positioned to protect the digital assets of their companies. SIEM aggregates vital data from multiple sources and provides alerts that enable IT to detect, prevent, isolate and mitigate security threats. But given today’s cybercriminal environment, where new […]

Are Disruptive Technologies Making Bandwidth Monitoring More Important?

As a former cubicle-based drone, I can readily identify with the bandwidth problems faced by users, with slowdowns and interruptions suffered for a variety of reasons, whether it is essential backups best run after-hours, problems with new security patches or updates, failing hardware or streaming video addicts. Unfortunately, when even data centers are debating how […]

Four Ways You Can Strengthen Security with Network Monitoring

For most IT organizations, network monitoring is an essential tool. Network monitoring tools play an important role in letting IT pros get complete visibility into the status of network devices, systems, and applications, keeping the IT team aware of problems with services, networks, application performance, and more. But despite Network Monitoring’s reputation as an IT […]

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 […]