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 […]

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) […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]