Don’t be like Facebook. How Configuration Management Can Prevent Outages and Security Issues

Don’t be like Facebook. How Configuration Management Can Prevent Outages and Security Issues

Improper configuration changes to a network—or even just one server on a network—can cause huge issues. They can degrade network performance, shut down key services, and even result in noncompliance with regulatory standards like SOX, PCI, HIPAA and FISMA. And they can compromise network security.

How Device Roles Reduce Administrative Headaches

How Device Roles Reduce Administrative Headaches

Here’s a familiar refrain in IT media: Today’s corporate networks are much different than they were 10, five, or even two years ago. It’s cliched, but it’s true: Modern IT networks are bigger, messier, and more dynamic than they used to be. For system and network administrators, that means it’s now a lot more difficult to keep track of what’s connected to your network.

See It as It Happens: Live Activity View & Report in WhatsUp Gold 2019

See It as It Happens: Live Activity View & Report in WhatsUp Gold 2019

Your network is a living, breathing entity. Like a living body or an organic brain, it’s constantly moving things around and changing from moment to moment. Every single individual part is in continuous contact with and reacting to every other part. The job of your monitoring tool is to track all of this.

Just in Time for the Holidays: A WhatsUp Gold App That Fits in Your Stocking!

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.

What is Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP)?

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.

Video: How To Scan For—And Lock Down—Open Ports With WhatsUp PortScanner port scanner video

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 using the host’s firewall.

VIDEO: How to Monitor an AWS EC2 Instance in WhatsUp Gold 2018 DIY network monitoring

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 our host set up, we’ll then create a simple monitor to be notified when the EC2 instance is stopped.