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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.  … [Read more...]

Transitioning from AlertFox to iMacros

Starting January 1, 2019 AlertFox and associated services will no longer function as we sunset this Ipswitch product. However, that doesn't mean that we are leaving users of AlertFox hanging. … [Read more...]

Did China Pull off the Biggest Hardware Hack in History?

For years, there have been concerns of the Chinese government building backdoors and spying capabilities in to phones and hardware built on their soil, and now it seems those concerns are coming to head with a recent Bloomberg story that alleges that Chinese government agents installed thousands of spy chips into servers used by Amazon, Apple, and the US government. How true are these allegations, … [Read more...]

WhatsUp Gold Integration with Cisco Connected TAC

In this podcast, Ipswitch's Director of EMEA, John McArdle, discusses a new and powerful integration within Ipswitch's network monitoring tool, WhatsUp Gold. … [Read more...]

Defrag This – Monitoring Security in AWS

How do you ensure the security of a third of America’s web traffic? By comprehensively understanding the different attack vectors around the cloud at the API level, specifically AWS (Amazon web services). And being prepared to react fast. … [Read more...]

VIDEO: How to Discover Azure Virtual Machines in WhatsUp Gold 2018

A new feature in Ipswitch's WhatsUp Gold network monitoring product is the ability to monitor Azure Virtual Machines. In this video from Ipswitch contributor Adam Betram, we'll cover how to add an Azure credential to WhatsUp Gold and how to set up an initial discovery to discover all Azure Virtual Machines in a subscription. … [Read more...]

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. … [Read more...]

How to Choose a Network Configuration Management Tool

Network teams have a lot on their plate. No one’s disputing that. Today, network admins are provided with a wide range of network management tools that can make their job just a bit easier. That said, it’s not as easy as just picking out a solution and crossing your fingers in hopes that it works for any given network environment. … [Read more...]

Monitor Dark Web Traffic with WhatsUp Gold 2018

Monitoring traffic on the dark web is the kind of thing that IT administrators worry about, but they can't do anything about. Now IT can pinpoint who and what is accessing the dark web from corporate networks with WhatsUp Gold 2018.  … [Read more...]

How to Meet SLAs in Healthcare IT

Many health care IT organizations create service-level agreements (SLAs) for new applications and infrastructure projects. It's important to collect metrics related to SLA line items and review your metrics on a regular basis. … [Read more...]