In this blog post we are comparing two network monitoring goliaths - Progress WhatsUp Gold and SolarWinds NPM, which is the Network Performance Monitoring module of the wider SolarWinds solution. For simplicity, we will continue to refer to this simply as SolarWinds and point-out where other plugins are required.
It was a revealed in a recent Fortinet survey of CISOs that one of the top three priorities for the next few years is the integration of network operations and IT security. Something which is corroborated by what I am witnessing when speaking to and visiting our customers.
Having worked with network monitoring tools for almost ten years, we like to think we know a thing or two about this technology and the solutions on offer. Yet, with so many new features, such as cloud monitoring, network packet analysis and application metrics, now available with these tools, it can be dizzying comparing them.
It's Summer! The weather is good...sometimes; many of us are taking well-earned breaks; and nature is in full bloom. What more could we need?
At least twice a year, we run an update webinar showcasing the latest release of Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold, to our customers, prospects and the curious alike. With Spring rapidly approaching (we hope), that time is upon us again with the release of WhatsUp Gold 2019.
For the second year running, Advanced Cyber Solutions have been awarded by managed file transfer and network monitoring vendor Ipswitch, for our hard work in 2018.
It seems that barely a month or two goes by without yet another exciting announcement from Ipswitch, these days. In november, we had the release of a service pack for both their managed file transfer and network monitoring tools; and now we have the addition of a mobile app for WhatsUp Gold.
Any environment which has SLAs or minimum levels of availability to achieve can become highly pressured one, in which any incident could possibly drag you closer to a red line which you have been mandated not to cross.
In part one of our blog on adding performance and billing monitoring support to Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold, we focussed on collecting the Tenant ID, Application ID and Application Key, in order to create a credential in Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold.
In previous versions of WhatsUp Gold you may have noticed the introduction of monitoring support for Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS. Providing you with the ability to monitor virtual devices, applications and even present statistics on your ongoing hosting costs.