Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold SP3 is Christmas Come Early

Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold SP3 is Christmas Come Early

They say that good things come in small packages; and in the case of the widely popular Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold network monitoring and incident response solution, the release of service pack 3 proves this to be true.

PRTG Lacks Significant Features Against Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold

PRTG Lacks Significant Features Against Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold

In this blog, we wanted to take a look at two industry rivals in the network monitoring space. German engineering at its best from Paessler, in the forms of PRTG; and the universally famous Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold.

Service Pack 2 Makes WhatsUp Gold 2018 the Best Version Yet

Service Pack 2 Makes WhatsUp Gold 2018 the Best Version Yet

The past three months seem to have been a summer which just keeps giving. After deliciously warm weather throughout July and August for almost everyone in the northern hemisphere, we now are given the second service pack for Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold 2018, which promises to be packed full of goodies and features.

3 Network Monitoring Fails Worth Avoiding

3 Network Monitoring Fails Worth Avoiding

Nobody is happy when the company network and systems are slow. Long wait times caused by slow applications and network speeds drain productivity throughout your organisation. As time goes on without a fix, users will start to lose their patience and faith.

A Guide to Writing an RFP for Selecting and Evaluating an IT Solution

A Guide to Writing an RFP for Selecting and Evaluating an IT Solution

In this blog, we share some tips on how to construct an RFP (Request for Proposal). It will list the major things to consider when compiling your RFP and provide guidelines on a typical RFP lifecycle.

6 Reasons to Monitor Netflow with Network Traffic Analysis

6 Reasons to Monitor Netflow with Network Traffic Analysis

One of the most useful things to have in your network monitoring toolkit is Network Traffic Analysis. It collects and processes network flow data, commonly available through features such as Cisco’s NetFlow as well as other network device manufacturers.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Network Monitoring Solutions

5 Things You Didn't Know About Network Monitoring Solutions

Network monitoring solutions and SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) have been around for over twenty years; and has become a staple of many a network. With age comes a scepticism about how innovative such solutions can be; and whether or not they are commoditised, with literally hundreds of vendors offering such tools.

Using IFTTT to Monitor Servers and Network Devices

Using IFTTT to Monitor Servers and Network Devices

Being a bit of a technology philistine at home, I was only recently enlightened to the joys of IFTTT technology and how it is powering home automation and other integrations. I have to admit, as much as I prefer to leave IT to my day job, I was intrigued at the possibilities it could open up; and even more so, how this could benefit organisations.

What is Netflow and Why Do Network Admins Swear By It?

What is Netflow and Why Do Network Admins Swear By It?

The level or knowledge or even awareness of netflow is a mixed bag, in my experiences speaking with IT managers and network engineers. Those who have attended accredited courses for network equipment or those networking veterans will be very familiar with the technology. For others, it is a new and exciting technology which can reveal a vast wealth of insight into network traffic.

Extending Network Monitoring to AWS and Azure

Extending Network Monitoring to AWS and Azure

These days it seems that it is almost impossible to find an organisation who is not either using cloud infrastructure services, such as AWS (Amazon Web Services) or Microsoft Azure, or at least experimenting with them. The benefits are attractive, lower operating costs, better resilience and rapid deployment times are just a few.