New release of network monitoring software adds significant usability and security enhancements, enabling users to meet compliance requirements and improve their network’s security posture
Today’s network and system administrators need to make decisions faster, combat security threats from all sides, and manage an unprecedented number of connected devices, switches, routers, wireless access points, firewalls, cloud resources, services and applications. Administrators must find and fix problems fast—preferably before they impact end users or customers. Logs are crucial to both troubleshooting and security visibility. If organizations fail to collect, analyze and store these records, they open themselves to digital attacks.
Log Management Archiving
Most regulatory standards mandate the collection and storage of logs for compliance, yet having all network, systems, and security data in check for an audit can be a challenge for busy IT teams. With this release, support for log management in WhatsUp Gold network monitoring has been expanded to include log management archiving, therefore enabling businesses to easily find, archive and retrieve all log sources—from network devices to servers, operating systems, applications and more.
WhatsUp Gold 2021.1 allows users to pull up historical logs for deeper investigation of security violations and breaches or generate proof of compliance with regulatory requirements such as Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF) and preserve historic data without impacting performance—all done within the same industry-leading interface that makes for easy troubleshooting with WhatsUp Gold.
“Log management archiving has always been a challenge in IT because it’s a critical piece of troubleshooting, but is otherwise undervalued,” said
Additional WhatsUp Gold 2021.1 network monitoring capabilities and features include:
OpenID Connect Support
OpenID Connect allows network administrators to authenticate their users across websites and apps without owning and managing password files. WhatsUp Gold now offers support for OpenID Connect, leveraging the standards-based OpenID Connect protocol for authentication of users within WhatsUp Gold. This enables users to align across one open standards-based OpenID solution for easier single sign-on, multi-factor authentication or other token-based external authentication—simplifying customers’ ability to administer user rights across applications and prevent breaches while enhancing their network’s overall security posture.
Enhances Cisco Meraki Support
WhatsUp Gold has added out-of-the-box support for popular Cisco Meraki devices, including the MX100 cloud managed security appliance and the MS125-24 switch. Users can monitor any Cisco Meraki implementation for disconnections, security gateway errors, SNMP connections and other common issues.
Microsoft Edge Support
In addition to Chrome and Firefox browser options, users can now access WhatsUp Gold using Microsoft Edge, eliminating the need for them to support older Internet Explorer browsers.
“Modern businesses can’t survive without a secure, functional and high-performing network,” said
WhatsUp Gold network monitoring software enables small and midsize businesses and enterprises to continuously monitor and manage their IT infrastructure and applications, ensuring high levels of performance and availability. That is why it was named to
The latest release of Progress WhatsUp Gold is available today. For more information, click here or attend the WhatsUp Gold 2021.1 release webinar on
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