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What Capabilities in APM Solutions Really Matter to You?

By WhatsUp Guru (Jason Williams) – 2 Comments

Written by Ennio Carboni, President of the Network Management Division of Ipswitch, Inc.

When you evaluate application performance monitoring solutions, comparing capabilities is one key part of the assessment. But it can be misleading. Many application performance monitoring solutions include features that, while interesting, are not critical to you. Sometimes the feature-rich solutions are more costly, complex, and difficult to implement than you want. But sometimes more affordable products…

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How can business achieve compliance and security?

By Susan Read-Miller

Find out more about how to build a partnership between the compliance and IT security teams.

These days, IT organizations are faced with a myriad of challenges.  IT and security teams are working within tight budgets to address increasing compliance requests in addition to handling the escalation of data breaches are impacting companies around the globe.  In fact, a recent examination of the most recent US Securities and Exchange Commission 10-K filings found that 71% of those companies listed data-security breaches as the major risk to their operations.  Needless to say, IT…

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May 2012 WhatsUp WUGspace? Newsletter

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Hey All -- the recent edition of our monthly newsletter to WUGspacers is available here attached to this post in archived PDF form. Enjoy!


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Welcome iOpus!

By WhatsUp Guru (Jason Williams)

Hello WUGspacers,

Today, the announcement about our recent acquisition of iOpus software went public.  This is very exciting for us as we are now able to offer one of the most innovative web transaction monitoring services in the market.  The product name is AlertFox End-User Monitor.

So what does this mean for WUGspace?  Well, this is where I am personally really excited as we will be welcoming all of the iOpus customers to WUGspace.  There is a new AlertFox forum and you will start to see…

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Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Data Retention Requirements

By Susan Read-Miller – 1 Comment

How can network management and log management technologies impact your ability to comply with SOX? Critical financial reporting data is stored and accessed within IT networks and systems making the security and health of the infrastructure is a critical component of the internal controls.

Over the last 5 months, I have had several customers ask "How can network management and log management impact my ability to comply with SOX?" 

The Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) legislation regulates auditing and accountability standards for any U.S. publically-traded organization.  These organizations are mandated to set adequate internal controls and procedures to assure the accuracy of their financial reporting in order to their protect shareholders.  The auditors as well as the corporations are…

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April Edition of WhatsUp WUGspace? Newsletter

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Hey Everyone -- attached to this blog post is the latest edition of our community newsletter that went to folks last week. Check it out if you haven't seen it!

Best,
Ryan
WUGspace Community


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WUG Named Network Management Product of the Year

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WUGspacers -- thanks for all your votes and love -- it certainly paid off.

We are extremely excited to let you know that your beloved WhatsUp Gold has been named Network Computing's Network Management Product of the Year! Over 20,000 readers and industry analysts participated in the vote, and in addition, Ipswitch founder and CEO Roger Greene was runner up in the Wick Hill Award for Contribution to ICT.

WhatsUp Gold previously won Network Management Product of the Year in 2010 and was named…

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Data privacy laws in the European Union have a strong emphasis on protecting the individual's right to know what personally identifiable data is being collected, who is collecting the data, and for what purposes. Organizations that collect personally identifiable data have an obligation to confirm exactly what data is considered protected, what consent they need to obtain from data subjects, and what safeguards they should employ to protect that data from unauthorized uses. 

IT organizations…

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March Edition of WhatsUp WUGspace? Archived

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Hey All -- just wanted to let you know that the March 2012 edition of our WhatsUp WUGspace? e-newsletter to community members is attached here in .PDF form. Enjoy!


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Managing Data Retention Requirements in Healthcare

By Susan Read-Miller

According to the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, the healthcare industry has seen a considerable jump in data privacy breaches in 2010 and 2011. Since 2009, reporting data breaches is now compulsory as a result of HIPAA which may explain why we are seeing such a significant rise in reported breach violations.

According to the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, the healthcare industry has seen a considerable jump in data privacy breaches in 2010 and 2011.  This drastic spike in privacy breaches has become much more transparent since 2009 when Congress enacted the Health Information Technology for Economic andHealthcare Breaches 2005-2012 Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act).  This U.S. legislation added a technology component to the original 1996 HIPAA privacy mandates providing more explicit guidelines around technology aspects for…

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