Ipswitch Updates Log Management Offering
Ipswitch is a pretty well-known player in the network management space whose reputation is growing among channel partners because of its solid – and relevant – toolset appropriate for both in-house installations and managed services offerings. Its latest version of WhatsUp Event Log Management is no different.
Version 9.0, available now, focuses heavily on ensuring companies meet compliance regulations and demonstrate security policies that dominate the regulatory landscape. But unlike some other log managers that require deep data mining and myriad reports to find such information, WhatsUp Event Log Management presents compliance in a streamlined, easy-to-use package.
“Log management holds the key to protecting key enterprise information,” said Marina Gil-Santamaria, director of product marketing at Ipswitch. “Regulatory compliance is a major consideration in the business world. Some companies think compliance doesn’t apply to them, but it applies to every organization in the United States as well as those international companies that do business in the U.S.”
Version 9.0 provides compliance with myriad compliance regulations including Sarbanes-Oxley, Gramm-Leach-Bliley, FISMA, HIPAA, NISPOM, PCI, Massachusetts Privacy Law, NERC CIP, MiFID and Basel II.
The modular nature of WhatsUp Event Log Management enables customers to pick and choose what features they want and gives partners a great platform to build a custom solution for their customers. The latest release provides complete deployment flexibility – backward and forward compatibility with Microsoft Windows Event Logs for both EVT and EVTX files. “No more nightmares between different versions of event logs,” Gil-Santamaria said.
What’s more, the new version features an event alarm that immediately sends out an alert when potential security threats occur. “This software can mean the difference between a security threat and a security breach,” she said.
“Data breaches are serious,” Gil-Santamaria added. “Organizations concerned about security need to think about log management for security and compliance management.”