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Jeff Edwards
Jeff Edwards is a tech writer and analyst with three years of experience covering Information Security and IT. Jeff has written on all things cybersecurity, from APTs to zero-days, and previously worked as a reporter covering Boston City Hall.
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Posted on 09.21.18 by Jeff Edwards

VIDEO: How to Discover Azure Virtual Machines in WhatsUp Gold 2018

A new feature in Ipswitch's WhatsUp Gold network monitoring product is the ability to monitor Azure Virtual Machines. In this video from Ipswitch contributor Adam Betram, we'll cover how to add an Azure credential to WhatsUp Gold and how to set up an initial discovery to...

Posted on 09.13.18 by Jeff Edwards

Six Peer-Reviewed Alternatives to Gartner and Forrester Reports

If you work in IT, or if you're in any position to evaluate and choose IT tools, chances are you're familiar with the names Gartner and Forrester.

Posted on 09.04.18 by Jeff Edwards

Video: How To Scan For—and Lock Down—Open Ports with WhatsUp PortScanner

Foot-printing your environment is the first step to identifying ways in which intruders can penetrate your network. Thankfully, we offer a free utility that helps with precisely this task! In this Snip, Anthony Howell shows you how to use Ipswitch's WhatsUp PortScanner...

Posted on 08.31.18 by Jeff Edwards

Breaking Down the GDPR's Data Protection Principles, Part 4: Integrity, Confidentiality, and Accountability

It’s been months since the EU’s landmark data protection regulation, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into full effect. This means that companies around the world now have to be more careful about the way they handle personal data collected about...

Posted on 08.27.18 by Jeff Edwards

Video: How to Download Files From Azure Blob Storage with MOVEit Automation

 One of the new features of Ipswitch's MOVEit Automation 2018 product is the introduction of REST APIs. In this video from Ipswitch contributor Adam Betram, we'll cover how to use PowerShell to first authenticate to a MOVEit Automation server and then we'll cover how to...

Posted on 08.20.18 by Jeff Edwards

Video: Using MOVEit Transfer's REST API to Transfer Files with PowerShell

One of the new features of Ipswitch's MOVEit Automation 2018 product is the introduction of REST APIs. In this video from Ipswitch contributor Adam Bertram, we'll cover how to use PowerShell to first authenticate to a MOVEit Transfer server and then we'll cover how to...

Posted on 08.17.18 by Jeff Edwards

NSA Adviser Lists The Top Culprits for Nation State Hacking at DEF CON

The former chief of the NSA’s elite Tailored Access Operations Unit told DEF CON attendees who the top culprits for Nation State attacks are, and the results won’t surprise you at all. Except that he left the US off the list…

Posted on 08.03.18 by Jeff Edwards

Defrag This: Prepping For Black Hat and DEF CON

It's conference season, and we're right around the corner from two of the biggest InfoSec conferences in the world: BlackHat and DEF CON. In this episode of Defrag This our fearless hosts discuss their preparations for the hacker cons, what they're looking forward to,...

Posted on 07.27.18 by Jeff Edwards

The Sysadmin Survival Guide

Today marks the 18th Sysadmin day since it was first founded by Ted Kekatos on July 28th, 2000. In honor of Sysadmin day—and the daily struggle of all IT Professionals, we present to you the Sysadmin Survival Guide, a collection of the best sysadmin resources from here...

Posted on 07.19.18 by Jeff Edwards

Five Best Practices for Network Configuration and Change Management

When your business is growing so is your network. Even when business isn’t booming (thanks economy) your business’ infrastructure can be evolving too. What you need is a software tool that’s able to manage these network changes for you.

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