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Posted on 02.08.19 by Mark Towler

Podcast: Log Management Basics - What should You Collect?

Log Management is a hot topic these days, especially in the way it pertains to organizational data security. So in this episode of Defrag This, your host Mark Towler sits down with Jim Cashman to quiz the latter on his sysadmin experience with Log Management.

Posted on 02.04.19 by Mark Towler

Defend Your Digital Assets Against Cyberattacks: 5 Log Management Best Practices

Every device, OS and application in your IT environment generates a record of activities in the form of log files. These audit trails of activity provide valuable information when investigating security breaches and when submitting regulation compliance reports.

Posted on 12.06.18 by Mark Towler

“Are You Sure That Went Through?” Viewing File Transfers in Real-Time

In a perfect world your file transfer solution would flawlessly complete every single file transfer quickly, completely and without delay. Unfortunately, we don’t live in a perfect world and a multitude of factors can delay or prevent your scheduled file transfers.

Posted on 10.31.18 by Mark Towler

Enforcing Security Policy Agreement at Sign On with MOVEit

It’s a given that users with access to your MFT solution have permission to use it and know exactly what they are allowed to do with it. But maybe it shouldn’t be.

Posted on 08.17.18 by Mark Towler

Manage Virtual Machines On-Premises and in the Public Cloud

Virtualization is becoming more and more popular among IT communities, and with good reason. But that popularity will require a greater level of vigilance as well.

Posted on 07.18.18 by Mark Towler

Primed for Failure — How to Avoid Amazon's Mistakes

Amazon’s heavily-promoted Prime Day event started off with Amazon falling flat on its face right out of the gate. Their site was non-responsive for hours with would-be shoppers getting served pictures of dogs instead of the amazing deals they were promised. Real-time web...

Posted on 09.07.17 by Mark Towler

WS_FTP Server 2017 Plus Brings Improved Security and Usability

WS_FTP Server 2017 Plus is here and with it new features and updates. Ipswitch has added a many security and usability improvements to this release.

Posted on 08.24.17 by Mark Towler

WhatsUp Gold Adds Cloud Monitoring and Increased Performance

Today, WhatsUp Gold introduces cloud monitoring tools and enhances storage monitoring capabilities. Service packs are meant to address issues or bugs, but this service pack is actually packed full of new features! 

Posted on 01.27.17 by Mark Towler

Ipswitch Failover 9.5 Adds More to Virtual Environments

John Picinich, Senior Product Manager at Ipswitch, discusses what's new in Ipswitch Failover 9.5. Ipswitch Failover protects against downtime and makes sure your critical applications are available regardless of the source of the threat. New features add more flexibility...

Posted on 01.04.17 by Mark Towler

Does Your Software Licensing Work for You or Your Vendor?

“If there’s one thing I hate the most, it’s software licensing.” This was said to me, unprompted, by my friend Janine who works in government. She managed operations at large federal organization and handled budget items in the billions of dollars each year. But her...

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