9 08 2011

Ipswitch Log Management v10 Introduces Comprehensive Compliance and Security Enhancements

New Fully Integrated Log Management Solution Now Available from Network Management Pioneer

LEXINGTON, Mass. ─ September 8, 2011 ─ Ipswitch Inc.’s Network Management Division, developer of the WhatsUp Gold suite of innovative IT management solutions, today announced the immediate availability of its comprehensive log management software solution, WhatsUp Log Management v10. The pioneering solution is easier to use, more intuitive and more comprehensive than ever before and provides an out-of-the-box security and compliance solution for businesses of all sizes.


Regulatory compliance is an important consideration for any modern business, however many find the need to retain and report on Event Log and Syslog activity overwhelming. WhatsUp Log Management v10 provides over one hundred pre-packaged reports organized according to government and industry regulations so IT managers can quickly select the reports necessary for their individual business need. These reports are then compressed and delivered to secure directories in accordance with FIPS 140-2 cryptographic standards to prevent unauthorized viewing.


“Often, customers start using one of our products and modules for one purpose, such as network monitoring or topology mapping, but quickly realize additional value in other areas such as infrastructure analytics, configuration management and log management. With WhatsUp Log Management v10, businesses of all sizes can ensure compliance across systems, secure their network perimeter with comprehensive Syslog support, monitor end-user activity to quickly detect internal threats, and protect key assets in a cost effective manner,” said Ennio Carboni, president of Ipswitch Network Management Division. “Through protecting log files with FIPS 140-2 hashing – the strongest commercially available – we allow businesses to make use of log data and in cases where needed, prove that their logs haven’t been tampered with and remain compliant.”

Key features of WhatsUp Log Management v10 

  • Seamless Syslog support – Event Archiver chronicles Syslog messages directly to ensure robustness in even the most heterogeneous environment
  • New pre-built compliance-centric reports – includes pre-packaged reports for Sarbanes Oxley, HIPAA, FISMA, PCI, MiFID, Gramm-Leach Bliley and Cisco IOS
  • New support for IIS/W3C log formats to manage logs from Web Application Servers, Load Balancers, Firewalls, Proxy Servers and Content Security appliances
  • New add-on resources such as Auditing Volume Analyzer to aid in determining database storage requirements for archived logs; Event Archiver Importing Tool to consolidate log files over a WAN; and ELM/WUG integration tool to add stored procedures to their ELM SQL databases, and to simplify log management tasks from a single console.


Users can manage all of their critical log files from a GUI-driven intuitive application, where they can automate log collection, storage, archiving, monitoring, alerting and reporting activities. Up to 300+ event alarms are available straight out of the box, however users can configure their own depending on their particular needs. In addition, users with large disparate networks can set a customizable flood control to ensure the volume of logs generated doesn’t get overwhelming and only focus in on the most relevant information.


“WhatsUp Log Management v10 integrates seamlessly into WhatsUp Gold so that businesses can manage availability, performance and log management information from a single pane of glass,” added Carboni.

Pricing and Availability

WhatsUp Log Management v10 is available on Thursday, September 8, 2011. Pricing starts are $1,325.00 for a 5-server Syslog license and $1,195.00 for a 100-workstation license.


About the Network Management Division of Ipswitch, Inc.

The Network Management Division of Ipswitch, Inc. is the developer of the WhatsUp Gold suite of innovative IT management software. WhatsUp Gold is deployed on over 100,000 networks worldwide and delivers comprehensive network, system, application and event log monitoring and management solutions for small and medium businesses and enterprises. The award winning solution supports a wide range of IT management tasks including automated discovery, mapping, real-time monitoring, alerting, troubleshooting and reporting.

Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Lexington, Massachusetts, Ipswitch, Inc. has offices in Atlanta and Augusta, Georgia and Madison, Wisconsin, as well as its European headquarters in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Ipswitch sells its products through distributors, resellers and OEMs worldwide.

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