Jan 26 2010

Ipswitch's Network Management Division Acquires Dorian Software Creations, Inc. to Add Security Event Log Management to Network Monitoring Portfolio

Continues product innovation with the addition of proven real-time operations and forensic analysis capabilities to aid network security and compliance to regulatory requirements

Lexington, Mass. – January 26, 2010 – Ipswitch's network management division, makers of WhatsUp Gold and innovative network management solutions, today announced it has acquired Dorian Software Creations, Inc., the leader in providing complete, easy-to-use solutions for Windows Security Event Management (SEM) and Log Management for small businesses and enterprise-level organizations. The addition of Dorian Software’s patented event log management technology to Ipswitch's network management division’s extensive suite of network management solutions will empower customers to collect, store, report, monitor and alert on event logs in real time. Along with forensic analysis, these capabilities ultimately ensure network security and facilitate adherence to compliance standards and processes.

 

The acquisition of Dorian Software, founded in 1997 and a pioneer in centralized Windows Event Log management across both legacy (EVT) and current (EVTX) formats, combined with Syslog monitoring, will be a powerful differentiator for Ipswitch's network management division as it extends its technology leadership over its competitors. By rapidly innovating internally and through acquisitions, Ipswitch's network management division has created a comprehensive suite of offerings that meets the needs of its customers. Coupled with its unmatched direct and simple device-based licensing, Ipswitch is setting the pace for innovation in affordable network management.

 

“The acquisition of Dorian Software extends our innovation boundary in creating simple management solutions that work for small businesses and enterprises,” said Ennio Carboni, president, Ipswitch's network management division. “Dorian Software’s profitable and self-funded business model, pinpoint customer focus, passionate user base and easy-to-use solutions are a perfect fit for Ipswitch, both technologically and culturally. We believe our mutual customers will greatly benefit from a single vendor supporting the gamut of network management tasks from device utilization and bandwidth monitoring, systems and application management, traffic analysis, VoIP  and now security and compliance solutions via in-depth log management,” Carboni said.

 

Network management has become increasingly complex with the implementation of a variety of accountability standards, including: Sarbanes Oxley (SOX); Gramm-Leach-Bliley (GLB); Health Insurance Portability and Accounting Act (HIPAA); Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA); and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Since its inception, Dorian Software Creations has patented its approach to managing log files. The company is a proven leader in the delivery of Event Log Management software that aids in meeting regulatory compliance and security.

 

“Ensuring network security and compliance to regulatory requirements is a complex task,” said Andy Milford, president, CEO and founder, Dorian Software Creations. “Our patented technology and intuitive reporting allows customers to seamlessly manage multiple log management formats and technologies, both legacy and next generation, in one simple, flexible and highly scalable solution set. We are pleased to join forces with a market leader like WhatsUp Gold to deliver higher value to our mutual customers across commercial and government sectors.”

 

Of note, Andy was a user of Ipswitch products and services even before he founded Dorian Software and is highly appreciative of its customer friendly approach, highly intuitive product design and corporate philanthropy principles.  “In a nutshell, this feels like a ‘coming home’ for me personally, given my long standing familiarity with and appreciation of WhatsUp Gold products.  I couldn't be happier that Ipswitch is going to be the company to take our software to the next level in terms of sales and market penetration.”

 

About WhatsUp Gold - Know Your Network

Ipswitch™, Inc.’s network management division, the developer of the WhatsUp Gold suite of innovative network management solutions, manages thousands of networks worldwide. Built on a scalable architecture offering automated network discovery and network mapping, real-time network monitoring (including SNMP monitoring and WMI monitoring), and versatile alerting, notification, and reporting functionality, WhatsUp Gold provides intelligent and easy to use, extensive network management that goes beyond simple device availability and delivers comprehensive troubleshooting. Recently, Ipswitch, Inc. acquired Dorian Software Creations, Inc., the leader in providing complete, easy-to-use solutions for Windows Security Event Management (SEM) and Log Management for small businesses and enterprise-level organizations.

WhatsUp Gold scales from the small business to the large enterprise, and its functionality extends with additional plug-in modules: WhatsUp Gold WhatsConnected™ for Layer 2/Layer 3 discovery, mapping and visualization; WhatsUp Gold Flow Monitor and WhatsUp Gold Flow Publisher for network bandwidth utilization monitoring; WhatsUp Gold WhatsConfigured for automated Network Configuration and Change Management; and WhatsUp Gold VoIP Monitor for precise measurement of a converged network’s ability to provide the quality of service (QoS) necessary for VoIP. To learn more about WhatsUp Gold, download a free trial or to make a purchase visit: http://www.whatsupgold.com/products/download/