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Ipswitch announces compliance additions to log management suite

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Ipswitch Network Management Division has announced the new version of its WhatsUp Log Management suite.

According to the company, version 10.1.1 comes with pre-built, out-of-the-box reports that are focused on compliance with European data-protection regulations, especially UK-specific ones.

The reports ease key compliance requirements for businesses of all sizes, including the need to meet country-specific data protection requirements such as the UK Data Protection Act 1998 and UK Corporate Governance Code 2010.

V10.1.1 features include automatic collection and consolidation of the large volumes of log data from all types of infrastructure and applications that contain employee or customer personal data, protection of archived log data, using cryptographic hashing to maintain log integrity, and real-time monitoring and detection of suspicious events and messages.

Susan Read-Miller, principal product marketing manager at Ipswitch's Network Management Division, said: “Not every company has the luxury of being able to employ dedicated security professionals. Network admins are increasingly being asked to monitor security, yet they often drown under the deluge of logs generated by the modern business so have got into a dangerous habit of ignoring them.

“WhatsUp Log Management can help them automate this process, thus not only protecting the business from potential breaches but saving them time and potentially hefty fines.”

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