Ipswitch's network management division has announced the acquisition of Dorian Software Creations.

WhatsUp Gold, the development arm of Ipswitch's network management solutions purchased Dorian Software Creations, which provides solutions for Windows Security Event Management (SEM) and log management for small businesses and enterprise-level organisations.

The addition of Dorian Software's patented event log management technology to WhatsUp Gold's extensive suite of network management solutions will empower customers to collect, store, report, monitor and alert on event logs in real-time.

Ennio Carboni, president of WhatsUp Gold, said: “The acquisition of Dorian Software extends our innovation boundary in creating simple management solutions that work for small businesses and enterprises.

“We believe our mutual customers will greatly benefit from a single vendor supporting the gamut of network management tasks from device utilisation and bandwidth monitoring, systems and application management, traffic analysis, VoIP and now security and compliance solutions via in-depth log management.”

Andy Milford, president, CEO and founder of Dorian Software Creations, said: “Ensuring network security and compliance to regulatory requirements is a complex task. Our patented technology and intuitive reporting allows customers to manage multiple log management formats and technologies, both legacy and next generation, in one simple, seamless, 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.”