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Ipswitch acquires Security Event Logging company

Ipswitch : 28 January, 2010  (Company News)
Log Management and Security Event Management for Windows environments come under the WhatsUp Gold banner as Ipswitch acquires Dorian Software Creations
WhatsUp Gold, Ipswitch's network management division and a developer of innovative network management solutions, has acquired Dorian Software Creations, a provider of complete, easy-to-use 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. 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 centralised Windows Event Log management across both legacy (EVT) and current (EVTX) formats, combined with Syslog monitoring, will be a powerful differentiator for WhatsUp Gold as it extends its technology leadership over its competitors. By rapidly innovating internally and through acquisitions, WhatsUp Gold has created a comprehensive suite of offerings that meets the needs of its customers. Coupled with its unmatched direct and simple device-based licensing, WhatsUp Gold 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, WhatsUp Gold. "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 WhatsUp Gold, 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 utilisation and bandwidth monitoring, systems and application management, traffic analysis, VoIP and now security and compliance solutions via in-depth log management."

Network management has become increasingly complex with the implementation of a variety of domestic and international accountability standards, including: standards, such as the GCSX Code of Connection, UK Security Policy Framework or the 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 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."

Of note, Andy was a user of Ipswitch products and services even before he founded Dorian Software and is highly appreciative of Ipswitch's 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."
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