Ipswitch acquires Dorian Software Creations Inc

Ipswitch, the people responsible for creating What’s Up Gold, have acquired Dorian Software Creations. Dorian Software are publishers of event log management software.

Dorian’s event log management solutions for Windows and Syslog environments include:

  • Event Archiver for automated collection, centralization and secure storage of log data;
  • Event Analyst for event examination, correlation and comprehensive reporting for audit and compliance;
  • Event Alarm for monitoring, alerting and notification on key defined events;
  • Event Rover for on-the-fly forensics and log data mining.

Dorian products are scheduled to be available from Ipswitch in March.

What’s Up Rises to Top in Bake-Off

What’s Up Gold screenshot

CRN Tech put network management solutions up against one another and gave Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold Premium v11 first-place for its robust features, strong troubleshooting capabilities and comprehensive reports. Engineers were particularly impressed with its feature set, price/performance and integration capabilities, giving it top marks across those three categories. SolarWinds LANSurveyor 10 came second, with AdRem Netcrunch (personally I’ve not heard of this) third. The full article puts these solutions through their paces and is worth a read.