WhatsUp Gold buys Windows security management vendor

Network management software maker WhatsUp Gold adds security event and log management via Dorian Software buyout

WhatsUp Gold acquires Dorian Software to augment its network management software suite with security event and log management capabilities.

WhatsUp Gold, the network management division of Ipswitch, Tuesday announced it had acquired for an undisclosed sum Dorian Software, a maker of security event and log management products for Windows environments.

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The WhatsUp Gold division of Ipswitch delivers network management software of the same name, which is targeted at small to midsize companies, though the vendor had added enterprise-level capabilities in more recent releases. By adding Dorian technologies to its portfolio, WhatsUp Gold will be able to offer customers additional capabilities at an affordable price, company executives said.

"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,"  said Ennio Carboni, president of WhatsUp Gold, in a statement.

The Dorian Software acquisition would equip the network management software maker with additional capabilities on the security information and event management (SIEM) and log management front. These two feature sets have been coming together from security management vendors such as Q1 Labs, NitroSecurity and Tripwire. Dorian specializes in Windows Security Event Management and log management for small businesses and enterprise-level organizations. Company founder, president and CEO Andy Milford used WhatsUp Gold in the past and said coupling Dorian technology with that of Ipswitch would benefit customers.

"This feels like a coming home for me personally, given my long-standing familiarity with and appreciation of WhatsUp Gold products," Milford said in a statement. "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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