Announcing our latest version GroundWork Monitor Enterprise Edition (EE), 8.2.1, now available for download, offering several enhancements and two additions to the suite of TCG connectors
The GroundWork Team is proud to announce a new update to GroundWork Monitor, version 8. This is the GroundWork Monitor Enterprise Edition (EE) 8.2.1, and will be the last version for the year. We are adding features that you, our loyal customers, asked for, and one or two that we thought you would like in the future. Also, we are rolling all the patch levels we released for version 8.2.0 up into this release as well.
In addition to fixing up the user interface to be faster and more accurate and informative, we have added two more items to the suite of GroundWork TCG connectors. The GroundWork Office connector allows subscribers to Microsoft Azure™, Microsoft 365™, and Microsoft SharePoint™ services to monitor availability, license consumption, and storage and email usage. The Kubernetes connector interfaces to the Kubernetes Metrics API to pull in usage statistics from pods, nodes and namespaces in Kubernetes.
These new sources for monitoring data round out a maturing set of connectors including Elastic, APM, SNMP, and of course the Nagios connector used in data transport for all GroundWork servers. Each of these connectors have been getting attention too, and are more functional for more things than ever.
We are also simplifying our license counting and database structure in this release. Be sure to read the release notes, as if you are a user of the product already, your license may need adjustment to accommodate this new way of counting. We still license by host, but we no longer allow the many-hostname-to-one-address configuration that is possible in prior versions.
GroundWork Desk powered by Invicta Software, is a help desk ticketing system now available for GroundWork Monitor Enterprise.
GroundWork Desk for Help Desk ticketing. GroundWork Monitor does monitoring and alerting, but this is only part of what you need to run an IT shop. Engineers, DevOps, and technicians all need to know they are always working on the most important things, without having to think about the relative priority of a given task. That’s why we are adding GroundWork Desk to GroundWork Monitor Enterprise.
GroundWork Desk (powered by Invicta Software) is a help desk ticketing system, closely integrated with GroundWork Monitor. If GroundWork can monitor it, you can get a ticket on it when it needs attention. This new product makes the need for expensive and complex integrations with other help desk products obsolete – just use GroundWork Desk!
The Role of GroundWork Monitor in Security Monitoring
July 13, 2021
The GroundWork team has reviewed industry analysis of the recent Kaseya VSA incident, and while details are still being revealed, there are some useful take-aways we want to share. In particular, certain aspects of preparedness and indicators of active compromise can be monitored. We also want to talk a little bit about where GroundWork Monitor fits into security monitoring as a whole.
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