WhatsUp Gold provides a suite of libraries you can leverage to implement site availability, performance, and security policies into practice. These provide the building blocks for implementing availability, performance, and security model on top of your WhatsUp Gold monitoring.
Libraries you can use to implement site policies include:
Create and configure customized threshold definitions and apply them to monitored devices, services, applications, and processes within your managed network. Re-use, clone, and customize as needed.
Create and configure triggered actions (notifications, remote/local script execution, write to log) to initiate a chain of notifications to responsible individuals, apply corrective actions, mitigate and recover from performance, security, and application incidents, and uphold terms of service level agreements.
Create and configure custom e-mail, SMS, and desktop alert notifications. Used for both scheduling and distribution of incident notifications together with the Blackout Policy Library.
Define hierarchy and rules of escalation for notifying responsible individuals of the threshold incident. Instituting deterministic notifications polices at your site is a cornerstone requirement of information assurance and networking security certifications (HIPAA, SOX, PCI, CSC) and an 'all-around' best practice, in general.
Define site policy using by configuring rules that trigger mitigating, corrective, and recovery actions (typically groups of actions) to occur in response to change of state events on your managed network hosts, applications, and infrastructure.
Note: You can also create and apply powerful policies which enforce configuration record versioning and device configuration alignment using WhatsUp Gold Configuration Management policies.