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How to Quickly Identify Suspicious Network Behavior With Intuitive Dashboards

February 18, 2020

Log and event data are a boundless and valuable resource for identifying suspicious network activity and stopping potential breaches. However, analyzing lines and lines of text-based data can make this resource more trouble than it's worth. In this video, we'll explore the different ways you can customize log data in an easy-to-understand and visual dashboard in Security Event Manager to help turn it into something you can act on.

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FEATURED EPISODE: Change Management 101
Video Link : 1402
February 11, 2020

ITIL change management takes planning, which means it’s more effective with complete data. Watch this video to see how to leverage incident data, CMDB, and change calendars to plan effective changes in SolarWinds Service Desk.

For other videos, be sure to check out the Triple-T Hub.


If you have any questions, don't hesitate to comment below!

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FEATURED EPISODE: How to Monitor User Permissions on Linux Servers With SolarWinds Server Configuration Monitor
Video Link : 1397
February 4, 2020

Understanding who has permissions to what and how those permissions levels change over time is an important piece of the puzzle when it comes to protecting sensitive data from getting into the wrong hands. However, this can be a difficult task when dealing with permissions on Linux servers and files. In this video, we'll show you how you can see who has access on your Linux servers, monitor and alert on changes to those permissions, and track the changes over time for auditing purposes.

For other videos, be sure to check out the Triple-T Hub.


If you have any questions, don't hesitate to comment below!

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FEATURED EPISODE: How to Use the Flow Navigator
Video Link : 1375
January 28, 2020

A plethora of good information is buried within NetFlow data, but knowing where to start or how to filter and parse the data can sometimes prove difficult. Thankfully, you can use the NetFlow Navigator to get to the data you want quickly and easily. It only takes a few clicks to find what you’re looking for.

For other videos, be sure to check out the Triple-T Hub.


If you have any questions, don't hesitate to comment below!

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FEATURED EPISODE: How to Run Active Diagnostics and Save for Historical Reference in the Orion Platform
Video Link : 1363
January 21, 2020

Most everyone can agree: one of the best ways to troubleshoot problems is to look at logs, but knowing where those logs are stored and collecting that from all around your infrastructure can be tiresome. Thankfully, you don’t have to do that because you can collect the diagnostic files from your My Orion Deployment pages for any Orion® server or any node in your monitored infrastructure.

For other videos, be sure to check out the Triple-T Hub.


If you have any questions, don't hesitate to comment below!

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FEATURED EPISODE: How to Check the Compatibility of Your Orion Products Before Upgrading
Video Link : 1381
January 14, 2020

Let’s be honest: upgrading software can sometimes be painful. Between scheduling the work, getting approval from the change control board, and checking countless other boxes, you already have enough on your plate. By using the Product Upgrade Advisor in your Customer Portal, we can make sure understanding your upgrade path is not part of your pain.

For other videos, be sure to check out the Triple-T Hub.


If you have any questions, don't hesitate to comment below!

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FEATURED EPISODE: How to Submit a Product Feature Request
Video Link : 1390
January 7, 2020

At SolarWinds, we want to know how to make our products better. One of the ways you can help us with this is to submit feature requests for our products. We use these feature requests as part of our planning when determining what to include in future versions. Let me show you some of the best practices when submitting a feature request.

For other videos, be sure to check out the Triple-T Hub.


If you have any questions, don't hesitate to comment below!

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FEATURED EPISODE: How to Harden Servers with PowerShell and Change Monitoring
Video Link : 1362
December 31, 2019

Server and application configurations are a fundamental piece of securing your environment. If unauthorized changes are made to these configurations, you can be exposed to serious vulnerabilities. Learn how to harden your servers using PowerShell scripts in SolarWinds® Server Configuration Monitor. In this video, we'll create a custom profile with several PowerShell scripts to monitor changes to different aspects of your servers, like changes to local administrator privileges, antivirus exclusions, and local certificates.

For other videos, be sure to check out the Triple-T Hub.


If you have any questions, don't hesitate to comment below!

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FEATURED EPISODE: How to Monitor Changes to Local Certificates
Video Link : 1334
December 24, 2019

Local certificates provide a multitude of security benefits. From encrypting emails and allowing easier authentication, to securing connections between web browsers and your web servers, they're a necessary part of any network. Learn how to monitor changes to local certificates with SolarWinds® Server Configuration Monitor.

For other videos, be sure to check out the Triple-T Hub.


If you have any questions, don't hesitate to comment below!

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FEATURED EPISODE: How to Monitor Changes to Antivirus Exclusions
Video Link : 1333
December 17, 2019

Virus scanning can be a main contributor to poor application performance, but administrators must walk a fine line to achieve a secure, virus-free server environment, and keep servers and applications performing reliably. This balance can be achieved with certain antivirus exclusions, but they require careful consideration and close observation. Learn how to monitor changes to antivirus exclusion with SolarWinds® Server Configuration Monitor.

For other videos, be sure to check out the Triple-T Hub.


If you have any questions, don't hesitate to comment below!

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FEATURED EPISODE: How to Monitor Changes to Windows Server Roles
Video Link : 1379
December 10, 2019

Your servers perform distinct functions in your environment. If one of those roles is removed or added unexpectedly, chaos could ensue. Learn how to understand the roles your servers are currently performing and know if or when those roles change with SolarWinds® Server Configuration Monitor.

For other videos, be sure to check out the Triple-T Hub.


If you have any questions, don't hesitate to comment below!

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FEATURED EPISODE: How to Monitor Changes to Hardware and Software Configurations
Video Link : 1378
December 3, 2019

Server configuration changes are a major cause of application outages and performance issues. Changes with the greatest impact often are the simplest. Memory pulled from one server to boost another server’s performance can leave the lingering applications starved. Adding new software can automatically update configurations and cause another application to become inoperable. Having visibility into when these types of changes occur is critical to resolving application availability and performance, fast. Learn how to achieve this visibility with SolarWinds® Server Configuration Monitor.

For other videos, be sure to check out the Triple-T Hub.


If you have any questions, don't hesitate to comment below!

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FEATURED EPISODE: How to Perform a Bare-Metal Recovery With SolarWinds Backup
Video Link : 1372
November 26, 2019

Recovering quickly from a catastrophic hardware or software failure is key to keeping your business running smoothly. If simply restoring files and folders isn’t enough, SolarWinds® Backup gives you the option to perform a bare-metal recovery to get your critical systems back online.

For other videos, be sure to check out the Triple-T Hub.


If you have any questions, don't hesitate to comment below!

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FEATURED EPISODE: How to Monitor Changes in Active Directory Group Policies
Video Link : 1377
November 19, 2019

Active Directory is the nerve center of any organization. Besides users and groups, group policies are essential to making sure things run smoothly. If changes are made to your GPOs, you need to know about it quickly to reduce the risk of possible vulnerabilities being created or users losing access to applications needed do their work. Learn how to monitor for changes to Active Directory Group Policies with SolarWinds® Server Configuration Monitor.

For other videos, be sure to check out the Triple-T Hub.


If you have any questions, don't hesitate to comment below!

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FEATURED EPISODE: How to Monitor Changes to IIS Server and Application Configurations
Video Link : 1364
November 12, 2019

IIS is a cornerstone of many business-critical applications, from online stores and websites, to ERPs and EHRs. If these sites go down, business grinds to a halt, revenue is lost, and reputations can be put on the line. Seeing when configuration changes have been made to the application or server itself can help speed up resolution time and lessen the impact of outages or performance degradation to these critical applications. Learn how to achieve time savings with SolarWinds® Server Configuration Monitor.

For other videos, be sure to check out the Triple-T Hub.


If you have any questions, don't hesitate to comment below!

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FEATURED EPISODE: How to Add PerfStack Widgets to Your Orion Dashboard
Video Link : 1351
November 5, 2019

The PerfStack™ dashboard is an excellent resource for point-in-time troubleshooting and analyzing trends visually. One of the best ways to share this information with other teams is to add an analysis project to a dashboard. In this video, we’ll show you how to take a great project and add it to a team’s dashboard.

For other videos, be sure to check out the Triple-T Hub.


If you have any questions, don't hesitate to comment below!

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FEATURED EPISODE: How to Create Groups Using Dynamic Queries
Video Link : 1350
October 29, 2019

Grouping your monitored elements is an easy way to begin organizing the sprawl of your monitored entities. Orion® Groups is a great tool to wrangle this potential sprawl. In this video, I’ll show you how to create a group using dynamic queries. When new elements come online matching the query, they’re automatically added to the group.

For other videos, be sure to check out the Triple-T Hub.


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FEATURED EPISODE: How to Make a Group, Add Members, and Map Relationships in the Orion Platform
Video Link : 1349
October 22, 2019

Orion® Groups is a great way to organize content in your monitoring infrastructure. Creating a group manually is a great way to consolidate elements for reporting, alerting, and displaying on dashboards. In this video, I’ll show you how easy it is to build an Orion Group.

For other videos, be sure to check out the Triple-T Hub.


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FEATURED EPISODE: How to Import an Application Template and Assign to a Node
Video Link : 1348
October 15, 2019

Server & Application Monitor ships with hundreds of out-of-the-box application templates. But sometimes the one you’re looking for just isn’t there. Thankfully, the members of the THWACK® community have contributed thousands of application templates for SolarWinds® SAM. It’s very simple to import a template and assign it to a node to start monitoring an application.

For other videos, be sure to check out the Triple-T Hub.


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FEATURED EPISODE: How to Use Custom Properties to Filter a Widget
Video Link : 1347
October 8, 2019

Custom Properties are the not-so-hidden superpower of the Orion® Platform. It’s one of the easiest ways to customize your dashboard widgets for your needs. In only a few clicks, we’ll filter down a resource to show only the nodes you want to see.

For other videos, be sure to check out the Triple-T Hub.


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FEATURED EPISODE: How to Set Up a NetFlow Traffic Analyzer Alert
Video Link : 1346
October 1, 2019

NetFlow is an excellent resource for watching data move around your infrastructure, and it’s frequently the first indicator when things go sideways. In this video, we’ll show you how to build your own NetFlow Traffic Analyzer alert to notify you when suspicious traffic appears on your network.

For other videos, be sure to check out the Triple-T Hub.


If you have any questions, don't hesitate to comment below!

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FEATURED EPISODE: How to Install the SolarWinds Mail Assure Add-In for Office 365
Video Link : 1345
September 24, 2019

SolarWinds® Mail Assure provides protection from spam, malware, ransomware, phishing, and other email-based attacks. Adding it to your existing Office 365 deployment is quick and easy—here’s how.

For other videos, be sure to check out the Triple-T Hub.


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FEATURED EPISODE: Office 365 OneDrive Data Protection With SolarWinds Backup
Video Link : 1344
September 17, 2019

Quickly learn how to protect Office 365 Exchange and OneDrive data by leveraging SolarWinds® Backup. Own your customers’ data retention and recovery, and be ready to respond if files are accidentally deleted or misplaced.

For other videos, be sure to check out the Triple-T Hub.


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FEATURED EPISODE: How to Set Up NetPath in SolarWinds Remote Monitoring & Management (RMM)
Video Link : 1343
September 10, 2019

NetPath™ is a network monitoring tool that detects and monitors the path from a source device (server/workstation) to a destination service such as Office 365, Amazon AWS, and Salesforce. It has the intelligence to compare past behavior and alert you if it finds your network is slowing down or you have other network problems. It alerts you before the problem occurs so you can prevent it.

For other videos, be sure to check out the Triple-T Hub.


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FEATURED EPISODE: How to Monitor and Manage Network Devices With Remote Monitoring & Management (RMM)
Video Link : 1341
September 3, 2019

RMM's Network Devices module lets you easily discover and monitor your customers’ networking equipment. In the past few months we’ve made significant updates to the Network Devices module, primarily by adding support for more vendors and adding the flexibility to add devices we haven't yet supported. This video will go through some of the scenarios.

For other videos, be sure to check out the Triple-T Hub.


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FEATURED EPISODE: How to Set Up a NetPath Service
Video Link : 1338
August 27, 2019

See how you can map each hop of the path to critical business services, whether you have an on-premises server or a cloud-hosted app using NetPath™. When users can't reach the service, know instantly where the issue lies so you can create a mitigation plan.

For other videos, be sure to check out the Triple-T Hub.


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FADE IN:
 
EXT. HIGHWAY - DAY
 
KEVIN is driving a open-top convertible with his sunglasses on, the sun on his face.  The car is moving down an empty highway and KEVIN is speaking directly to the camera.

 
KEVIN
(excitedly)
Hey – I’m Kevin M. Sparenberg and we’re browsing about looking for the THWACK community’s best tricks and tips on this inaugural episode of THWACK Tuesday Tips!
 
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  FADE OUT

But in all seriousness, everyone’s time is precious.  It’s the one commodity that will never be replenished.  Our goal with this series is to offer very short tutorials on the SolarWinds products.

You might ask yourself why we are doing something like this.  After all, SolarWinds has the SolarWinds Lab each month, the SolarWinds Academy with weekly classes, the SolarWinds Success Center with knowledge base articles, and THWACKcamp each year. Do we really need to have something else? To that, I say “yes.”

The thought process looked something like this: The quicker you can watch the video, quicker you get the information you need, the quicker you get the job done, the quicker you get to go home.

So, join me as with kick off with the first episode of Triple-T.  It’ll be so money.

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