LogicMonitor Releases Free IT Ops Tool
October 02, 2014
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LogicMonitor announced the release of a free IT Ops tool called DNS Change Tracker. The tool tracks DNS changes in DNS zone files. Users can see a historical record of their DNS zone file and will be alerted to any changes.

Incorrect edits to DNS can have catastrophic consequences such as disconnecting an entire company website or its email servers and causing costly downtime. LogicMonitor has created a free, hosted tool to better track DNS with the intent of fixing this problem.

Steve Francis, LogicMonitor’s Founder and Chief Product Officer, explains, “The DNS Tracker fulfills a simple, but important function for IT Ops teams. It provides DNS version control for companies and ensures that every person in the operations team is alerted and aware of DNS changes, good or bad. The result is a powerful free tool that helps prevent human error and limit downtime. Our customers haven’t found another free tool out there like this, so we thought we would build it for them.”

According to Francis, “If you are a company that is dependent on the Internet for business, you must be aware of all DNS changes that can affect your users. Especially when downtime can cost you millions in lost revenue.”

LogicMonitor will release additional functionality with a second version of this free tool for tracking DNS changes in Amazon Route 53 in mid-October.

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