UpGuard Blog

Alistair Pialek

Recent Posts

Tracking Your CloudFlare DNS Configuration

Email is a mission-critical application that is relied on to power business communication and collaboration capabilities on a day-to-day basis. It is a vital component of modern business and being able to send and receive email securely and reliably is of paramount importance. If you were to make a list of applications to track and control configuration changes of, email would be at the top of that list.

Packing Heat With CloudFlare

Today we're proud to show one of our newest features to UpGuard: support for your CloudFlare powered website. As a next-generation CDN (Content Delivery Network) CloudFlare purports to make your site faster to load, optimize your content, provide a swathe of ridiculously powerful and easy-to-understand security mechanisms, provide exclusive analytics insights and even has an app marketplace. To give you an idea of just how big this Cisco combatant has become:

  • As of 2016, CloudFlare delivers over 1 trillion page views per month
  • The company has at least half a million customers.
  • Claims to have protected those customers from hundreds of billions of incidents

Adding your CloudFlare site to UpGuard is easy and enables you to discover, track and control all of your CloudFlare DNS and Zone configuration settings including A, CNAME, MX and SPF records.

UpGuard Diary - Post 1: Connect and scan a Linux server using SSH

Having just started working for UpGuard as a software engineer my journey understanding UpGuard and its place in the IT automation ecosystem is just beginning. This places me in a unique position to provide a series of blog posts that will start from the ground up in getting started with UpGuard. Today we'll work through the steps required to connect and scan a Ubuntu linux server using SSH.

Controlling SQL Configuration Drift Revisited

It's a topic that comes up frequently for us here at UpGuard. Our customers are always keen to know how they can take control and simplify their configuration management processes. We've all experienced at some time or another that issue that was the result of a database migration that didn't complete, a column that has mysteriously changed data type or an old version of a stored proc or view being restored to a new database.

Filed under: SQL, Configuration Drift