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Shadow IT: is it a threat, a cure or both?


Steve Wexler, who writes the excellent IT Trends & Analysis blog posted yesterday on the topic of shadow IT (aka ‘cockroach IT’). We’d like to share excerpts from the blog that feature the perspectives of our president Ennio Carboni. But you should definitely check out the entire blog too for interesting perspectives and statistics from industry leaders like Cisco and Symantec. From Steve’s blog: According to a PwC survey, 50% of IT managers admit that half of their budget is wasted on managing Shadow IT (the unsanctioned use of IT products and services), said Ennio Carboni, President, Ipswitch, Inc. [network management division]. The ‘inability to track, manage and eliminate unapproved software and devices drastically eats bandwidth, slows networks and increases the IT financial/resource burden.’ Gartner says by 2020 90% of IT budgets will be controlled outside of IT and Forrester says IT could be obsolete by then. However, Carboni said he doesn’t consider Shadow IT […]

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Building Blocks for Unified, Flexible and Affordable Network Monitoring Solutions


For those of you who didn’t make it to attend Cisco Live this week in Orlando, FL, here’s what we’ve been up to on the show floor and elsewhere. At Cisco Live, folks from the network management division of Ipswitch have been busy sharing guidance for best practices to monitor, isolate and solve network and application performance issues before they start impacting users and slow access to critical business applications. We’re there in full force to show folks how to: Monitor infrastructure and applications in one unified view Customize dashboards, reports, profiles and action policies Isolate complex service problems before users notice We created a video to share the building blocks for unified, flexible and affordable network monitoring and management solutions. Check it out on YouTube: http://bit.ly/14pR7A1 We are just WILD about LEGOs this week. At the booth, Brian Korte from Brickworkz is using LEGO® bricks to creating a mosaic […]

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Heading out to Interop Las Vegas? The WhatsUp Gold team will be there!

Are you going to Interop Las Vegas next week? The WhatsUp Gold team is and we hope to see you there! We’ll be located at Booth 1127 as part of the Cisco Partner Pavilion – swing by to see what we have in store this year! Stop by to meet members of the WhatsUp Gold team, including Brian Jacobs and Aaron Simonson, and check out the latest version of WhatsUp Gold. Before you head out, don’t forget to attend the Cisco Partner Presentation, “The Layers of Network Management,” on Wednesday, May 9th at 1:30pm – WhatsUp Gold’s Brian Jacobs will be presenting! We hope to see you there!

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WhatsUp PortScanner Offers a Free Look into Network Vulnerabilities

An open port on your network is like an unlocked car with the keys left in it – it’s begging to be exploited. The Ipswitch Network Management Division just launched the free WhatsUp PortScanner tool which seeks to give network administrators a tool in locking these “open doors,” or ports, before they become targets for hackers, malware, viruses and other malicious attacks.  With the free WhatsUp PortScanner, you can: Identify active hosts using ICMP and TCP Utilize multiple scanning deep-level technologies to find open ports Bookmark scanning configurations as favorites for quick access Utilize the included database of known ports, or customize it to your environment If, of course, you are looking for a more comprehensive solution that offers layer 2/3 discovery, mapping  and inventory of your entire infrastructure, and port-to-port connectivity – functionality well beyond scanning for open ports – WhatsConnected might be a better fit. But WhatsUp PortScanner […]

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Ipswitch, Inc. Announces Tech Data as Exclusive Value-Added Distributor!

Ipswitch, Inc. is excited to announce that Tech Data has secured the position of exclusive value-added distributor (VAD) for Ipswitch, Inc.’s Network Management, Secure File Transfer, and Messaging divisions. Channel expansion is a top strategic initiative for all three divisions of Ipswitch, Inc. Each division is making a significant investment in their channel programs in 2012 and improving on their existing comprehensive partner programs through the following initiatives: New state-of-the-art Partner Portal powered by Salesforce.com, which will provide partners with unprecedented visibility and management of their leads, deal registrations, opportunities, and service renewals. Improved in-depth technical training and certification programs. Doubling the size of the Channel Team to ensure partners receive the best account support in the industry. United the Inside Sales Teams with the Channel Partner Management Team.  This alignment enables channel partners to collaborate with Inside Account Managers – the most knowledgeable product specialists – to be more […]

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