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Ipswitch Launches WhatsUp Gold v16

Expanded IT Management Software Offers Deepest Capabilities and Lowest Total Cost of Ownership on the Market

LEXINGTON, Mass. – October 2, 2012 – Ipswitch, Inc., developers of the WhatsUp Gold suite of IT Management solutions, today released version 16 (v16) of its software – the most powerful, robust and cost-effective performance monitoring software available in its class. WhatsUp Gold v16 comes loaded with unmatched out-of-the-box functionality, including comprehensive network, server and application monitoring, automated layer 2 discovery and mapping, advanced wireless infrastructure management and hardware and software asset reporting – all in a single, downloadable application.

WhatsUp Gold v16 removes the hassles, complexity and costs associated with enterprise-grade IT management. The software’s single pane of glass interface integrates all network, system and application management tools into one web-based console, providing administrators with a central hub for everything IT management, and a simple means to maintain a healthy, strong and secure IT infrastructure.

“There’s been a gaping hole in the IT management space for years. Small and mid-sized businesses had to depend on watered-down solutions, while Fortune 500s were burdened with the complexities of management platforms that took months to deploy and large staffs to manage,” said Ronnie Ray, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management at Ipswitch’s Network Management Division. “WhatsUp Gold v16 fills this gap with powerful and scalable enterprise-level functionality, minus the hassles and at a price that any size business can afford.”

No other vendor in the marketplace provides as much out-of-the-box functionality as WhatsUp Gold. New functionality offered at no additional cost in WhatsUp Gold v16 Premium Edition includes:

  • Wireless infrastructure management to monitor wireless bandwidth, track BYOD trends and stay vigilant against rogue devices.
  • Layer 2 discovery and mapping for visual insight into the connectivity between wired and wireless devices, immediate access to performance information directly from the map, and the ability to automatically set monitoring rules and dependencies that speeds up problem resolution.
  • Asset and inventory reporting to automatically discover, monitor and report on network and software assets and associated warranty information.

“Everything about WhatsUp Gold’s v16 breathes simplicity. The single Web console saves us valuable time by enabling our team to monitor our national network from one screen,” said Michael O'Quin, a Network Administrator at Pacific Retirement Services. “The core functionality is really impressive; we expect the wireless management and VMware monitoring capabilities to have a real impact on our operations.”

Backed by a distributed architecture, WhatsUp Gold v16 is completely scalable from the startup to the enterprise, capable of powering organizations with as little as 25 devices, or as many as 20,000. The device-based pricing model eliminates buyer confusion and saves companies money by ensuring that organizations only pay for what they need. The single-pane-of-glass interface dramatically reduces the costs associated with deploying multiple, high-maintenance solutions in a single environment.

Pricing for WhatsUp Gold v16 starts at $1595. A free 30-day trial is available to download from the WhatsUpGold website. The single-footprint download and easy installation will have IT managers up and running in minutes.

About the Network Management Division of Ipswitch, Inc.

The Network Management Division of Ipswitch, Inc. is the force behind WhatsUp Gold, the integrated suite of IT management solutions. Over 100,000 networks – from SMBs to enterprises – depend on WhatsUp Gold for comprehensive network, system, application and log monitoring and management in both physical and virtual infrastructure environments. The latest version of WhatsUp Gold includes powerful wireless infrastructure management, automated Layer 2/3 discovery and comprehensive asset reporting – all delivered via one download, through a unified and customizable Web console.

After 20 years in business, Ipswitch continues to develop products that solve IT managers’ problems worldwide – with U.S. headquarters in Lexington, MA and offices in Atlanta and Augusta, GA and Madison, WI, as well as international offices in Netherlands and Japan.

To learn more about WhatsUp Gold, please visit: http://www.whatsupgold.com/products/download/.


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