Feb 24 2009

Global First – Pragmatic Solution Allows Seamless Access to Network Management Data Using iPhone™, BlackBerry® and other PDAs

Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold v12.4 with Mobile Access puts network management information in the palm of managers’ hands

Lexington, Mass. – February 24, 2009 – Ipswitch Inc.’s Network Management division, the leading developer of network management software, released an innovative enhancement to the WhatsUp Gold family. The inclusion of Mobile Access makes WhatsUp Gold the first solution to provide visibility into and monitoring of IT networks in real time from mobile phones or personal digital assistants (PDAs).


“We believe pragmatic solutions, designed to solve a problem as opposed to creating a market, are the key. We spoke to the market and as of today, WhatsUp Gold v12.4 is the first and only network management solution enabling proactive diagnosis and resolution of network issues over a mobile device’s Internet connection without the need for platform or other changes,” announced Ennio Carboni, Vice President, Network Management for Ipswitch. “WhatsUp Gold is already a comprehensive product with superior real time diagnostic and predictive capabilities, but now users can benefit from the flexibility of having a proven network management solution in the palm of their hands.”


With innovative features such as one-click login, Device Views (access to device maps) and DirectLink notifications, WhatsUp Gold brings a whole new dimension of portability to network management, providing a secure and transparent window to your network’s status and NetFlow reporting from anywhere, at anytime. For more information on WhatsUp Gold v12.4, to view a demo or to download a free trial, visit https://www.ipswitch.com/application-and-network-monitoring/whatsup-gold.


"Efficient Forms has been using WhatsUp Gold for over 4 years and it has proven invaluable for monitoring our office, development and multiple data center deployments. I always know about issues or outages before my internal or external clients," states Chris Kasten, Director of Technical Operations. "The addition of mobile access saves precious minutes, as now I can immediately check reports and statuses from my smart phone.”


WhatsUp Gold Mobile Access Features

  • Standard login and 4 configurable one-click logins
  • DeviceView with network maps
  • DirectLink Notifications for SMS and email alerts
  • Maintenance mode configuration
  • Access configurable by user
  • SSL support for mobile access sessions
  • 35 overview and 19 NetFlow reports


Mobile access is supported through the following browsers:

  • Mobile Safari 2.2
  • IE Mobile 6.1
  • Opera Mini 4.2


SNMP Enhancements

SNMP v3 supports an authentication scheme far superior to that of SNMP v1 and v2; and v12.4 enables this higher level of SNMP v3 security for traps and discovery.


Pricing and Availability

WhatsUp Gold version 12.4 is immediately available starting at the low price of just $595 (MSRP), the same price as v12.3.1, less than a fraction of the cost of other solutions. All editions of WhatsUp Gold fully support Mobile Access.


Industry Recognition

WhatsUp Gold is highly regarded in the industry and has subsequently been nominated for three awards by the UK’s Network Computing magazine including Testing and Monitoring Product of the Year, Network Monitoring Product of the Year and Product of the Year: www.networkcomputingawards.co.uk.


About WhatsUp Gold - Know Your Network

Ipswitch™, Inc.’s network management division, the developer of the WhatsUp Gold suite of innovative network management solutions, manages thousands of networks worldwide. Built on a scalable architecture offering automated network discovery and network mapping, real-time network monitoring (including SNMP monitoring and WMI monitoring), and versatile alerting, notification, and reporting functionality, WhatsUp Gold provides intelligent and easy to use, extensive network management that goes beyond simple device availability and delivers comprehensive troubleshooting. Recently, Ipswitch, Inc. acquired Dorian Software Creations, Inc., the leader in providing complete, easy-to-use solutions for Windows Security Event Management (SEM) and Log Management for small businesses and enterprise-level organizations.

WhatsUp Gold scales from the small business to the large enterprise, and its functionality extends with additional plug-in modules: WhatsUp Gold WhatsConnected™ for Layer 2/Layer 3 discovery, mapping and visualization; WhatsUp Gold Flow Monitor and WhatsUp Gold Flow Publisher for network bandwidth utilization monitoring; WhatsUp Gold WhatsConfigured for automated Network Configuration and Change Management; and WhatsUp Gold VoIP Monitor for precise measurement of a converged network’s ability to provide the quality of service (QoS) necessary for VoIP. To learn more about WhatsUp Gold, download a free trial or to make a purchase visit: http://www.whatsupgold.com/products/download/