Nov 08 2011

Ipswitch Announces Release of Two Free Tools: IP Address Tracker and Visual TraceRoute

Free Tools Saves IT Administrators Time, Streamline Processes, and Eliminate Human Errors

LEXINGTON, Mass. ─ November 8, 2011 ─ Ipswitch Inc.’s Network Management Division, developer of the WhatsUp Gold suite of innovative IT management solutions, today announced the release of two free tools, IP Address Tracker (IPAT) and Visual TraceRoute (VTR).


With the ability to automate the discovery of IP spaces, the IPAT tool saves time and eliminates human-errors associated with updating home-grown databases or spread sheets. Invaluable with IP address management, key features include the ability to discover your IP space quickly, centrally and without human error; identify free and in-use IP addresses; know IP address utilization; locate duplicate IP addresses; categorize discovered devices automatically; and find an IP address using its hostname, status, or MAC address.


The Visual TraceRoute tool identifies and isolates network connectivity problems through displaying a packet’s traceroute across a network and providing detailed response time information from start to finish, saving IT administrators time. Key features include control tracing behavior by adjusting trace parameters; customize the level of trace results details; real-time view of trace data using the topology map; speed remediation with an intuitive user interface; perform traces with ICMP, UDP, and TCP protocols.


“Understanding IT administrators is always top of mind and free tools like IPAT and VTR are valuable tools to have,” shared Jason Williams, Community Manager of WUGspace. “Saving time, streamlining processes, and eliminating human error are critical for today’s IT administrators and having a tool at no-cost to help benefits their budgets too.”


Pricing and Availability

The IPAT tool is free and exclusively offered on the WhatsUp Gold community site, WUGspace. To access the tool, you must become a member of the WUGspace community, simply by signing up. The tool will become publicly available in the near future. The WhatsUp Gold free VTR tool is available for download on the WhatsUp Gold website.


Those interested in the most intuitive, comprehensive, and cost-effective network management toolset available today should also check out the WhatsUp Gold suite of IT management solutions, including Flow Monitor, Flow Publisher, VoIP Monitor, WhatsConfigured, WhatsConnected, WhatsVirtual, and Failover Manager. The WhatsUp Gold Suite starts between $1,295 and $2,195, with a one-year service agreement included. For more information, visit the WhatsUp Gold website, download a free 30-day evaluation, or call 781.676.5700.

About the Network Management Division of Ipswitch, Inc.

The Network Management Division of Ipswitch, Inc. is the developer of the WhatsUp Gold suite of innovative IT management software. WhatsUp Gold is deployed on over 100,000 networks worldwide and delivers comprehensive network, system, application and event log monitoring and management solutions for small and medium businesses and enterprises. The award winning solution supports a wide range of IT management tasks including automated discovery, mapping, real-time monitoring, alerting, troubleshooting and reporting.

Founded in 1991 and currently celebrating its 20th anniversary, Ipswitch, Inc. is headquartered in Lexington, Massachusetts, and has offices in Atlanta and Augusta, Georgia and Madison, Wisconsin, as well as its European headquarters in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Ipswitch sells its products through distributors, resellers and OEMs worldwide.

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