Apr 10 2010

Ipswitch Premier Partner PNL Tools signs 100th customer

Reseller Sees Sales of WhatsUp Gold Double in 2009

Lexington, Mass. – April 8, 2010 – Ipswitch, Inc.’s Network Management Division, developer of the WhatsUp Gold suite of innovative IT management solutions, today announced that Premier Partner PNL Tools has signed its hundredth customer since joining Ipswitch’s global channel partner programme. The fully featured release of WhatsUp Gold v14 and the move by UK businesses towards a virtualised environment both contributed to the company seeing revenues double year on year.


Gloucester-based PNL Tools is a specialist reseller of Windows administration solutions including networking monitoring, server management and content filtering to some of the UK’s biggest companies and multinationals like Deckers, Deloitte and Financial Times publisher Pearson.


“Effective network monitoring has always been important to our customers, but we have seen the need evolving as so many move towards a virtualised environment,” explained PNL Tools Managing Director Neil Burton. “With a virtualised infrastructure having a single point of failure, WhatsUp Gold really comes into its own in ensuring maximum uptime of that connection.”


For businesses with networks of all sizes, WhatsUp Gold offers a comprehensive yet cost-effective network and application management solution that installs, discovers and maps network connected assets in under an hour. With WhatsUp Gold’s powerful SNMP v1-3, SSH, Telnet and WMI monitoring, alerting and notification capabilities, it provides 360o visibility, actionable intelligence and complete control.


“Time and again our customers choose WhatsUp Gold over competing products based on its extensive monitoring capability, simplicity and attractive price point,” added Burton. “It’s simply a great product to use and a pleasure to sell.”

“We have a very strong relationship with PNL Tools and are thrilled with the success it has been having with WhatsUp Gold,” enthused Ipswitch Network Management Division’s EMEA Sales Director, Mike Silva. “It has been quick to seize on the new market opportunities opened up by the move of businesses to a virtualised environment and has now seen five years in a row of double digit growth or better since being on our Partner Programme.”


About PNL Tools 

PNLTools is a specialist reseller and distributor of Windows administration solutions including Active Directory, Security, Storage Management, Content Management, Internet Security and Desktop Configuration. PNLTools was incorporated in December 2002 and is a subsidiary company of Professional Networks Limited, an established IT consultancy company incorporated in October 1994.

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 delivers comprehensive network, system, application and event log monitoring and management solutions for small and medium businesses and enterprises. Built on a modular, yet integrated  architecture - the affordable and easy-to-use solutions scale with the size and complexity of any physical or virtual IT infrastructure. From a single console, WhatsUp Gold supports standard IT management tasks including automated discovery, mapping, real-time monitoring, alerting, troubleshooting and reporting. Over 100,000 networks worldwide use WhatsUp Gold solutions to assure the availability, health and security of their critical business infrastructure today.  Ipswitch, Inc.’s Network Management Division recently added to its product line complete, easy-to-use solutions for Windows Security Event Management (SEM) and Log Management for small businesses and enterprise-level organizations suite with the acquisition of Dorian Software Creations, Inc. WhatsUp Gold was named Network Management Product of 2010 by Network Computing Magazine and earned the Network Products Guide 2010 Product Innovation Award in Network Management. To learn more about WhatsUp Gold – the best value in IT Management software, download a free trial or to make a purchase, please visit: https://www.ipswitch.com/forms/free-trials/whatsup-gold/