Sep 09 2008

Surf's Up at the O'Neill and so is the IT Network thanks to Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold

O’Neill, International Provider of Beach Lifestyle Sportswear, Uses Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold To Manage Its Multi-Site Network

Lexington, MA – September 9, 2008 – Ipswitch, Inc.’s Network Management division, the leading developer of network management software, announced today that O’Neill, the largest provider of beach lifestyle sportswear worldwide, has implemented WhatsUp Gold to manage its complex, multiple-site interconnected enterprise IT network. WhatsUp Gold satisfied the need for a high-performance solution that allowed them to manage their worldwide sites simultaneously while also allowing them to report on each one separately.


“The process that led us to select WhatsUp Gold began when I was looking to upgrade our network management solution; I wanted technology that had all the functionality I needed now, yet was future-proofed for any additions to our current network,” said O’Neill Global IT Service and Infrastructure Manager, Peter Maljaars. 


As it was researching solutions, O’Neill found that organizations with multiple sites and inter-connecting networks were often forced to choose between implementing multiple installations of disconnected single solutions at each physical location, or purchasing a large and expensive solution that required a significant additional investment in implementation, configuration and training.


Designed expressly for organizations such as O’Neill that have complex multi-site networks, WhatsUp Gold Distributed Edition is a comprehensive and cost-effective enterprise network management and application monitoring solution. Built upon the award-winning WhatsUp Gold core architecture, WhatsUp Gold Distributed is a fully-featured network management and application monitoring solution purposely designed to handle complex geographically dispersed multi-site networks. 


O’Neill utilizes the performance monitors in WhatsUp Gold to gather important information about the devices running on its network, then uses it to create reports trending the utilization and availability of different aspects of those devices.  Said Maljaars, “I look at CPU utilization, disk utilization, bandwidth utilization, memory utilization, ping latency and availability. This enables us to better understand our network and be proactive to any potential problems rather than waiting for the phone to ring from irate employees wanting to know why they can’t undertake their job effectively due to a problem on the network.”


“WhatsUp Gold Distributed Edition provides O’Neill with a flexible solution that enables it to reliably and securely manage its network across all its sites. It delivers the visibility, intelligence and control of the network it desired within a single scalable solution at the lowest possible TCO,” adds Ipswitch Regional Sales Manager, Mike Silva. “WhatsUp Gold is highly scalable and able to grow with O’Neill’s business; meaning it will continue to see a return on its investment and deliver the innovation and passion its customers identify for many years to come.”


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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: