The WhatsUp Gold team (including the WhatsUp Gold ninja) would like to wish you a happy Holiday season & a wonderful New Year!

The Network Management Division is excited to announce Ronnie Ray as the VP of Marketing and Product Management.  With nearly twenty years of experience in marketing and building technology in public and private companies, Ray’s in-depth expertise in the IT Management Industry in combination with his analytical and pragmatic mindset will help him drive market leading growth at Ipswitch.  Ray’s experience ranges from building up and running MarketPlane, a product marketing and strategy consultancy, as well as leading InfoVista SA’s marketing and Product Management functions as Vice President. 

Ennio Carboni, president of Ipswitch Network Management Division, recognizes that “In today’s business environment, Marketing and Product Management need to be led by someone with a creative and innovative desire, but most importantly with an analytical mindset” and expressed his excitement to add Ray to the Ipswitch team.

Welcome to Ipswitch Ronnie Ray!

To read the full press release about this exciting announcement, click here.

On Thursday, Google introduced social facial recognition into its Google+ social network.  Think this sounds familiar? The tagging suggestion tool, similar to Facebook’s “Photo Tag Suggest” suggests name tags after scanning user’s faces and matching them to user profile pictures or tagged photos on the network.  Despite the similarities, Google’s tool secures more privacy by giving users the option to opt into the service before suggesting tags.  Learning from the heaps of backlash Facebook has received for privacy issues; Google is treading lightly and carefully trying not to violate user’s privacy concerns. 

“The goal is to only suggest tags for people that you know or we think you know,” said Google’s Petrosky. “It doesn’t have to be bi-directional.”

However, many users may disagree and can’t help but feeling their privacy is being violated by Google as well as Facebook.  As these new tools emerge, we can’t help but wondering – what’s next to come?

What are your thoughts on this? Let us know what you think!

Let’s start to examine the impact of end-to-end visibility and ways it can be put to work for your organization.  For starters, let’s dig into correlation.

Correlation involves identifying related actions and events as a file moves through a series of business processes (including what happens after a file is moved, renamed, or deleted), and using that information to make business decisions.  Correlation can also associate file transfer metadata with downstream processes such as whether a product was shipped or an invoice was paid after an order was received from a customer.

Ipswitch’s Frank Kenney shares some thoughts in the video below on why correlation is an especially important part of visibility and how it enables you to really understand not only file transfers, but also the applications, processes, purchase orders and other items in your infrastructure that tie back to customers, SLA’s and revenue..

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Correlation enables users to easily view all the events related to the transfer and consumption of a single file or set of files, including subsequent applications and resulting business processes.  For example, they can track a file through a complete workflow and throughout its entire lifecycle, even if it was shared with a customer or business partner  – critical insight that can impact the quality and timeliness of work, service level agreements, not to mention revenue and profitability.

WhatsUp Gold’s most recent survey of some of its 100,000 customers asked how long employees are spending shopping online leading up to the holidays. Shopping online is becoming the de facto route of choice for many during the festive season – comScore, a leader in measuring the digital world, earlier reported that holiday season spending thus far has topped $15 billion in the US alone, marking a 15% increase over last year.

Full results to the question “How long do your employees spend shopping online for the holidays?” were:

  • 0 – 30 minutes per day – 13.4%
  • 30 minutes – 1 hour per day – 15.7%
  • 1 – 2 hours per day – 15.0%
  • Over 2 hours per day – 15.7%
  • I don’t know – 28.3%
  • Our web policies restrict this – 11.8%

To read the full article around the results of this survey, and to find out how the WhatsUp Gold IT management platform and its Flow Monitor and Flow Publisher plug-ins offer the kind of in-depth insight into traffic analysis that network administrators would benefit from (particularly during the Holiday season), click here.

WhatsUp Gold en français!

Mon prénom est Yannick, et je fais partie de l’équipe des ventes chez Ipswitch. Je voulais vous informer que dès maintenant nous offrons le Pack de langage pour WhatsUp Gold, ce qui rend WhatsUp Gold à disponible en 9 langues différentes.

En tant que Francophone, c’est un plaisir de vous informer que WhatsUp Gold est maintenant disponible en Français. Que vous viviez dans un pays Francophone ou vous préfériez simplement WUG en Français, utilisez les liens ci-dessous pour télécharger et installer le pack de langue. Vous pouvez visiter ce lien pour en savoir plus sur les packs de langue:

»En savoir plus

Si vous avez des questions ou des inquiétudes, s’il vous plaît n’hésitez pas à me contacter.

Bienvenue WUG en français!

By: Yannick Hello – Ipswitch Sales Manager

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WhatsUp Gold in DEUTSCH!

Hallo,

Mein Name ist Immi Pfennig, und ich bin Mitarbeiterin des WUGspace Teams bei Ipswitch. Ab sofort bieten wir Ihnen unser WUG Languages Pack an, welches WUG in 9 Sprachen zur Verfügung stellt.

Als geborene Deutsche, bereitet es mir ein besonderes Vergnügen, Ihnen mitteilen zu koennen, dass es WUG jetzt auch auf DEUTSCH gibt. Egal, ob Sie in Deutschland sind oder einfach nur WUG in deutsch bevorzugen, benutzen Sie die unten aufgeführten Links zum download des kostenlosen WUG Languages Packs.

Sie können das folgende Link benutzen, um mehr über WUG Languages Pack zu erfahren.

» Learn more 

Falls Sie Fragen haben, oder ein anderes Anliegen, wenden Sie sich gerne an mich.

Willkommen bei WUG in deutsch!

By: Immi Pfennig – Ipswitch

 

Data breach in around the world is a costly problem – specifically in the UK, the average annual cost of a data breach is £1.9m.  However, there is a cost-effective resolution: The WhatsUp Gold compliance solution!

Tune in to IT Compliance in the European Union Wed., Dec. 14 at 9am ET hosted by solutions manager, Alex Coco, to learn what you need to know to protect your critical business assets and to stay on the good side of compliance officers. Topics covered will range from a general overview of major regulatory requirements in the European Union to tips on how to leverage your WhatsUp Gold investment.

At the end of the webinar – one registrant will be selected to win an iPad! REGISTER NOW!

These clever Portable Bookends are a great holiday gift for any bookworm.  They add a creative spin by making it look exactly like a test subject going through a portal on one side and out the portal on the other and you can rely on them to hold up your books. With durable aluminum and non-slip rubber padding on the bottom, there’s no need to worry – your books will stay in place!

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Whether you’re a government agency or a contractor, regulatory noncompliance has significant repercussions. Before audit ramifications even came into play, the Department of Energy recently spent $2 million recovering from cyberattacks[1]. Not to mention, organizations can face:

  • Significant budget cuts
  • Summons to report before Congress
  • Facility clearances being revoked
  • And, most importantly, you could be putting critical government assets at risk for a major security disaster

Join Alex Coco, Solutions Manager on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 10am ET, for FISMA and NISPOM Compliance, to learn what you need to know to protect critical government information infrastructure and classified data. We’ll cover:

  • A general overview of FISMA and NISPOM, their requirements, and how they apply to your government agency
  • Strategies for making FISMA and NISPOM compliance a part of your existing network management practices
  • Everything that should be included in a FISMA or NISPOM audit report
  • How to leverage your WhatsUp Gold product family investment to help with your security and compliance obligations

Register for our FISMA and NISPOM Compliance best practice webinar today!

[1] http://cybersecurityreport.nextgov.com/2011/10/2_million_tab_for_doe_computer_break-ins.php

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We’ve now made WhatsUp Gold v15 more accessible and user-friendly with the WUG languages pack. The WhatsUp Gold v15 Language Pack provides you with all the data you need to add languages to the web interface language library and configure users to view the interface in their native.  This free download allows you to view the web interface in one of nine languages, including Chinese, German and Italian. Find out what other languages are available and download the WhatsUp Gold v15 language pack: Click here

To announce this release, we are also hosting two thirty minute live webinars
Join us! Tune in Wednesday, Dec 13 at 9AM US EST and at 9PM US EST.

To view the full press release on this exciting announcement, click here.

Information flows into, within and out of organizations faster and in greater volumes than ever before.  Complicating matters is the growing number of vendor systems, applications and platforms that make up your company’s business infrastructure and touch even your most sensitive and mission-critical information.

If you don’t have visibility into the data and files that are flowing between systems, applications and people — both inside and beyond the company firewall — things can go haywire very quickly.

  • Lost files, security breaches and compliance violations
  • Broken SLAs and other processes that are dependent on files
  • No file lifecycle tracking as data flows between applications, systems and people
  • Damaged partner and customer relationships
  • Lost opportunities

Relying on the reporting capabilities of each individual system has proven to be risky and inefficient.  Chances are, you’re swimming in a sea of not-very-useful-or-actionable data and static reports that are already a week behind with what’s actually happening in your company this very instant.

In today’s blog video, Frank Kenney shares his thoughts why having one consolidated view is critical and why organizations are having such a hard time achieving visibility.

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When it comes to your file transfers, many questions exist.  Do you have the total visibility your business requires?   How do your customers gain visibility into their file transfers??   Do you have all the information you need to meet your service level agreements (SLAs) as well as enabling transparency about integration and file transfers???  Let Ipswitch help you answer these questions and overcome your visibility challenges.

Join us for an exciting, live webinar, “Kiss Your Spreadsheets Goodbye – WhatsUp IP Address Manager is here!,” on Tuesday, December 6th at 11am US EST.

During this webinar, we’ll cover the top reasons why an IPAM solution is necessary and how it enables you to:

  • Stop using spreadsheets and unreliable home grown management solutions
  • Start managing, optimizing, and protecting your IP space

Join us – register now!

>>REGISTER!