Mar 17 2008

Ipswitch Certified by Everything Channel's VARBusiness as a Silver 5-Star Winner in its 2008 Partner Program Guide

Company Hailed by Leading Technology Publication for the Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold Partner Program

Lexington, MA – March 27, 2008 – Ipswitch, Inc.’s Network Management division, the leading developer of network management software, announced today thatit has been recognized by Everything Channel’s VARBusiness as one of North America’s top information-technology (IT) vendors for its WhatsUp Gold® Partner Program. Ipswitch was certified as a Silver 5-Star Winner in VARBusinesses' 2008 Partner Program Guide (PPG), a guide that acknowledges the commitment and strength of a vendor's partner programs for its Channel resellers, IT integrators, and technology consultants. The WhatsUp Gold Partner Program supports the scalable and comprehensive WhatsUp Gold product family.  With WhatsUp Gold Standard, Premium, Distributed and MSP Editions, network professionals can be assured that as their networks grow in complexity, the WhatsUp Gold product family will provide a seamless and transparent migration path to support their needs at the lowest possible TCO, right out-of-the-box. With its partner program, Ipswitch partners are able to forge stronger relationships with end users and ensure that they derive maximum value from their Ipswitch deployment. Of the hundreds of vendor program entries reviewed for this, the 14th annual VARBusiness Partner Program Guide, Ipswitch was one of only ten Silver 5-Star Winners in the Partner Recruitment category. 

  “The quality of a vendor's partner program reflects the true commitment they have to the thriving Solution Provider Channel, and this year’s five-star partner program guide winners are the cream of the crop of Channel-friendly vendors," said Robert C. DeMarzo, senior vice president and editorial director, Everything Channel.  “We worked hard to design a partner program that would deliver real value to resellers and are excited that our innovative program has been recognized by such an insightful award,” said Ennio Carboni, VP of network management sales for Ipswitch. “We plan to further accelerate our global growth through our channel efforts so organizations of all sizes in every corner of the globe will be able to realize the benefits of intelligent network management with WhatsUp Gold.”

 

With its recent channel success, Ipswitch now has distributors for its leading software products in 50 countries and resellers in more than 120 countries. Moving forward, Ipswitch plans to continue its commitment to the channel by adding more distributors and resellers worldwide. The guide appears in the March issue of VARBusiness and can be found online at www.channelweb.com.

 

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/

About VARBusiness

For the past 20 years, VARBusiness'strategic resources have been the gateway to the commercial and public sector (or government) Solution Provider community. The VARBusiness integrated platform of media opportunities provides strategic insight for technology integrators through industry-defining research, in-depth editorial, channel events and innovative Web services, enabling these IT professionals to make educated decisions for their businesses, partnerships and customers.VARBusiness offerings lead vendors and distributors to unprecedented access to the most powerful strategic Solution Providers in the market. VARBusiness has been the recipient of numerous industry awards for both editorial content and design.  

About Everything Channel 

Everything Channel is the global leader in Channel execution and serves as the one stop shop for Solution Providers and the hardware and software suppliers that engage with the indirect sales Channel, which drives 75 percent of all technology sales throughout the world.  Solution Providers turn to Everything Channel for product information, business guidance, market intelligence and management tools.  IT suppliers use Everything Channel to gain access to and influence the Solution Provider audience, develop strategy, obtain market intelligence and execute sales, recruitment and Channel enablement objectives. Everything Channel provides for the wide range of business needs for both Solution Providers and IT suppliers to run their business.  Everything Channel is the number one source for the Channel market, helping businesses run more profitably and effectively.  Through use of its portfolio of channel solutions which include the ChannelWeb online network, magazines (CRNand VARBusiness), events (XChange and Vision), workflow tools (MTC and eXalt), tele-recruiting, sales support, marketing services, research and education (IPED), technology sellers are able to rapidly accelerate sales. Everything Channel provides the answer to strategy and branding, online marketing, market intelligence, lead generation, branded and custom events, education and workflow tools targeted to those who buy and sell through the Channel.

About CMP

CMP (http://www.cmp.com/) is a media and marketing solutions company serving the technology industry. With the leading online, event and print brands in all technology market categories, and with services and tools that reach beyond traditional advertising, CMP shapes and influences the technology industry worldwide. CMP publishes highly respected media brands such as TechWeb, InformationWeek, ChannelWeb, CRN, EE Times and TechOnline; produces major industry events such as Interop, Web 2.0 Expo, XChange, Game Developers Conference and the Embedded Systems Conferences; and provides business information and marketing services such as the International Customer Management Institute, Semiconductor Insights and Second Life consulting for technology marketers. CMP is a subsidiary of United Business Media (http://www.unitedbusinessmedia.com/), a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $3 billion. For more CMP news, go to cmp.com/news.