Oct 01 2008

Ipswitch, Inc. Announces Availability of WhatsUp® Gold v12.3

New Plug-ins Provide Valuable New Functionality in NetFlow® Monitoring, VoIP Monitoring and Advanced Network Discovery and Mapping

Lexington, MA – October 1, 2008 – Ipswitch, Inc.'s Network Management division, the leading developer of network management software, announced today the immediate availability of WhatsUp Gold Version 12.3 Standard, Premium, Distributed and MSP Editions. The latest version introduces a number of new features to the market including a brand new plug-in: WhatsUp Gold NetFlow Monitor for traffic flow identification and reporting based on Cisco's NetFlow technology. WhatsUp Gold version 12.3 provides scalability and extensibility unmatched in the market. WhatsUp Gold offers consistent usability, configuration, data integrity, management and reporting throughout the entire product family and boasts new plug-in technology that provides rapid deployment of new network management and monitoring tools.

WhatsUp Gold 12.3 Features

  • New plug-ins
    • NetFlow Monitor – Network performance and utilization monitoring WhatsUp Gold NetFlow Monitor gathers information from NetFlow enabled switches and routers allowing you to analyze and report on network traffic patterns. It provides instant insight into how efficiently your network is performing and how bandwidth is utilized. Offered as plug-in technology to the extensible WhatsUp Gold architecture, WhatsUp Gold NetFlow Monitor integrates NetFlow traffic data into WhatsUp Gold monitoring and reporting, increasing your visibility into network performance. http://www.whatsupgold.com/products/whatsup-gold-plugins/flow-monitor/
    • VoIP Monitor – Voice over IP monitoring and reporting Already available for WhatsUp Gold is the recently announced VoIP Monitor plug-in module, which allows users to access information generated by Cisco IP SLA (service level agreement) enabled devices to monitor parameters essential to VoIP performance, including jitter, packet loss, latency and other calculated performance values.http://www.whatsupgold.com/products/whatsup-gold-plugins/voip-monitoring/
    • WhatsConnected – Advanced Layer 2/Layer 3 mapping (Coming Soon) WhatsConnected is a comprehensive Layer 2 / Layer 3 discovery and network mapping solution that provides insight into physical network topology and how devices are interconnected. Its unique technology goes far beyond typical IP discovery and mapping solutions by providing detailed hardware inventory and configuration information. WhatsConnected discovers, maps and documents the network down to the individual port.http://www.whatsupgold.com/products/whatsup-gold-plugins/whatsconnected/index.aspx
  • Unlimited monitoring – unlike other network management systems, WhatsUp Gold gives users the flexibility to deploy unlimited SNMP or WMI monitors for any device or system in their network at no additional cost. With no limitations on the number or combination of performance, active, passive and custom monitors that can be configured per device, WhatsUp Gold offers maximum flexibility. Users don't have to be concerned about compromising or choosing what monitors to deploy to effectively manage their network.
  • Database migration and device count capabilities - automated database migration for WhatsUp Gold customer upgrades from v11.X and licensing enforcement of device counts on device tiers within each edition of WhatsUp Gold as well as new functionality to automate the migration of the WhatsUp Gold database.
  • WhatsUp Gold offers the lowest cost entry point among comparable solutions, giving network administrators the most bang for the buck in the market.


The WhatsUp Gold product family enables true real-time monitoring of network devices and adds configurable reports to allow up-to-the-second intelligence about and visibility into monitored systems or devices. The leader in easy-to-use, downloadable network management software, WhatsUp Gold boasts far more scalability, functionality and capabilities than point products traditionally delivered to small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs). Additionally, its pricing is often many times lower than competitors' enterprise-class network management solutions.


"The US Navy N6 and Joint Staff J6 departments are very pleased with WhatsUp Gold version 12.3. The favorite tools are the WhatsUp Gold NetFlow Monitor statistics on our serial SATCOM links, and the split-second bandwidth graphs. We also find the web performance monitor tool extremely useful for gathering quick snapshots of interface utilization on our backbone switches. The WhatsUp Gold product has been integrated into our NOC watch officer workstation, complete with displays for all three networks on giant plasma screens," said Jesse Davis, US Navy (Contractor).


For more information on WhatsUp Gold version 12.3 and the new plug-ins, visit: http://www.whatsupgold.com/products


"WhatsUp Gold scales to support networks of all sizes and its functionality is easily extended using plug-in modules, so it's uniquely equipped to handle increases in network size or complexity," said Ennio Carboni, Vice President, Ipswitch Network Management. "Our new plug-in modules, such as NetFlow Monitor, enable IT network administrators to drill down into specific areas to identify, troubleshoot and address issues like bandwidth hogs and rogue applications. And the tight integration between the plug-ins and WhatsUp Gold provides holistic network management and reporting capabilities unequaled in the industry."

Pricing and Availability

WhatsUp Gold version 12.3 is immediately available starting at the new low price of just $595 USD (MSRP). The WhatsUp Gold NetFlow Monitor and WhatsUp Gold VoIP Monitor plug-in modules are also available now starting at $1,495 and $995 USD (MSRP) respectively. Pricing and availability of the WhatsUp Gold WhatsConnected plug-in module will be announced soon.

Free trials of WhatsUp Gold v12.3 and the new plug-ins are available at http://www.whatsupgold.com/products/download


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/