Mar 12 2013

Ipswitch, Inc. Network Management Division Announces WhatsUp Application Performance Monitor

IT departments can manage and rapidly resolve application performance and availability issues from a unified, customizable dashboard

LEXINGTON, Mass. – March 12, 2013 – Ipswitch, Inc.’s Network Management Division, developer of the WhatsUp Gold suite of innovative IT management software, is pleased to announce the release of WhatsUp Gold Version 16.1 (v16.1) featuring WhatsUp Application Performance Monitor. With Application Performance Monitor, IT departments can oversee the performance of applications on their network from a single, unified, customizable dashboard, allowing them to quickly and efficiently diagnose and fix complex performance problems and avoid costly service interruptions.  The easy-to-use Application Performance Monitor provides the comprehensive insight and customizable, automated actions IT needs to assess the impact, isolate the root cause and restore performance levels to meet business user expectations. IT can quickly identify root causes of application performance problems across network, server or multi-tier application or component dependencies, and gain insight to improve IT service performance with real-time and historical reporting and analysis. Application Performance Monitor also provides proactive alerts and can execute custom actions to automatically repair potential problems before applications fail, to ensure continuous service using limited IT resources. Comments Ennio Carboni, President and General Manager of Ipswitch's Network Management Division, “WhatsUp Gold and WhatsUp Application Performance Monitor helps IT organizations deliver the reliable service that users demand. With Application Performance Monitor, IT can improve visibility and control ever-increasing complexity by consolidating network, systems and application monitoring to drive rapid problem identification and resolution. ”  “The Application Performance Monitor unified dashboard is the best interface I have used and is the de facto future of service, server and application monitoring,” comments Matt Cline, Senior Systems/Network Administrator, Optim Healthcare. “ I get a single view at a highly granular level and am getting the data I need to proactively fix problems and eliminate downtime. I love it!”  WhatsUp Application Performance Monitor offers several distinct, industry-leading features. In addition to the unified dashboard for end-to-end monitoring, Application Performance Monitor is superior in its ability to capture and track complex application relationships. “All applications are dependent on other applications, such as web servers and databases,” comments Carboni. “With Application Performance Monitor, IT can monitor an application along with the health of the entire IT service, which supports that application, providing a more global view in a real-world deployment.” Application Performance Monitor also eliminates ‘alert overload’ by allowing IT to distinguish critical and non-critical application components. “Not everything you report on is critical to application performance,” comments Carboni. “If one component has issues, IT typically need not be alerted, but if a combination of components develops problems, IT will get an alert. This assessment of issue importance helps prioritize what matters to the business and minimizes ‘false positive’ readings.” Application Performance Monitor offers an intuitive and easy-to-use application profile builder, which is important because Ipswitch research has shown that monitoring proprietary applications is a top IT priority. With Application Performance Monitor, IT can quickly develop profiles for these proprietary applications and start monitoring the most important applications – and their entire IT service environment - right away. Ipswitch partners are embracing Application Performance Monitor as it expands their product portfolio and complements WhatsUp Gold. Comments Martin Higham, Managing Director, Digital Networks Australia, “WhatsUp Application Performance Monitor builds on WhatsUp Gold’s award winning IT management software to drive even higher productivity and dramatically reduce the costs of IT operations across an organization. Further, the single unified dashboard lets IT focus on managing operations, rather than juggling multiple monitoring tools.” WhatsUp Application Performance Monitor is available at an affordable price starting at $1,475 – well below the price of other solutions on the market today. A free 30-day trial of WhatsUp Gold v16.1, including Application Performance Monitor, is available for download from the WhatsUp Gold website.

About the Network Management Division of Ipswitch, Inc. 

The Network Management Division of Ipswitch, Inc. is the force behind WhatsUp Gold, the integrated suite of IT management solutions. Over 150,000 networks at large, mid-sized and small enterprises depend on WhatsUp Gold for comprehensive network, system, application, and end-user experience monitoring in both physical and virtual infrastructure environments.

For 21 years, Ipswitch has developed easy-to-use and affordable products that help IT managers worldwide improve their ability to provide services that drive business success. Ipswitch is headquartered in Lexington, MA and has offices in Atlanta and Augusta, GA, and Madison, WI, as well as international offices in Netherlands and Japan.  

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