Jan 07 2008

Ipswitch Develops New Network Management Go-to-Market Strategy to Further Accelerate Growth

Warren K. Neuburger Joins Company as President of Fast-growing Network Management Division

Lexington, MA – January 7, 2008 – Ipswitch, Inc., a leading developer of network management, messaging and secure and managed file transfer solutions, today announced the appointment of Warren K. Neuburger to lead the network management division as the newly created division's president. Neuburger will report directly to CEO Roger Greene at the fast-growing company.


Neuburger brings 30 + years of experience to Ipswitch with demonstrated leadership capabilities in both startup and public companies. This includes a strong track record establishing emerging divisions as market leaders, creating new market segments, driving effective global channel strategies, developing strong market leadership positions and overseeing partnership relationships with Novell, IBM, Intel and others.


"Warren's strength in delivering superior results, while forming strong relationships with strategic partners, customers and employees will serve Ipswitch well," said Roger Greene, CEO, Ipswitch. "Our goal is to build on the company's success in the network management arena and position this new division for rapid growth within the Global 2000. As these organizations scale their adoption of WhatsUp Gold, Warren's proven international and domestic business experience gives him a unique perspective on the demands of our customers. I am pleased to welcome Warren to Ipswitch's management team."


"Ipswitch has millions of satisfied customers and is a global leader in the network management market," said Neuburger. "The company's ability to provide end-users with an easily adaptable product that meets their needs without costly custom programming or months of training is a strong product differentiator that we will build on as we penetrate new markets. I look forward to working with our employees, customers and partners to help our customers improve network administration while lowering total cost of ownership."


Neuburger's career spans more than 30 years. He began his career at Corning Glass Works and then moved to Digital Equipment Corporation where he quickly ascended through the organization in positions of increasing responsibility ultimately running startups for Digital in San Francisco. After Digital, Neuburger joined VoiceCom Systems as VP of Technology, Operations and Development. After VoiceCom was acquired, he joined Glenayre, a global telecommunications supplier, as president of the Integrated Networks Group, eventually becoming its executive vice president of products running four divisions. Neuburger has held positions of CEO, COO, and President as well as board positions in a variety of other companies including Optio Software and Concurrent Computer Corporation.


Ipswitch competes in the rapidly growing network management market. Ipswitch's network management product, WhatsUp Gold, is the company's flagship product and its easy-to-use features help organizations of all sizes to maximize their network and application availability and performance. WhatsUp Gold is distributed worldwide through Tier 1 distribution agreements with Ingram Micro, TechData and SYNNEX and strategic partners like Cisco Systems, Northrup Grumman, Fluke Networks and asknet AG.


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/