Find and Fix Network Issues Faster

Are you constantly embarrassed to first learn about problems from your users? Are you worried that everyone thinks it takes too long to resolve them? How would it feel to be able to find performance issues and resolve them before they impact business. You can with WhatsUp Gold.

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Discover and Map Your Entire Network

Get quick visibility to connectivity and dependencies

See network devices, servers, virtual and wireless environments in context. Click on any device to get immediate access to a wealth of related network monitoring settings and reports. See how everything is connected and get answers faster. WhatsUp® Gold creates a detailed interactive map of your entire networked infrastructure.

"You almost need to invent a new word for this relational map – the dynamic zooming is fantastic! ”

Rob Smura, Klein Steel

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Monitor Network Health from Customizable Dashboards

Be alerted to developing performance issues

Use out-of-the-box thresholds set for common devices to generate alerts or adjust them for your needs.  Define automated action policies to define what happens when a state change occurs including email alerts, SMS alerts, service restarts, and web alarms. WhatsUp Gold's alert center and dashboards put you in control. 

"Wow! I can see right away what’s down. Getting device information is fast. ”

Mitchel Weinberger, GeoEngineers



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Drill-Down from Customized Dashboards

See the information you need to quickly fix problems

Create dashboards for individual users or technology domains to provide the information you need to streamline troubleshooting or administration. Customize dashboards with reports for servers, applications, virtual, wireless and network traffic. Export or schedule report runs to share with your team or management.

"It's our go-to product when we have network issues.”

Jeffrey Randall, US Treasury Department

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Key Features of WhatsUp Gold


Network Monitoring & Alerting

Keep ahead of network performance and availability issues with powerful Active, Passive and Performance monitors and alerting features including:

  • Active Monitors which poll devices for an up/down or yes/no response
  • Passive monitors which include support for SNMP traps, Syslog, and Windows Event Logs from networked devices and servers
  • Performance monitors using protocols such as SNMP, SSH or WMI to track utilization data of CPU, disk, memory etc.

Discovery & Network Mapping

WhatsUp Gold network monitoring begins with powerful Layer 2/3 discovery of devices and any networked server. Discovery and Mapping tools include:

  • Scope of discovery determined by individual IP addresses, seed scan, IP address ranges, or subnets
  • Easy to add credentials including SNMP, Windows domain administrator, ADO, Telnet/SSH, VMware, JMX and SMIS
  • Scheduling for ad hoc or recurring discoveries
  • Built-in device roles, which can be customized or added to, assign monitors based on device type

Reporting and Dashboards

WhatsUp Gold provides a range of built-in reports for network performance, inventory information and device availability. Reporting features include:

  • Sorting, addition or removal of columns with a single click
  • Timeframe or business hour filters (depending on report context)
  • Flexible report scheduling and email distribution
  • Exports in a variety of formats

Network Traffic Analysis

With the addition of Network Traffic Analysis, your network devices can send flow records to port 9999 on the WhatsUp Gold server. We support a wide variety of flow protocols including Netflow, NSEL, sFlow, J-Flow and IPFIX and includes features like:

  • A centralized view of network traffic data with built-in reports
  • Top application reports using Cisco's NBAR classification data
  • CBQoS reports for the details on class-based policies

Application Monitoring

Powerful application monitoring tools include the ability to record web transactions data to generate scripts and monitor the response times of web-applications. Quickly isolate the root causes of performance problems with features that include:

  • Built-in monitoring profiles for common applications like Microsoft Exchange, SQL, SharePoint, and Active Directory
  • Customization enabled by editing existing profiles or creating your own custom profiles
  • Dashboard and reporting tools let you view the health of all the applications, individual application or troubleshoot at the component level.

Configuration Management

Support compliance requirements for HIPAA, SOX, FISMA and PCI DSS and other regulations. Streamline configuration backup, archiving and restoration. The Configuration Manager gives you a set of tools that will automate the process of backing up configurations for network devices that support Telnet or SSH. Other features include:

  • Alerts for configuration changes (authorized or not)
  • Audits that compare running configurations against defined policies
  • Built-in scripts for SNMP string changes, user name adds/removals, configuration backups

Virtual Environment Monitoring

Virtual Monitoring gathers performance statistics for the host server and guest, maps out the virtual environment, and allows users to be notified based on information in event logs coming from the Hyper-V/VMware management server.

You can also discover management services (such as VMware vCenters) or individual hypervisors (Hyper-V, ESX/ESXi) running in an unmanaged environment. Using management services to discover virtual machines provides monitoring and logging continuity required in high-availability, fault tolerant or workload managed environments.

Failover Manager

Assure minimal monitoring downtime. Automatically switch WhatsUp Gold from a primary server to a standby server when the primary system is not functioning normally. The Failover Console displays primary server and secondary server data including:

  • The machine's host server address
  • Machine status states including: Active - currently polling the network, Standby - ready to assume network polling, Down - unable to perform network polling, or Unknown

Distributed Monitoring

Gain more visibility to remote networks. The distributed network monitoring feature extends the capabilities of WhatsUp Gold to multiple remote networks, allowing a central installation server and one or more remote installations.

Monitor remote installations from a designated central server. Leverage distributed reports to create remote site dashboard views. A number of remote installations can send data back to the central server creating a unified view for managing multiple remote networks.


Cloud Monitoring

WhatsUp Gold automatically discovers, maps and monitors cloud environments including Amazon Web Services and Azure servers. You can monitor availability of these resources based on an algorithm that factors in multiple characteristics including load balancers, virtual servers and environments, and ping (among others). This extends WhatsUp Gold's proven network monitoring functionality to the hybrid cloud and beyond the premises to ensure consistent traffic across all systems.

What Our Customers Are Saying


"The product has improved so much over the last couple of years it's hard to walk away from."

"2017 plus really simplified the user interface."

"Without it we were reliant on customers to call in and tell us they had a problem."

(Reviews as of February 2018)


Easily Deploy in Your Environment

WhatsUp Gold works with major platform providers 

Ipswitch tests and validates WhatsUp Gold with all of the leading technology platforms so you can be sure your deployment will be smooth. We stay platform-agnostic and provide in-depth reports across diverse environments.

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WhatsUp® Gold Awards

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