SOURCE: Ipswitch

August 13, 2008 10:15 ET

Ipswitch Helps Government IT Managers Spend Threatened Budgets Wisely

As End of Fiscal Year Approaches, Government Budget Managers Must "Use or Lose" Budget Allotments -- Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold Network Management Software Offers Big Value and Functionality for the Price

LEXINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - August 13, 2008) - Ipswitch, Inc.'s Network Management division, the leading developer of network management software, today announced an offering aimed at government IT managers seeking the best way to gain the maximum benefit from unused IT budgets.

Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold offers comprehensive and cost-effective network management and monitoring software that is used in numerous government agencies, including the Office of Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance (ORHA) under the direction of The United States Army Central Command (CENTCOM). WhatsUp Gold offers government network managers outstanding value and functionality in a tried-and-true package as they deal with new networked devices, evolving applications, constantly changing technologies and shifting priorities.

"The ceaseless damage control provided by WhatsUp Gold never failed in monitoring the only working civilian network of an entire nation," said Dana Beausoleil, Defense Information Systems Agency (contractor) Computer Interoperability Systems Inspector. "We couldn't have done our job in Iraq without WhatsUp Gold doing its job."

WhatsUp Gold can be up and running quickly; examining critical network services, devices and applications. Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold functionality enables network administrators to:

--  Discover and map network connected assets in minutes;
--  Begin monitoring any device, system or service instantly using SNMP
    and WMI;
--  Get notified of network problems through proactive and pre-emptive
    alerts, alarms and notifications; and,
--  See it all in real-time, from intuitive Windows and Web-enabled
    workspace views and dashboards.

"IT networks are mission critical for our government customers and WhatsUp Gold is an affordable network monitoring tool that helps keep government networks of all types and sizes up and running," said Ennio Carboni, VP of Sales for Ipswitch Network Management Division. "It's great for networking professionals in government agencies who need to add new network management capabilities, but it's also often used to replace big, complicated enterprise management platforms, sometimes for less than the cost of renewing their service agreements."

For more information on how to get WhatsUp Gold from an authorized GSA reseller, please visit:

To download a free trial of WhatsUp Gold, visit:

About Ipswitch Network Management

Ipswitch™ WhatsUp® Gold is the world's leading network management solution with over 70,000 networks reliably managed worldwide. Built on a scalable and extensible architecture offering automated device discovery and network mapping, real-time network monitoring (including SNMP monitoring and WMI monitoring), and versatile alerting, notification, and reporting functionality, WhatsUp Gold delivers 360 degree visibility, actionable intelligence and complete control. WhatsUp Gold is available in four distinct product editions: WhatsUp Gold Premium Edition, WhatsUp Gold Distributed Edition, WhatsUp Gold Standard Edition and WhatsUp Gold MSP Edition. Visit for more information.

About Ipswitch, Inc.

Ipswitch ( develops and markets innovative IT software that is easy to learn and use. More than 100 million people worldwide use Ipswitch software to monitor their networks with Ipswitch WhatsUp® Gold, transfer files over the Internet using WS_FTP® and MOVEit® and communicate via Ipswitch Imail™ Server. Ipswitch values community involvement; visit to find out how to become involved.

Ipswitch, WhatsUp, WS_FTP and MOVEit are registered trademarks of Ipswitch, Inc. IMail Server, MOVEit Central and MOVEit DMZ are trademarks of Ipswitch, Inc. All other product names are the property of their respective owners.

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