SOURCE: Ipswitch, Inc.

January 30, 2007 09:00 ET

Ipswitch, Inc. Announces Worldwide Availability of WhatsUp® Gold v11

WhatsUp Gold Delivers Comprehensive and Easy to Use Network Monitoring for Enterprises of All Sizes and Turns Network Data Into Actionable Business Intelligence

LEXINGTON, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 30, 2007 -- Ipswitch, Inc., a leading developer of network monitoring, messaging and secure managed file transfer solutions, announced today the immediate availability of WhatsUp Gold v11 Premium and Standard Editions. Key enhancements in WhatsUp Gold include a new Web application, workspaces with 100+ customizable reports and enhanced IPv6 monitoring, giving the product far more functionality and capabilities than comparably priced network monitoring products. WhatsUp Gold v11 marks the next stage in Ipswitch's winning history of providing comprehensive and easy to use network monitoring tools to companies of all sizes, worldwide.

"WhatsUp Gold drastically reduces network, system and application outages, so our company runs more efficiently," said Mark Harsma, network engineer, BEK Communications. "With this product, we reduce our IT expenses while improving productivity and business continuity."

"IT organizations are struggling to reduce complexity with shrinking resources. IT departments welcome products that make their network management tasks easier not more difficult," said Tracy Corbo, senior analyst, network and service management at IDC. "WhatsUp Gold is a welcome addition to the IT network manager's arsenal for improving network performance in a Windows-based environment."

WhatsUp Gold v11 Key Feature Highlights:

--  Scalable Web framework - the new Web application provides a framework
    that makes use of Jscript technology and AJAX for an enhanced end-user
    usability and performance experience.
--  Workspaces with 100+ customizable reports - new workspaces enable
    administrators to set up or assign a configurable "personal-dashboard" that
    includes network visuals and drill down capability for all the devices and
    services under the administrators' responsibility.  A managing
    administrator can assign a configured workspace to a subordinate.
--  50 New & Enhanced Full Reports - allow administrators to view, print
    and distribute graphical or plain text reports to colleagues or important
    decision makers for informational or remedy purposes.
--  Enhanced IPv6 monitoring - now IT administrators and buyers have the
    ability to monitor IPv6 platforms as transparently as IPv4 platforms.
    
Other new features in WhatsUp Gold v11 include:
--  New monitoring tools including bulk field change for passive monitors
    and maintenance
--  WhatsUp engine monitoring tools
--  Performance enhancements in Web server and engine
--  Multi-SNMP variable probing and trending
--  Localizable
    
"In a marketplace overwhelmed with complexity, WhatsUp Gold v11 sets a new standard for network monitoring tools with its unique combination of usability and functionality, low total cost of ownership (TCO) and rapid return on investment (ROI)," said Ennio Carboni, director of product management for Ipswitch. "It is designed for quick deployment, robust scalability, groundbreaking usability and easy collection of actionable network information -- all at a price point that is unmatched elsewhere in today's market."

Every copy of WhatsUp Gold includes a one-year Ipswitch Service Agreement, which combines unlimited telephone and email technical support with system upgrades and maintenance. Currently over 50,000 networks and over three million devices worldwide are monitored by WhatsUp.

Pricing and Availability

WhatsUp Gold v11 Premium Edition and WhatsUp Gold v11 Standard Edition are commercially available the week of February 5th. They can be purchased directly from Ipswitch's Web site at: www.ipswitch.com, as well as from Ipswitch's worldwide partners, a directory of which can be found at www.ipswitch.com/partners. Volume discounts and site licenses are available.

WhatsUp Gold v11 Premium Edition is available in four tiers, defined by the number of devices to be managed:

--  Up to 100 Devices: $2,595
--  Up to 300 Devices: $3,795
--  Up to 500 Devices $4,995
--  1000+ Devices: $6,995
    
WhatsUp Gold v11 Standard Edition is also available in four tiers, defined by the number of devices to be managed:
--  Up to 100 Devices: $1,995
--  Up to 300 Devices: $2,495
--  Up to 500 Devices $3,595
--  1000+ Devices: $5,295
    
Customers with active service agreements for WhatsUp Professional 2006 Premium Edition and WhatsUp Professional 2006 Standard Edition will receive WhatsUp Gold v11 Premium Edition and WhatsUp Gold v11 Standard Edition respectively at no charge.

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®, transfer files over the Internet using the market leading Ipswitch WS_FTP® Professional client and Ipswitch WS_FTP Server and communicate via Ipswitch Imail™ Server. To view the Daily Network Monitor blog, visit http://www.dailynetworkmonitor.com. For product and sales information, write to info@ipswitch.com or visit http://www.ipswitch.com. Ipswitch values community involvement; visit http://icare.ipswitch.com to find out how to become involved.

WS_FTP and WhatsUp are registered trademarks of Ipswitch, Inc. IMail Server is a trademark of Ipswitch, Inc. All other product names are property of their respective owners.

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