SOURCE: Ipswitch


June 11, 2009 04:00 ET

Ipswitch Inc. Expands Channel Network in France

Network Monitoring Expert Recruits New Distributor, Itway, to Manage French Channel Outreach

LEXINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - June 11, 2009) - Ipswitch, Inc.'s Network Management division, the leading developer of network management software, today announced that it has recruited specialist security and networking distributor Itway to distribute its award-winning network monitoring product, WhatsUp Gold, in France. The new partnership reflects both companies' commitment to development and will also allow both companies to drive new growth opportunities.

"We are delighted to welcome Ipswitch's network monitoring product into our portfolio," said Sébastian Asseman, Managing Director of Itway. "Ipswitch develops and provides the market with easy-to-learn and easy-to-use software. With more than 100 million people using its solutions worldwide, this collaboration promises to be extremely positive. Itway can also further expand its expertise and offer a huge choice to resellers."

The partnership with Itway will see Ipswitch benefit from the training of resellers at Itway's Parisian premises, personalised marketing solutions, and also participation at events across France for the value added distributor. This new partnership follows a great start to 2009 for Ipswitch, which recently announced double-digit revenue growth in Q1 2009 over the same quarter last year for the WhatsUp Gold Partner Channel. Working with over 1000 value-added resellers and distributors worldwide, the WhatsUp Gold Partner Program is an important and consistent contributor to profit margins.

"The ability and experience of Itway in the IT and network industry is second to none," explained Yannick Hello, Regional EMEA Sales Manager of Ipswitch Network Management division. "We started working with Itway in Italy, which has been hugely successful and, therefore, we decided to extend this collaboration to France. Thanks to its capabilities, Itway will allow Ipswitch to complement its approach to resellers, to extend its network and also stimulate the sale of WhatsUp Gold solutions in Europe."

Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold offers comprehensive and cost-effective network management and monitoring software that has become an integral tool for organisations of all sizes. It is a straightforward and easy-to-use product that can be deployed in 30 minutes or less, requires limited training and doesn't incur high annual maintenance costs, unlike other network management tools.

WhatsUp Gold - Know Your Network

Ipswitch™ WhatsUp® Gold is a network management software solution with over 70,000 networks reliably managed 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 delivers 360° visibility, actionable intelligence and complete control, allowing you the opportunity really to know your network.

WhatsUp Gold scales from the small business to the large enterprise, and its functionality can be easily extended with additional plug-in modules: WhatsUp Gold WhatsConnected™ for Layer 2/Layer 3 discovery, mapping and visualisation; WhatsUp Gold NetFlow Monitor for network performance and utilisation monitoring; 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:

About Itway

Itway is a value added distributor for security solutions, virtualisation and network infrastructure and one of the leaders in the European market. Based on an exclusively indirect sales model, Itway distributes its solutions alongside a network of VARs, SSII and integrators, by providing expertise gained from long-standing service and support (audit, consulting, training and engineering) but also as a consultant and supporter at the commercial and marketing level.

With a corporate HQ in Ravenna, Italy, the company also has offices in France, Spain, Portugal Greece and Turkey. Itway France has concluded strong partnerships with market leaders: Arkoon, Check Point (Nokia), Citrix, Motorola, Nokia, ESET, Radware, Sourcefire and Stonesoft.

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