SOURCE: Ipswitch, Inc.

August 21, 2006 09:19 ET

Ipswitch's WhatsUp Wins Techworld Award for Best Network Monitoring Product of 2006

All Star Panel of Journalists and Leading Consultants Honors Ipswitch for Solution That Helps Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs) and Larger Enterprises Monitor Status of Critical Servers and Databases

LEXINGTON, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 21, 2006 -- Ipswitch, a leading developer of network management, messaging and file transfer solutions, today announced that WhatsUp Professional 2006 Premium Edition won the prestigious Techworld award for best monitoring product, beating out a record number of entries. The award's presentations were held at a gala evening in London at the Royal Courts of Justice earlier this summer.

"WhatsUp Professional has a 10-year track record of providing SMBs, as well as larger enterprises, with a proven, cost efficient way to quickly and accurately assess the health of their networks and prevent crippling network failures," said Ennio Carboni, director of product management of Ipswitch. "We are thrilled that WhatsUp Professional has been recognized and awarded Techworld's competitive network monitoring product of the year."

WhatsUp Professional 2006 Premium Edition monitors and manages application and network resources to keep critical business infrastructure, like e-mail servers and databases, up and running so SMBs can focus on their core business without worrying about the technology that supports it. WhatsUp is also gaining traction in Global 1000 companies who need core network and application monitoring that is both fast to deploy and exceptionally easy to use. More than 50,000 organizations around the world have come to depend on WhatsUp to proactively detect and remedy anomalous conditions, preventing unnecessary and costly outages.

Specific features in WhatsUp Professional 2006 Premium Edition include:

--  Dynamic Network Discovery and Mapping -- Discovers networks in minutes
    using intuitive wizards to scan for routers, switches, servers,
    printers and other networked devices.  All network information is
    stored in a relational database to enable easy device management and
    reporting.
    --  Dynamic Groups lets you group devices by specified
        characteristics, for example an "all devices that are currently
        down" group would let you see at a glance where trouble lies.
    --  Discovers and maps MAC addresses to IP addresses, shows
        connectivity between a particular switch's ports and devices and
        allows assets to be located.
--  Application Management -- Delivers comprehensive application
    management for important WMI-compliant applications.
--  Comprehensive Network Monitoring -- Tracks the availability and
    performance of critical business systems, including real-time
    monitoring of network services, Windows® and syslog events, system
    resource utilization and more.
--  Fast Problem Resolution -- Tracks network failures and sends alerts
    when problems occur, or restarts a stopped service or launches a
    program automatically.  WhatsUp Professional 2006 can:
    --  Send alerts via email, pager, cell phone, SMS or as audio alerts,
        plus system task tray alerts
    --  Forward SNMP traps
    --  Restart business-critical application services

About Techworld

Techworld is a business unit of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading technology media, research and event company. A privately-held company, IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers including Bio-IT World, CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Network World, and PC World. The company features the largest network of technology-specific Web sites with more than 400 around the world. IDG is also a leading producer of more than 170 computer-related events worldwide including LinuxWorld Conference & Expo®, Macworld Conference & Expo®, DEMO®, and IDC Directions. IDC provides global market research and advice through offices in 50 countries. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com. See www.techworld.com/awards2006 for more information about these awards.

About Ipswitch Inc.

Ipswitch develops and markets software that works for small and mid-sized businesses worldwide. More than 100 million people use Ipswitch software to collaborate via Ipswitch Collaboration Suite, monitor their networks with Ipswitch WhatsUp®, and transfer files over the Internet using the market leading Ipswitch WS_FTP® Professional client and Ipswitch WS_FTP Server. To view the Ipswitch blog visit http://blogs.ipswitch.com. To read Ipswitch CEO Roger Greene's blog visit http://blogs.ipswitch.com/greene/. Ipswitch values community involvement; visit http://icare.ipswitch.com to find out how to become involved. For product and sales information, write to info@ipswitch.com or visit http://www.ipswitch.com.

WS_FTP and WhatsUp are registered trademarks of Ipswitch, Inc. All other product names are property of their respective owners.

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