SOURCE: Ipswitch, Inc.

April 23, 2007 09:00 ET

Leading Law Firm Chooses Ipswitch WhatsUp to Keep Its Business Moving

Marshall IP Relies on WhatsUp to Ensure Uninterrupted Services for Over 200 Employees

LEXINGTON, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 23, 2007 -- Ipswitch, Inc., a leading developer of network monitoring, messaging and secure file transfer solutions, today announced that Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP (Marshall IP), a leading intellectual property law firm in Chicago, Ill., has selected WhatsUp Gold to manage and optimize its network. With over 200 employees and a round-the-clock operation, Marshall IP relies on its network to deliver multiple services 24 hours a day to attorneys and staff working at the forefront of fields such as biotechnology, optics, and genetics.

"WhatsUp allows us to stay ahead of our network to ensure optimum service and reliability," said Marshall IP IT Director, Kimberly Giertz. "It tells us when and where trouble spots exist so we can fix them early, before it becomes a user issue."

Marshall IP uses WhatsUp to track network failures, send alerts when problems occur and restart stopped services. WhatsUp allows administrators to report on the network's performance, discover and map network assets and notify network administrators about potential trouble spots before problems bring the system down.

"WhatsUp provides a high-quality network management solution, with the added benefit that it requires very little overhead or hands-on maintenance," said Giertz. "The low-touch nature of the software allows us to concentrate our time and resources on adding new services and improving IT for the firm, instead of spending time maintaining the existing network."

Marshall IP utilizes WhatsUp to manage its switches, routers, firewalls and broadband connections, as well as printers, servers, desktops and enterprise applications such as Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Exchange. As a mid-sized enterprise, Marshall IP values the low maintenance and low user interaction that WhatsUp requires.

"By using its advanced reporting features, WhatsUp allows us to stay aware of the network status wherever we are. This means we don't always have to have someone on-site monitoring the network," said Giertz. "With its easy deployment, low maintenance, and complete transparency to our end-users, WhatsUp gives us exactly what we need."

As one of the leading firms in today's fast-moving and competitive field of intellectual property (IP) law, Marshall IP operates 24 hours per day, seven days a week. As a result, any network outage will begin negatively impacting the firm's operations almost immediately, regardless of time of day. By configuring WhatsUp to deliver warnings and alerts to the firm's IT staff on their cellular phones, Marshall can respond to any issue faster and minimize the impact of any outage. In addition to its audio and system task tray alerts, WhatsUp can deliver alerts via email, pager, mobile phone or SMS.

"WhatsUp is a full-featured, intuitive and user-friendly platform that keeps customers' IT infrastructure up and running," said Ennio Carboni, director of product management at Ipswitch. "In addition, the product offers the high levels of scalability that are essential to successful companies in periods of rapid growth."

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 IMailTM Server. To view the Daily Network Monitor blog, visit For product and sales information, visit Ipswitch values community involvement; visit to find out how to become involved.

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