7 25 2008

Higher Education – Lower Cost Network Management

As More than 18 Million Students Return to College this Fall - Ipswitch Announces Special Pricing Program for College and University Network Administrators Purchasing WhatsUp Gold

Lexington, MA – July 25, 2008 – Ipswitch, Inc.’s Network Management division, the leading developer of network management software, today announced a special pricing program for its WhatsUp® network management software only for educational institutions.  Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold offers comprehensive and cost-effective management and monitoring software which has become a staple at institutions of all kinds and sizes.  In anticipation of the new annual budget cycles and the return of millions students in the fall (bringing along more computers and peripherals than ever), Ipswitch is offering a ten percent discount to qualifying educational institutions on the purchase of WhatsUp Gold.  Network managers are faced with an influx of new people, new devices and ever-changing technologies interacting with their networks, and WhatsUp Gold is a tried-and-true solution to the challenges they face. WhatsUp Gold can be up and running quickly; examining critical network services, devices and applications.  

WhatsUp Gold Features for IT Pros in Education

  • 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
  • See it all in real-time, from intuitive Windows and Web-enabled workspace views and dashboards


“WhatsUp Gold is a comprehensive yet affordable network monitoring tool for schools of all sizes,” said Ennio Carboni, VP of Sales for Ipswitch Network Management Division.  “It’s great for networking professionals at educational institutions that 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 renewing their service agreements.”

Special Offer

Through this back-to-school special offer, educational institutions can save 10% on the purchase of WhatsUp Gold v12.* This limited-time offer expires August 31, 2008. A 30-day free trial of WhatsUp Gold is available for download at http://www.whatsupgold.com/products/download.


About WhatsUp Gold - Know Your Network

Ipswitch™, Inc.’s network management division, the developer of the WhatsUp Gold suite of innovative network management solutions, manages thousands of networks 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 provides intelligent and easy to use, extensive network management that goes beyond simple device availability and delivers comprehensive troubleshooting. Recently, Ipswitch, Inc. acquired Dorian Software Creations, Inc., the leader in providing complete, easy-to-use solutions for Windows Security Event Management (SEM) and Log Management for small businesses and enterprise-level organizations.

WhatsUp Gold scales from the small business to the large enterprise, and its functionality extends with additional plug-in modules: WhatsUp Gold WhatsConnected™ for Layer 2/Layer 3 discovery, mapping and visualization; WhatsUp Gold Flow Monitor and WhatsUp Gold Flow Publisher for network bandwidth utilization monitoring; WhatsUp Gold WhatsConfigured for automated Network Configuration and Change Management; 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: http://www.whatsupgold.com/products/download/