October 6, 2008

Ipswitch, Inc. Announces NetFlow Monitor Plug-In for WhatsUp(R) Gold V12.3

Ipswitch, Inc.'s Network Management division, the leading developer of network management software, announced today the immediate availability of WhatsUp Gold NetFlow Monitor -- a plug-in module for WhatsUp Gold Version 12.3 Standard, Premium, Distributed and MSP Editions. WhatsUp Gold NetFlow Monitor provides traffic flow identification and reporting based on Cisco's NetFlow technology. It delivers instant insight into how efficiently any network is performing and how bandwidth is being utilized.

NetFlow is a Cisco-developed technology embedded in many routers and switches to provide information on the packets moving through a device, from source to destination and back. This movement is defined as a "flow." For example, a flow could represent a user accessing an application or Website and the application's response. NetFlow identifies these traffic flows and provides classification of them using source and destination addressing.

WhatsUp Gold NetFlow Monitor gathers information from NetFlow-enabled switches and routers allowing network administrators to analyze and report on network traffic patterns. Applications and users that are inappropriately consuming bandwidth can be rapidly identified. WhatsUp Gold NetFlow Monitor presents detailed information to assess network quality of service and quickly resolve traffic bottlenecks. Uniquely, because NetFlow Monitor is a plug-in to WhatsUp Gold, NetFlow data is available to the base network management application for in-depth reporting and further network analysis.

The WhatsUp Gold product family enables true real-time monitoring of network devices and adds configurable reports to allow up-to-the-second intelligence about and visibility into monitored systems or devices. WhatsUp Gold boasts far more scalability, functionality and capabilities than point products traditionally delivered to small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs). Additionally, pricing is often many times lower than competitors' enterprise-class network management solutions.

For more information on WhatsUp Gold NetFlow Monitor, visit http://whatsupgold.com/products/netflow/index.aspx

For a free trial of WhatsUp Gold v12.3 and the new NetFlow Monitor plug-in, visit


To join a live presentation and demonstration of WhatsUp Gold NetFlow Monitor, attend the Webinar on Thursday October 9, 2008 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon EDT.

"When customers asked us to develop a NetFlow monitoring solution, we took the time to get it right, making it very straightforward and easy to use," said Ennio Carboni, Vice President, Ipswitch Network Management. "What's more, we designed NetFlow Monitor as a scalable solution, offering network administrators the flexibility to install it either fully integrated with WhatsUp Gold or as a separate, dedicated NetFlow Monitor implementation for high-traffic networks."

About Ipswitch Network Management

Ipswitch(TM) WhatsUp(R) Gold is the world's leading 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 degrees visibility, actionable intelligence and complete control. Visit http://www.whatsupgold.com for more information.

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(R) Gold, transfer files over the Internet using WS_FTP(R) and MOVEit(R) and communicate via Ipswitch IMail(TM) Server. Visit http://www.ipswitch.com for more information on the company.

 MEDIA CONTACT: Anjali Gupta Ipswitch, Inc. 781-676-5785 [email protected]http://www.ipswitch.com

SOURCE: Ipswitch