Ipswitch Inc.’s Network Management division, the leading developer of network management software, released an innovative enhancement to the WhatsUp Gold family. The inclusion of Mobile Access makes WhatsUp Gold the first solution to provide visibility into and monitoring of IT networks in real time from mobile phones or personal digital assistants (PDAs).
“We believe pragmatic solutions, designed to solve a problem as opposed to creating a market, are the key. We spoke to the market and as of today, WhatsUp Gold v12.4 is the first and only network management solution enabling proactive diagnosis and resolution of network issues over a mobile device’s Internet connection without the need for platform or other changes,” announced Ennio Carboni, Vice President, Network Management for Ipswitch. “WhatsUp Gold is already a comprehensive product with superior real time diagnostic and predictive capabilities, but now users can benefit from the flexibility of having a proven network management solution in the palm of their hands.”
With innovative features such as one-click login, Device Views (access to device maps) and DirectLink notifications, WhatsUp Gold brings a whole new dimension of portability to network management, providing a secure and transparent window to your network’s status and NetFlow reporting from anywhere, at anytime. For more information on WhatsUp Gold v12.4, to view a demo or to download a free trial, visit the WhatsUp Gold homepage.
"Efficient Forms has been using WhatsUp Gold for over 4 years and it has proven invaluable for monitoring our office, development and multiple data center deployments. I always know about issues or outages before my internal or external clients," states Chris Kasten, Director of Technical Operations. "The addition of mobile access saves precious minutes, as now I can immediately check reports and statuses from my smart phone.”
WhatsUp Gold Mobile Access Features for Network Monitoring:
- Standard login and 4 configurable one-click logins;
- DeviceView with network maps;
- DirectLink Notifications for SMS and email alerts;
- Maintenance mode configuration;
- Access configurable by user;
- SSL support for mobile access sessions;
- 35 overview and 19 NetFlow reports.
Mobile access is supported through the following browsers.
Mobile Safari 2.2
IE Mobile 6.1
Opera Mini 4.2
SNMP Traps and Discovery Enhancements
SNMPv3 supports an authentication scheme far superior to that of SNMPv1 and v2; and v12.4 enables this higher level of SNMPv3 security for traps and discovery.
Pricing and Availability
WhatsUp Gold version 12.4 is immediately available starting at the low price of just $595 (MSRP), the same price as v12.3.1, less than a fraction of the cost of other solutions. All editions of WhatsUp Gold fully support Mobile Access.
WhatsUp Gold is highly regarded in the industry and has subsequently been nominated for three awards by the UK’s Network Computing magazine including Testing and Monitoring Product of the Year, Network Monitoring Product of the Year and Product of the Year.
About Ipswitch Network Management
Ipswitch™ WhatsUp® Gold is the 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° visibility, actionable intelligence and complete control.
WhatsUp Gold (whatsupgold.com) 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 visualization; WhatsUp Gold NetFlow Monitor for network performance and utilization 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.