Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold Broadens Network Management Capabilities With Latest Release

Newest additions to product family offer secure management of device configurations and monitoring of wireless infrastructures

Ipswitch, Inc’s Network Management division, developer of innovative
network management solutions, today announced the worldwide availability of WhatsUp Gold v14.1 and WhatsUp Gold WhatsConfigured v1.0. The new features in v14.1, combined with the new configuration and change management plug-in, enables network professionals to effectively manage both wired and wireless environments and to control device configurations with automated configuration and change management in a single comprehensive solution.

Network management professionals spend significant time establishing and fine-tuning configurations to ensure stable network performance, protect data and secure networks from unauthorised changes. With hundreds of individual devices to manage and maintain, configuration changes to routers and switches are made almost continuously. As a result, network managers are frequently struggling to keep track and control of all these changes.

Highlights of WhatsUp Gold v14.1 and WhatsConfigured include:

WhatsUp Gold v14.1

-Unified view of both wired and wireless infrastructure through a single management and monitoring interface
-Comprehensive information about user connectivity and access point utilisation
-New active monitor that provides status of access point radios and a pre-configured interface performance monitor
-6 new wireless reports are provided and accessed through the Wireless Workspaces
-80+ reports, including graphs, are exportable to Portable Document Format (PDF)

WhatsConfigured v1.0

-Automated backup of device configurations to a secure data repository
- Extensive out-of-the-box device support including; Cisco, Juniper, Brocade and others
- Fully secure device access via SNMP v1-3, SSH1-2 or Telnet
- Alerting and Notifications – fully integrated with Alert Center to provide alerts and notifications when a configuration is changed on a monitored device
- Integrated TFTP server enables download and upload of system images and operating systems
- Reporting - Network managers can compare files automatically and manually and also be alerted when a configuration file is changed on a monitored device

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