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Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold

The Industry's Best Unified Network, Server & App Monitoring

Discover, Map & Monitor Wired & Wireless Networks, Apps, Physical & Virtual Servers

WhatsUp Gold tames network complexity for IT teams and provides the availability and performance demanded by your business. Backed by over 20 years of network and systems management experience with deployments on over 150,000 networks worldwide in 168 countries, WhatsUp Gold sets the standard and offers the industry’s lowest total cost of ownership

WhatsUp Gold features a customer-friendly modular architecture and licensing approach that lets you add capabilities in cost-effective phases with no surprises. Buy only what you need, when you need it based on your specific needs. For instance, you can start off with core WhatsUp Gold to monitor your wired and wireless networks and physical servers. Then, you can increase your IT team’s visibility to assess the health of your virtual environments and applications, monitor your network traffic and bandwidth utilization, and manage your network device configurations.

Key Features & Benefits

  • Discover & map your network
  • Spend less time troubleshooting
  • Identify root causes quickly
  • Stay ahead of your network with prioritized alerting
  • Track trends and plan for change

Core Products:

WhatsUp Gold Standard Edition

Comprehensive Small and Mid-sized Business Network Management

WhatsUp Gold Standard Edition is an extensive, inexpensive solution for small and midsize businesses operating single-site networks. With its easy to use tools, you’ll discover, map, and manage your network in minutes.

Starting at $1,755.00

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WhatsUp Gold Premium Edition

Comprehensive Single-site Network Management

WhatsUp Gold Premium Edition provides an extensive and cost-effective out-of-the-box single site management and monitoring solution for networks of all sizes. Get 360° visibility, actionable intelligence, and complete control with WhatsUp Gold.

Starting at $2,415.00

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WhatsUp Gold Distributed Edition

Comprehensive Enterprise Network Management

WhatsUp Gold Distributed Edition provides scalable and secure management and monitoring of any number of remote sites — out-of-the-box — from a centralized NOC. With powerful device discovery, graphical network mapping, SNMP v1-3 and WMI monitoring, and versatile alerting, notification, and reporting capabilities, WhatsUp Gold Distributed Edition provides 360° visibility, actionable intelligence, and complete control.

Starting at $2,414.50

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WhatsUp Gold Add-Ons

Application Performance Monitoring
Monitor Windows, Linux, Apache, Java and custom applications. Use out of the box profiles to assure that you meet your SLAs.

Failover & Scalability Pollers
Scale to tens of thousands of devices with distributed pollers. Assure monitoring continuity with Failover.

Flow Monitor
Analyze network traffic and bandwidth utilization to assure critical applications and services are prioritized.

VOIP Monitor
Monitor VoIP and ensure call quality standards by controlling voice bandwidth and performance.

Automatically inventory and store configuration files. Support regulatory compliance audits with documentation of configuration changes.

Manage health, availability and performance of virtual environments with VM specific dashboard reports.

Compare the editions:

Features Standard Edition Premium Edition Distributed Edition
Web Console & Mobile Access to manage your network on the go- anytime, from anywhere
Alert Center: Single Console for alerts, alert acknowledgments and notifications across your infrastructure
Supports full suite of WhatsUp Gold plug-ins – IT Management in a single pane of glass
Integrated SQL database format for trend data and complete system inventory reporting of hardware, software, firmware, and patches.
Performance monitors (CPU utilization, Disk space and utilization, Interface utilization, Memory, Ping Latency)
Custom actions using Jscript or VBscript (e.g. to restart services/systems)
Fully integrated Layer 2/3 discovery and topology mapping with asset/inventory reporting
Scheduling Engine to automate basic maintenance tasks (e.g. database backups)
Leverage Scalability Pollers for monitoring of up to 20,000 Devices and 100,000 Monitors
Fully integrated Wireless Network Mapping and Monitoring for Cisco, Aruba, Ruckus, and Meru LWAPs and Controllers with auto-mapping, bandwidth utilization and alerts on rogue access points
Enhanced real-time network monitoring with Split Second Graphs and Instant Info
WMI Application monitoring
Out-of-the-Box Hardware monitoring - UPS, Printer, Fan, Power Supply, Temperature
Drop-in support for Powershell monitoring and action scripts
HTTP/HTTPS/FTP Synthetic Transaction Monitoring
Discovery, Mapping, and Inventory
Leverages Layer 2/3 technologies including ARP, SNMP, SSH, ICMP, IP range scan and SmartScan to discover all network assets and their interconnections
On-demand or scheduled discoveries
Auto or manual generation of topology maps showing complete Layer 2/3 connectivity
Full customization of topology maps (background images, hierarchical/radial formats, etc.)
Extensive asset/inventory reporting such as serial number, OS version, patches and warranty info
Pre-defined scanning templates for Role-based identification of devices
Performance monitoring via SNMP
CPU utilization, Disk space and utilization, Interface utilization, Memory, Ping Latency
Application & server monitoring (Windows, Unix and Linux) via SSH & WMI
Pre-configured active and passive monitors
Exchange 2000/2003/2007/2010, SQL Server 2005/2008)
SQL Query Monitor for Microsoft SQL Server, My-SQL and Oracle
Hardware monitoring - UPS, Printer, Fan, Power Supply, and Temperature
HTTP/S Synthetic Transaction Monitoring (Content Check)
FTP Synthetic Transaction Monitoring
Email Route
Alerts, Notifications & Reports
Over 200 out-of-the-box reports available in web-based
Reporting data export to: email, Excel, PDF, CSV formats
Email, Alpha/Text Pager, SMS, Web Alarms, Windows Popups, Sound, SNMP Traps, Service Restart, External Scripts
Configurable alert/alarm escalation to comply with pre-defined escalation procedures
Advanced alert suppression & blackout reporting: Get suppressed alerts when it fits your schedule
Dashboard Manager
Support for instant access to real-time data via Instant Info
Distributed Networks
Remote IP Services
Remote SNMP Monitoring
Remote WMI Monitoring
Remote Device Dependencies
WAN Device, Port and Link Monitoring
Remote Alert roll-ups
Remote Reporting roll-up
Remote Monitoring survivability
Plug-In Modules
Flow Monitor & Flow Publisher
Know and analyze how and by whom your network bandwidth is being consumed
Plugs into all versions of WhatsUp Gold
Automate change and configuration management processes and secure your configuration data
Plugs into all versions of WhatsUp Gold
Discover, map, monitor and manage your virtual and physical resources-from a single Web console
Plugs into all versions of WhatsUp Gold
VoIP Monitor
Assure your network supports and maintains acceptable call quality for Voice over IP
Plugs into all versions of WhatsUp Gold


White papers & Datasheets:

Download the WhatsUp Gold Datasheet (PDF).

Download the Whitepaper: 9 Noble Truths of Network, Server, and Application Monitoring (PDF).

Download the Whitepaper: EMA Network Monitoring Vendor Landscape (PDF).

Download the Whitepaper: Buyer's Guide to Automated Layer 2 Discovery & Mapping (PDF).

Case studies:

Download the Case study: Clayco (PDF).

Download the Case study: Burke County (PDF).