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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 Univer

LEXINGTON, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 07/25/08 -- 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. Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold functionality enables network administrators to:

--  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. For details visit

A 30-day free trial of WhatsUp Gold is available for download at


* Offer good towards the purchase of WhatsUp Gold v12 by Educational Institutions

* Limited time offer, expires August 31, 2008

About Ipswitch Network Management

Ipswitch(TM) WhatsUp® Gold is the world's leading network management solution with over 70,000 networks reliably managed worldwide. Built on a scalable and extensible architecture offering automated device 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 degree visibility, actionable intelligence and complete control. WhatsUp Gold is available in four distinct product editions: WhatsUp Gold Premium Edition, WhatsUp Gold Distributed Edition, WhatsUp Gold Standard Edition and WhatsUp Gold MSP Edition. Visit 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®, transfer files over the Internet using the market leading WS_FTP® and MOVEit® brands of secure and managed file transfer clients and servers and communicate via Ipswitch IMail™ Server. Ipswitch values community involvement; visit to find out how to become involved. Visit for more information on the company.

Ipswitch, WS_FTP, WhatsUp and MOVEit are registered trademarks of Ipswitch, Inc. IMail Server, MOVEit Central and MOVEit DMZ are trademarks of Ipswitch, Inc. All other product names are the property of their respective owners.


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Ipswitch, Inc.
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