dic. 16 2008

Ipswitch, Inc.'s Network Management Division Announces Yet Another Record Year of Growth in 2008

Ipswitch, Inc.’s Network Management division, today announced that revenue levels have reached their highest in its 17 year history.

Lexington, MA – December 16, 2008 – Ipswitch, Inc.’s Network Management division, today announced that revenue levels have reached their highest in its 17 year history. Success throughout 2008 has been achieved by the launch and sales growth of its flagship network monitoring product, WhatsUp Gold version 12.3, and the performance of key personnel, resulting in a number of promotions and the division's restructuring.


"The success of 2008 affirms that after 14 years of technological leadership, WhatsUp Gold remains the world's most popular network management solution," says Ipswitch's VP of the Network Management Division, Ennio Carboni. "Its effectiveness and usability is second to none, with a continually expanding customer base, helping Ipswitch go from strength to strength."


Carboni, who became the Vice President of WW Sales, Marketing and Product Management for the Network Management Division of Ipswitch in September of 2007, immediately drove the division to its two best quarters in its history. Alongside Alessandro Porro, who joined Ipswitch in 2004 and has recently been promoted to Director of International Sales, Asia Pacific and Latin America, he has overseen International Revenue Growth increase by 22% from 2007 to 2008, EMEA by 24% and Asia Pacific (including Japan) and Latin America to rocket 115% from 2006 to 2008.


Having exceeded sales targets for North America in the past three years, former Director of Strategic Accounts Patrick Loring has been promoted to Director of North American Sales and Strategic Accounts. In his new role, Patrick is responsible for defining and managing the direct sales strategy for North America and all Strategic Sales to OEM partners. Since taking on the role, his team has achieved record new customer business and double-digit growth in recurring business. He has negotiated and closed strategic partnership contracts with Cisco Systems, General Dynamics (US Marine Corps), and Nothrop Grumman (US Army, US Air Force, and US Navy).


Elsewhere in the division, Tamara Hart has been promoted to Director of Global Marketing. Following successful stints as Channel Marketing Manager and International Marketing Manager, Hart is now responsible for the global marketing efforts of Ipswitch's Network Management division. "Tamara is a proven leader and will enable us to market our award-winning solutions across all geographies using traditional, social and viral marketing strategies with consistency and effectiveness," says Carboni.


Melissa Dougherty has been promoted to Manager of North American Channels. Dougherty brings 15 years of both reseller and manufacturer experience having worked for companies such as HP and Toshiba where she consistently delivered strong year over year growth in partner sales.


The impressive 24% growth in the EMEA market has also seen Mike Silva promoted to Sales Manager, EMEA. Mike joined Ipswitch in 2006 and has worked in the EMEA IT Channel since 1996. He started for Pan European Hardware and Software Distributor GE Access, where he managed the top resellers in the UK, Spain and Scandinavia.


"Our successful performance comes as a result of the strength of our product offering, the strength of our global business partnerships, and our pragmatic approach to key global markets," adds Carboni. "We are now in a position to further expand this reach and consolidate the WhatsUp Gold product family as the premier solution in its class, on a worldwide basis."


WhatsUp Gold's unique modular framework provides users with predictive network management and monitoring of critical IT infrastructures. It is built on a scalable, common architecture to support organizations of all sizes and grow with their businesses. More recently, Ipswitch released a number of new plug-ins including NetFlow Monitor for traffic flow identification and reporting based on Cisco's NetFlow technology; VoIP Monitor, a plug-in module for voice over IP monitoring and reporting, as well as WhatsConnected, a comprehensive Layer 2 / Layer 3 discovery and network mapping solution that provides insight into physical network topology and how devices are interconnected. 


About WhatsUp Gold - Know Your Network

Ipswitch™, Inc.’s network management division, the developer of the WhatsUp Gold suite of innovative network management solutions, manages thousands of networks 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 provides intelligent and easy to use, extensive network management that goes beyond simple device availability and delivers comprehensive troubleshooting. Recently, Ipswitch, Inc. acquired Dorian Software Creations, Inc., the leader in providing complete, easy-to-use solutions for Windows Security Event Management (SEM) and Log Management for small businesses and enterprise-level organizations.

WhatsUp Gold scales from the small business to the large enterprise, and its functionality extends with additional plug-in modules: WhatsUp Gold WhatsConnected™ for Layer 2/Layer 3 discovery, mapping and visualization; WhatsUp Gold Flow Monitor and WhatsUp Gold Flow Publisher for network bandwidth utilization monitoring; WhatsUp Gold WhatsConfigured for automated Network Configuration and Change Management; and WhatsUp Gold VoIP Monitor for precise measurement of a converged network’s ability to provide the quality of service (QoS) necessary for VoIP. To learn more about WhatsUp Gold, download a free trial or to make a purchase visit: http://www.whatsupgold.com/products/download/