WhatsUp Gold 6

By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2001-02-12 Print this article Print

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WhatsUp Gold is a quick-acting, long-lasting network mapping and monitoring tool. The improvements Ipswitch has made in Version 6.0 of the software should make the product even more useful to managers of nearly any small to midsize network.

SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // WhatsUp Gold should be up and on the network in a matter of hours, providing useful network maps and availability information almost at once.

LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Performance information collected by WhatsUp Gold over an extended period could be the basis for making network improvements.

Detailed network discovery; secure Web-based network maps; low bandwidth impact; SNMP viewer.

Did not always show all logical connections on maps.

Ipswitch Inc., Lexington, Mass.; (781) 676-5700; www.ipswitch.com

Cameron Sturdevant Cameron Sturdevant has been with the Labs since 1997, and before that paid his IT management dues at a software publishing firm working with several Fortune 100 companies. Cameron also spent two years with a database development firm, integrating applications with mainframe legacy programs. Cameron's areas of expertise include virtual and physical IT infrastructure, cloud computing, enterprise networking and mobility, with a focus on Android in the enterprise. In addition to reviews, Cameron has covered monolithic enterprise management systems throughout their lifecycles, providing the eWEEK reader with all-important history and context. Cameron takes special care in cultivating his IT manager contacts, to ensure that his reviews and analysis are grounded in real-world concern. Cameron is a regular speaker at Ziff-Davis Enterprise online and face-to-face events. Follow Cameron on Twitter at csturdevant, or reach him by email at csturdevant@eweek.com.

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