WhatsUp Gold Sees, Sorts Networks

 
 
By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2003-01-13 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ipswitch's Whatsup Gold 8.0 is a good tool for small offices or large departments at big organizations that need network and device monitoring in an easy-to-use, affordable package.

Ipswitchs Whatsup Gold 8.0 is a good tool for small offices or large departments at big organizations that need network and device monitoring in an easy-to-use, affordable package.

When I tested WhatsUp Gold 8.0, slated to ship next week for $795, I was impressed with the intuitive interface. IT managers who already use the product will have no trouble mastering the useful features that are tucked into the familiar network discovery methods.

Using the new Selective Discovery, I was able to limit the discovery of my network to only servers or other active devices such as routers. The network maps I created with SmartScan were uncluttered and made setting up my management tasks, such as event log monitoring, much quicker.

WhatsUp Gold 8.0 can gather more information from devices such as Windows-based servers. For the first time, WhatsUp Gold 8.0 can monitor the Windows NT event log and send an alert to the WhatsUp Gold console.

 
 
 
 
Cameron Sturdevant Cameron Sturdevant is the executive editor of Enterprise Networking Planet. Prior to ENP, Cameron was technical analyst at PCWeek Labs, starting in 1997. Cameron finished up as the eWEEK Labs Technical Director in 2012. Before his extensive labs tenure Cameron paid his IT dues working in technical support and sales engineering at a software publishing firm . 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. 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 analysis is grounded in real-world concern. Follow Cameron on Twitter at csturdevant, or reach him by email at cameron.sturdevant@quinstreet.com.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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