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Progress WhatsUp Gold
Formerly Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold

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What is Progress WhatsUp Gold?

WhatsUp Gold developed by Ipswitch (acquired by Progress Software May 2019) offers network performance monitoring and mapping. It supports core monitoring features, including automated workflows and network capacity planning, and monitors across hybrid environments.

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What is Progress WhatsUp Gold?

WhatsUp Gold developed by Ipswitch (acquired by Progress Software May 2019) offers network performance monitoring and mapping. It supports core monitoring features, including automated workflows and network capacity planning, and monitors across hybrid environments.

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Product Details

What is Progress WhatsUp Gold?

Progress WhatsUp Gold (WUG) is designed to help network admins find and fix network problems before end users notice. Its web-based interactive mapping interface lets users see up/down availability and performance at-a-glance for everything connected to a network, on premises and in the cloud.

WUG is an on-premises solution designed for IT enterprises and MSPs. The solution helps them to manage their IT infrastructure and network activities. It offers tools for discovering, visualizing and monitoring network devices, displaying connections between devices and monitoring network status.

WhatsUp Gold can automatically discover anything connected to the network, including physical servers, cloud resources, storage devices, VMware and Hyper-V virtual machines as well as wireless devices. It helps IT admins to view, analyze and manage cross-device connections from a single interactive map. Admins can also monitor application performance and network traffic and manage network device configuration and change control processes. Any network activity falling outside of customizable thresholds triggers alerts sent via email, web, SMS or Slack. Alerts can also trigger self-healing actions or PowerShell scripts.

Progress WhatsUp Gold Features

  • Supported: Automated Discovery
  • Supported: Network Mapping
  • Supported: Server Monitoring
  • Supported: Cloud Monitoring
  • Supported: Wireless Monitoring
  • Supported: Application Monitoring
  • Supported: Bandwidth Monitoring
  • Supported: Traffic Monitoring
  • Supported: Virtualization Management
  • Supported: Configuration Management
  • Supported: Distributed Monitoring
  • Supported: MSP Monitoring

Progress WhatsUp Gold Screenshots

Screenshot of WhatsUp Gold Alert CenterScreenshot of WhatsUp Gold Cloud InfrastructureScreenshot of WhatsUp Gold Configuration ManagementScreenshot of WhatsUp Gold Custom MapScreenshot of WhatsUp Gold DashboardScreenshot of WhatsUp Gold Device PropertiesScreenshot of WhatsUp Gold Device StatusScreenshot of WhatsUp Gold Discovered DevicesScreenshot of WhatsUp Gold Device StatusScreenshot of WhatsUp Gold Interface UtilizationScreenshot of WhatsUp Gold Network MapScreenshot of WhatsUp Gold Traffic AnalysisScreenshot of WhatsUp Gold Virtual InfrastructureScreenshot of WhatsUp Gold Wireless Infrastructure

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Progress WhatsUp Gold Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsWindows
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported CountriesNorth America, Latin America, EMEA, APAC, APJ
Supported LanguagesEnglish, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese

Frequently Asked Questions

WhatsUp Gold developed by Ipswitch (acquired by Progress Software May 2019) offers network performance monitoring and mapping. It supports core monitoring features, including automated workflows and network capacity planning, and monitors across hybrid environments.

Nagios Core, SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM), and PRTG Network Monitor are common alternatives for Progress WhatsUp Gold.

The most common users of Progress WhatsUp Gold are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).

Progress WhatsUp Gold Customer Size Distribution

Consumers0%
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)25%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)40%
Enterprises (more than 500 employees)35%
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Reviews and Ratings

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Community Insights

TrustRadius Insights are summaries of user sentiment data from TrustRadius reviews and, when necessary, 3rd-party data sources. Have feedback on this content? Let us know!

WhatsUp Gold is a versatile network monitoring software that has proven to be invaluable for users managing networks across multiple sites in Africa. The real-time status updates provided by the software allow users to effectively monitor and maintain their network infrastructure, ensuring smooth operations. With SNMP configuration, users can generate detailed reports on each device, enabling analysis and performance evaluation for future strategic planning. In addition, WhatsUp Gold serves as a reliable tool for monitoring and maintaining extended grocery chain infrastructures, including Cisco routers, switches, and wireless APs. It alerts users of connection drops, switches between primary and secondary connections, and hardware issues, allowing for timely intervention and improved network resilience. The software also supports NetFlow tracking and Syslogging when needed, providing flexibility in monitoring options. Administrators find it particularly useful for monitoring server environments, alerting them to down services and systems. WhatsUp Gold's visualization capabilities make troubleshooting and examining performance-related issues easier, facilitating quick resolution of network problems. With the ability to schedule reports and collect log data, the software aids administrators in efficient management of their network infrastructure. Furthermore, WhatsUp Gold's exhaustive SNMP MIB compatibility ensures robust reporting on various aspects such as network reliability, bandwidth usage, and trends. Its quick network status at-a-glance tool proves beneficial for NOCs needing a comprehensive overview of their networks. Users appreciate the constant feature and capability upgrades provided by WhatsUp Gold, making it a reliable choice for network monitoring needs. Whether it is monitoring server uptime or thousands of network devices across the country, WhatsUp Gold enables a better understanding of trends and offers a cleaner user experience. Across organizations, IT departments rely on this software to monitor important network devices and services for uptime and notifications. It has also been adopted by data center operations teams for monitoring servers and network devices efficiently. Furthermore, WhatsUp Gold proves its worth in monitoring network equipment deployed within companies as well as internal network traffic for proactive server and network performance management and capacity planning. In summary, WhatsUp Gold's diverse range of use cases and capabilities make it an indispensable tool for effective network monitoring and management.

Effective Network Monitoring: Several users have praised WhatsUp Gold for its effectiveness in managing and monitoring network infrastructure. They have found it to be highly effective in tracking the performance of both the network and endpoint devices, making troubleshooting and problem-solving much easier.

Reliable Alerting System: Reviewers have commended the accurate alerting system of WhatsUp Gold, which promptly notifies them about servers going above configured resource thresholds. This eliminates the need for manual checks and improves overall efficiency in monitoring server resources.

User-Friendly Interface: Many users have found the interface of WhatsUp Gold to be clean and user-friendly, providing an intuitive experience. They appreciate how easy it is to navigate through the software, set up various monitoring functionalities, and create custom monitors and alerts based on their specific needs.

Slow response time: Several users have reported experiencing slow response times when using Progress WhatsUp Gold.

Limited customization options: Some reviewers have mentioned that they would like to see more customization options in the software, as they feel restricted by the current settings available.

Lack of documentation: A few customers have expressed frustration over the lack of comprehensive documentation for Progress WhatsUp Gold, making it difficult for them to troubleshoot issues or fully utilize all features of the software.

Users commonly recommend several actions to take when using the software.

First, they suggest thoroughly testing all aspects of the software before purchasing it. This way, users can ensure that the software meets their specific needs and functions as expected in their environment.

Second, users recommend setting up alerts and notifications within the software. This allows users to receive timely updates and stay informed about any network issues or events.

Lastly, users suggest exploring the software's community for third-party monitors. By doing so, users can access additional monitoring capabilities and extend the functionality of the software to better suit their needs.

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Joshua Van Camp | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Well suited for organizations looking to monitor their network and their servers and/or endpoints. Nice to have a third-party tool outside that can work with multiple hardware vendors. Not as well suited to smaller shops that may or may not have the time and expertise to set it up properly in order to leverage it.
Shahab Razak | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Progress WhatsUp Gold (formerly Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold) has consistently improved its capabilities and added a wealth of features year over year. It has remained one of the most affordable and capable network operations center tools, which offers good network visibility, monitoring, and alerting solutions. Its exhaustive SNMP support makes insight into individual network elements highly customizable and visible.
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
[Progress WhatsUp Gold (formerly Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold)] is good for what it is. An inexpensive but accurate monitor for alerting on systems and services. However, it is time consuming to configure, The GUI leaves a lot to be desired and the formatting for txt alerts stinks (I just use it now as an alert to check my email to view the actual alert.)
John Glenn | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I would definitely recommend the product for monitoring disk, processor, memory, and server availability. It has been very accurate for us and a life saver. We have also left several other products behind now that we can also receive notifications about service availability on a server. I don't believe it is very good at monitoring other hardware that we own. Mostly we have had trouble with getting switches and APs to alert properly.
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
WhatsUp is suitable for network inventory, device health, and status. However, it is not suitable for large scale configurations/backup configuration features as provided by different vendors. A tabular user interface can be replaced by graphical representation for much better understanding.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Currently, the main use for WhatsUp is to monitor our broadband connections and cellular backup swings. We converted from T1's to "a less cost"/"a less reliable" connection but added the cellular to make up that 2% difference. WhatsUp monitors this via SNMP/syslog trapping to alert us when this swing happens. The imports of this we have on a 1 gig cellular limit so getting it swung back is very important. WhatsUp provides us with this quick alert.
March 31, 2017

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Gary Lamontagne | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
WhatsUp Gold is perfect for organizations who need to be notified in the event of a system or service going down so that a technician can be dispatched before the phones start ringing from end-users not being able to access whatever might be out of commission. It is an investment of time and money to get up and running, so if you are looking to monitor only a few devices, or aren't looking for many bells and whistles, WhatsUp Gold might not be an appropriate choice.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use it as a basic server monitoring tool, and find it very effective in that capacity. We primary use the space monitor and the ping monitor, and that has alerted us to sudden server failures many times; and with the space monitor it has allowed us to proactively manage the disk space for mission critical servers.
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