Ipswitch’s Network Management Division Acquires iOpus Software

Acquisition Strengthens IT Management Suite with Powerful Web Performance Testing and End-User Monitoring Capabilities

Ipswitch’s Network Management Division, developers of the WhatsUp Gold suite of innovative IT management software, announced today that it has acquired iOpus Software, a provider of Web application performance testing and monitoring solutions from the cloud. The addition of the iOpus AlertFox and iMacros capabilities will empower application owners and IT staff customers to more effectively track and ensure optimal Web application performance, creating a better end-user experience. With this acquisition, Ipswitch’s market leading and affordable IT Management solutions will now extend to every layer of web infrastructure from the cloud to the end-user.

The acquisition of iOpus Software enables Ipswitch’s Network Management Division to deliver a complete, end-to-end package of cost-effective monitoring and management tools to its growing customer base. iOpus’ iMacros and AlertFox End-User Monitoring – Global Edition will provide Ipswitch’s customers with the most advanced technology for Web application performance monitoring, including the ability to test, monitor and verify Rich Internet Applications (RIA), and streaming media from an end-user’s perspective. These monitoring capabilities enable organisations of all sizes to ensure business continuity and resolve Web service problems before end-users are impacted.

“The Internet is the backbone of today’s business world, and our customers can now ensure that their Web presence performs flawlessly,” said Ennio Carboni, president, Ipswitch Network Management Division. “iOpus Software’s technology innovation, enthusiastic customer base, and dedication to customer service are a great fit with our business. Through this acquisition, we are flipping the market for affordable IT monitoring and management on its head – offering enterprise level capabilities at affordable price points.”

“From a business and technology perspective, our goal has always been to provide our customers with the most innovative, and easy-to-use product,” said Mathias Roth, CEO and co-founder of iOpus Software. “Our ability to test and monitor all Web 2.0 technologies, including Ajax, Flash and Silverlight, using Firefox, Internet Explorer and Chrome browsers, in a unique and meaningful way delivers on that promise. We are excited to join forces with a market leader like Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold® and provide greater innovation and value to our customers.”