Pro2col receive Ipswitch file transfer partner award for a second time

Pro2col are Ipswitch Partner of the year for the second time

We are delighted to announce that we have received the Ipswitch Partner Award for File Transfer for the second time. It’s for achieving the highest revenue within the UK – one of several categories in the company’s annual EMEA Channel awards. We also picked up this accolade in 2015.

Pro2col Managing Director James Lewis said, “It’s great that we have been recognised for our commitment to UK MOVEit users. It shows we are achieving our goal of adding value to customers through our UK-based support and expert knowledge.”

Pro2col technical consultants know MOVEit technology inside out. In fact, they have written training courses for Ipswitch. They work with customers to get the maximum value from their solution and highest possible return on investment.

We also provide support for over 100 UK MOVEit users, who benefit from a service in their own time zone. They do not have to wait for the US to come online, which can be frustrating.

Pro2col have been an Ipswitch Gold Partner in the UK since 2009, are accredited Ipswitch Professional Services Providers and an authorised MOVEit Training Centre. We provide demos, evaluations, licenses, installations, training and support.

James added, “We will continue to work together with Ipswitch to grow the UK MOVEit user base and provide the highest quality support for customers’ ongoing requirements.”

Alessandro Porro, Senior Vice President, International Sales at Ipswitch added: “We congratulate them on their tremendous achievements, and look forward to continued success together.”

Find out more on our Ipswitch and MOVEit page, or watch the video below.


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File transfer automation

File transfer automation

Automated file transfers allow IT teams to schedule tasks around your file transfer needs and streamline business operations. These tasks are easy to set up and can be customised to meet the specific requirements of your business processes. This gives IT teams granular control over what data is transferred and when. This is a guest blog from Ipswitch; a leading data transfer vendor working with Pro2col since 2009.

IT often relies on scripting in order to transfer files on a regular basis. Maintaining multiple scripts written by different employees in different scripting languages introduces complexity and reduces your ability to scale file transfer activities. Automated file transfer solutions helps take the ‘human error’ out of this process. IT teams can quickly create new transfers, modify them when needed and quickly on-board new trading partners for improved operational efficiency. This can all be achieved with zero scripting capabilities – even complex, logic-based workflows can be created and modified without the need for advanced programming skills.

This allows IT teams to improve, track and manage workflows to ensure high volume business-to-business file delivery to authorised recipients. File transfers can be easily set up to push files to multiple systems simultaneously on a regular basis or set up as a one-time batch file transfer transaction. Many automated systems support guaranteed delivery via automatic forwarding and error handling capabilities for all data transfers that take place.



The automation of file-based tasks and business workflows enables IT to:

  • Minimise the need to maintain multiple scripts
  • Meet service level agreements (SLA) requirements
  • Stay flexible in order to adapt to changing business conditions
  • Eliminate the need to manually monitor where files are at a given time


Cost saving

All of these advantages add up to real cost savings. Organisations prevent financial penalties associated with SLAs and data protection regulation violations, and consolidate and re-invest team resources in order to focus on higher priority responsibilities.



The benefits are best described by two Ipswitch MOVEit Automation users at VIVA Health. Manager of Information Systems Ryan Kramer had a number of tasks requiring database lookups and other complex steps, which were difficult to code using DOS scripts.

“Scheduling was a bear. If a password changed, we had to manually re-schedule every job. Tasks broke down pretty regularly, so they had to be monitored very closely. Focusing on something this mundane was distracting and time-consuming, and often kept us from working on tasks that were ultimately of higher value”.

Ryan Kramer, Manager of Information Systems at VIVA Health

Ragan McBride, VIVA Health’s Automation Engineer goes on to elaborate on the value it has brought to his organisation.

“We estimate that MOVEit is saving us the equivalent of two full-time equivalents (FTEs). We had one employee who was transferring to another department. With MOVEit, I was able to automate 75% of the work he had been doing, so we saved 75% of one man-year on his part alone. Plus our PCs are no longer tied up on these tasks.”

Ragan McBride, Automation Engineer at VIVA Health

Pro2col are Gold Partners in the UK for Ipswitch and can provide detailed MOVEit-specific consultancy throughout your project; from demos, trials and licences, through to installations, training and support. Find out more about Ipswitch and MOVEit Automation. This is the latest in a series of guest blogs from the leading vendors, demonstrating how a file transfer solution can benefit your business.

WhatsUp Gold V16.4 is now available

WhatsUp Gold V16.4 what’s new in the recent release

Unified IT Infrastructure & Applications Monitoring Software

Ipswitch have now released WhatsUp Gold 16.4, the newest version of its industry-leading unified infrastructure and application monitoring software.

WhatsUp Gold 16.4 extends IT team visibility and control to include Linux and Java-based applications, new networked services, and expanded virtual environments. These new capabilities enhance the ability of IT teams to find and fix problems before end users are impacted. Additionally, customers will benefit from a simplified, more-for-less pricing model for Ipswitch’s Application Performance Monitoring designed to provide customers easy and flexible licensing with no surprises – price is based on the number of applications and not on the number of components.

New features in Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold 16.4 include:

  • Extended Visibility into More Applications: New Application Performance Management (APM) profiles for critical apps running on Microsoft, Linux and Java environments
  • New Infrastructure Monitoring Capabilities: New monitors for Java applications, vSphere 6, Ping Jitter and SSL certificates
  • Improved Network Flow Monitoring: Sorting and reporting using end-point interface filters
  • Simplified User Experience: Easier administration of AD/LDAP environments with more than 1,000 groups and further automation of configuration tasks
  • More Customer Friendly APM Licensing: Ipswitch extends the industry’s most cost-effective pricing model to include its APM offering – with WhatsUp Gold, IT teams just buy what they need based on how many applications will be monitored. Unlike other APM products, no understanding of how many elements or components each application contains is required

A recent survey by Ipswitch that polled 2,685 IT professionals around the world indicated that the top challenges holding IT teams back in 2016 fell into eight distinct categories, with network and application performance monitoring (19 percent), new technology updates and deployments (14 percent) and time, budget and resource constraints (10 percent) among the top responses. In developing WhatsUp Gold 16.4, the Ipswitch team aimed to alleviate these pressures from IT teams by addressing these key obstacles with its new and improved product.

New WhatsUp Gold unified monitoring includes expanded virtualisation, application, platform and database support

For more information about WhatsUp Gold, to arrange a demo or get pricing, please do not hesitate to contact Pro2col on 0333 123 1240.

Cambridgeshire County Council adopts Ipswitch File Transfer’s MOVEit

How Cambridgeshire County Council utilise Ipswitch MOVEit File Transfer to improve control and visibility of transfers

Following consultation with Pro2col, Cambridgeshire County Council has deployed Ipswitch’s MOVEit managed file transfer (MFT) technology to secure the transfer of data files, and to protect citizen, organisation and management information across 100 locations and 4,000 workers. MOVEit allows the secure transfer and sharing of files within the council, and gives the council full control and visibility of file transfers to external departments and associations, such as healthcare organisations, housing providers and charities.

“We needed technology that met our IT and business needs. From an IT perspective, this included security parameters, integration with existing applications, servers and processes, and ease-of-use for our employees and partners,” Alan Shields, IT Architect for Cambridgeshire County Council, said. “We’d previously used a secure FTP platform and the Government Connect Gateway, but we needed to have a broader solution that would allow us to securely share important files with third parties. With MOVEit, we now have visibility and control over file activity, so we know where data is, who has access to it and who has shared it. It’s important to us as a public body, that we know where our files are at all times, and with Ipswitch File Transfer we have that peace of mind.”

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