SOURCE: Ipswitch, Inc.

October 22, 2007 09:00 ET

Ipswitch, Inc. Joins Forces With asknet to Provide Full-Featured Global e-Commerce Ordering and Delivery Capabilities

Partnership Will Provide Customers With a High Degree of Shopping Cart and Email Flexibility and Will Deliver a High Level of Performance From Initial Inquiry to Order and Delivery

LEXINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - October 22, 2007) - Ipswitch, Inc., a leading developer of network monitoring, messaging and managed file transfer solutions, today announced that it has signed a global e-commerce partnership with asknet AG, a global electronic software distribution supplier, to provide Ipswitch with full-featured e-commerce capabilities that will provide better information and clearer, localized options to Ipswitch customers.

The global partnership brings together Ipswitch's proven track record of delivering network monitoring, file transfer and messaging software products via e-commerce techniques with asknet's superior domain and distribution expertise. Together, Ipswitch and asknet will deliver highly localized, streamlined e-commerce processes that are easy for customers to use and highly manageable for partners to deploy, allowing Ipswitch and its partners to improve the order and delivery process.

"In our effort to provide the highest quality e-commerce solutions to our partners and end user customers, we believe the global partnership with asknet will enhance our ability to integrate and automate all aspects of our e-commerce solution," said Gary Shottes, vice president of sales, Ipswitch. "asknet's experience providing strategic value along with a strong global market presence will help us drive higher levels of performance and customer satisfaction."

"asknet is pleased to be working with Ipswitch to develop and deploy a range of new and innovative performance-based solutions specifically designed for the software industry," said Bob Lamvik, President, asknet Inc. "Together, Ipswitch and asknet will offer the market a highly scalable, automated approach for streamlining e-commerce operations and standardizing best practices to reduce costs and increase margins."

About asknet

asknet is a leading global provider of outsourcing solutions for the distribution of software via the Internet (electronic software distribution). The technology developed by asknet is fully scaleable and offers software publishers the highest possible degree of flexibility in the implementation of e-commerce solutions. asknet handles all purchase processing activities from product selection and payment processing to software delivery via download or data media. As a public company, asknet provides multilingual customer service and online marketing services on behalf of software publishers globally, and generated sales of 58.5 million dollars in 2006.

About Ipswitch, Inc.

Ipswitch develops and markets innovative IT software that is easy to learn and use. More than 100 million people worldwide use Ipswitch software to monitor their networks with Ipswitch WhatsUp®, transfer files over the Internet using the market leading Ipswitch WS_FTP® Professional client and Ipswitch WS_FTP Server with SSH and communicate via Ipswitch Imail™ Server. To view the Daily Network Monitor blog, visit For product and sales information, visit Ipswitch values community involvement; visit to find out how to become involved.

WS_FTP and WhatsUp are registered trademarks of Ipswitch, Inc. IMail Server is a trademark of Ipswitch, Inc. All other product names are property of their respective owners.

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