SOURCE: Ipswitch, Inc.

October 04, 2007 09:00 ET

Ipswitch, Inc. Reaches One Million Dollar Mark in Corporate Giving

Company Named One of Top Charitable Contributors in Massachusetts for Second Year in a Row

LEXINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - October 4, 2007) - Ipswitch, Inc., a leading developer of network monitoring, messaging and secure managed file transfer solutions, announced today that it has achieved a corporate philanthropic milestone by reaching one million dollars in giving since the company was founded nearly 16 years ago. The milestone coincides with the Boston Business Journal's recently announced research on the state of giving and philanthropy in Massachusetts with Ipswitch being named as one of the commonwealth's top charitable contributors for 2006.

"It is an honor to be recognized for the consistent, collective efforts of our employees and our company," said Roger Greene, CEO, Ipswitch. "Giving back to the global community where we do business is something I've always believed in and it is a core principle in our corporate culture. Ipswitch has consistently given of our time, expertise, funds and equipment so we can positively invest in the community around us."

Innovation in Corporate Philanthropy Programs

Michelle Hayes, director of human resources, explained the company's giving strategy which focuses on active employee participation, product donations and cash donations based on a budget of 5% a year of the company's profits. "Our community investment is aimed at nurturing a sense of community among our customers, employees, business partners and geographical stakeholders where we encourage people to be concerned about one another and to leverage existing community resources."

Ipswitch supports the fight against childhood poverty and last year's Walk Against Childhood Poverty raised $75,000 for non-profit organizations working to end childhood poverty.

Ipswitch's international community-based initiatives include collaboration with CARE in Ecuador to support the Youth for Life Program (PDF). Initiatives also included collaborations with Unipalm in the UK to support Save the Children UK, with Infinigate Deutschland GmbH in Germany to support Plan International, and with IPvista in France to support L'enfant Bleu-Enfance Maltraite.

Ipswitch is also committed to the following programs designed to nurture and support the unique passion and interests of its employees:

--  Ipswitch matches employees dollar for dollar whenever they make a
    donation to charity. When an employee is directly involved in a wide range
    of community activities; including community and family oriented events,
    walk-a-thons, bike rides, golf outings, etc., Ipswitch donates $250 towards
    the event.
--  Ipswitch makes a $500 donation to a child welfare organization of the
    employee's choice when an employee becomes a parent through birth or
    adoption.
--  Upon every employee's first, third, sixth, and ninth anniversary with
    the company, Ipswitch makes a donation to the employee's community
    organization of choice.
    

Philanthropy is Core to Ipswitch's Culture

Community involvement is an integral part of Ipswitch's culture and values. At the heart of its commitment is the recognition that the vitality of the company is linked to the health of its communities. "Ipswitch believes that our communities cannot flourish unless we invest in their future," Hayes continued. "The Ipswitch mission statement includes the objectives to be socially responsible through philanthropy, community service and the ways the company operates."

The Boston Business Journal's corporate giving award was presented to Roger Greene for a second year in a row at the Corporate Philanthropy Summit on September 6, 2007. Additionally, over the years Ipswitch has been honored countless times for its philanthropy work -- including being awarded the New England TechCitizenship Award and the CyberCitzen of the Year by Mass High Tech. For more information on Ipswitch corporate giving and it philanthropy, please visit http://icare.ipswitch.com.

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 and communicate via Ipswitch Imail™ Server. To view the Daily Network Monitor blog, visit http://www.dailynetworkmonitor.com. For product and sales information, visit http://www.ipswitch.com. Ipswitch values community involvement; visit http://icare.ipswitch.com 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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