SOURCE: Ipswitch, Inc.

November 05, 2007 10:33 ET

Ipswitch, Inc. Supports Boston Homeless Initiative With $150,000 Donation

Company Is Presenting Sponsor for November Benefit Concert "Give US Your Poor"; Natalie Merchant, Mario Frangoulis and Mighty Sam McClain Headline Benefit Concert

LEXINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - November 5, 2007) - Ipswitch, Inc., a leading developer of network monitoring, messaging and secure managed file transfer solutions, announced today it is a presenting sponsor of the "Give US Your Poor" benefit concert on Friday, November 16, as a partner in the "Boston Helps the Homeless" citywide initiative. The Boston project, which includes highlights such as a celebrity benefit concert and a multi-location day of service, is part of a nationwide initiative being undertaken to mark the 20th annual of Fannie Mae Foundation Help the Homeless Walkathon. The City of Boston is one of eight cities producing same-day events across the country to raise awareness, prevent and end homelessness.

"Homelessness is one of the major challenges facing this nation," said Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino. "Boston Helps the Homeless is our way of affecting change at a local level. I want to thank Ipswitch and all of our partners for helping us produce this exciting weekend of events."

"Increasing awareness about homelessness and combating it locally is a major challenge," said Roger Greene, Ipswitch's CEO. "Ipswitch is proud to partner with the City of Boston to present the 'Give US Your Poor' benefit concert. Giving back to the local community where we do business is something we believe makes us a stronger company. It is an important part of our culture and values. Ipswitch contributes money, time, software, expertise and equipment to benefit the communities around us."

The two-day event opens with the "Give US Your Poor" benefit concert presented by Ipswitch, with singer/songwriter Natalie Merchant, on Friday, November 16 at the Strand Theater in Dorchester. Renowned Greek tenor Mario Frangoulis, and blues/soul singer Mighty Sam McClain will also headline the concert. Additionally, formally homeless musicians will perform there. All proceeds (100%) will go to local organizations that serve the homeless. To purchase tickets, please visit http://www.giveusyourpoor.org/events/concert.php.

"Give US Your Poor" is a non-profit organization based at UMass Boston's McCormack Graduate School. The concert reunites many artists who collaborated on the CD that was released by Appleseed Recordings earlier this year. In addition to the artists performing at the Strand, the CD also featured artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, and other individuals and organizations that care deeply about people affected by homelessness.

Ipswitch has a long history of philanthropy and recently announced that it has achieved a milestone of one million dollars in cumulative giving since the company was founded nearly 16 years ago. The milestone coincided 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. Additionally, over the years Ipswitch has been honored for its philanthropy work -- including being awarded the New England TechCitizenship Award and a CyberCitzen of the Year by Mass High Tech.

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® Gold, securely transfer files 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.

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