SOURCE: Ipswitch, Inc.

January 14, 2008 09:00 ET

Ipswitch Named Excellence Award Finalist in 2008 SC Magazine Awards Program

Ipswitch Recognized for Security Strength of Its WS_FTP Server With SSH and WS_FTP Professional File Transfer Solutions

LEXINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - January 14, 2008) - Ipswitch, Inc., a leading developer of network monitoring, messaging and secure file transfer solutions, today announced that it has been named a finalist in the annual SC Magazine Awards program for outstanding achievement in information-technology (IT) security. Its WS_FTP secure file transfer platform was named a finalist in the Excellence Award Best Small to Medium Enterprise Security Solution category.

IT security vendor companies nominate their solutions for consideration in SC Magazine's Awards program and entries are judged by a panel of 18 leading chief security officers from major corporations and large public sector organizations.

"SC Magazine's distinguished panel of award judges has recognized Ipswitch's leadership and contributions to the world of IT security," said SC Magazine Editor-in-Chief Illena Armstrong. "Our judges have recognized the key players in the mission to safeguard businesses, their customers and the critical data stored throughout North America."

"As a complete, end-to-end client-server solution, Ipswitch's WS_FTP file transfer platform delivers robust, industry-leading security with features such as 256-bit AES transport encryption, SSL and SSH protocol support and SHA-512 file integrity," said Gary Shottes, president of the Ipswitch file transfer division. "We are pleased to be recognized by SC Magazine for our leadership and ahead-of-the-curve technology."

The annual SC Magazine Awards have recognized security's key contributors and outstanding products for more than a decade. As the industry's preeminent award program, individuals, brands and products shortlisted address not only the challenges prominent today, but also the emerging threat landscape of tomorrow.

Winners will be announced at an exclusive awards event to be held in San Francisco on April 8, 2008.

About SC Magazine

SC Magazine provides IT security professionals with in-depth and unbiased information through timely news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought leaders and the best, most extensive collection of product reviews in the business. By offering a consolidated view of IT security through independent product tests and well-researched editorial content that provides the contextual backdrop for how these IT security tools will address larger demands put on businesses today, SC Magazine enables IT security pros to make the right security decisions for their companies. The brand's portfolio includes the SC Magazine Awards, SC Directory, SC Magazine Newswire and SC Magazine IT Security Executives Forums.

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 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, Ipswitch and the Ipswitch wordmark are trademarks of Ipswitch, Inc. All other product and company names are property of their respective owners.

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