SOURCE: Ipswitch


June 15, 2010 09:00 ET

Ipswitch Acquires MessageWay Solutions -- Joining Together Industry Leader and Industry Visionary

Advanced Analytics, Electronic Data Interchange and High-Performance Data Translation Strengthen Ipswitch's Managed File Transfer Solutions

LEXINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - June 15, 2010) -  Ipswitch, Inc., an innovator of secure, managed file transfer solutions, today announced the strategic acquisition of MessageWay Solutions, Inc., a provider of managed file transfer and business integration solutions. The combination of these two market leaders creates the industry's most powerful and complete suite of managed file transfer (MFT) solutions.

This acquisition enables Ipswitch to offer greater visibility, management and enforcement over high-value, sensitive information. With the addition of MessageWay to the solution portfolio, Ipswitch now provides integration of advanced analytics, multiplatform support, enterprise-wide monitoring, interoperability, and high-performance data translation and transformation for EDI, ERP and a variety of other message formats.

"Our customers count on us to bring them new, innovative ways to manage, secure, enforce policies and provide visibility into all their file and data interactions," said Gary Shottes, president of Ipswitch. "The integration of MessageWay's products and services into our existing portfolio gives our combined customers the broadest choice of managed file transfer solutions with robust, highly scalable advanced file services on the market."

MessageWay, consistently positioned as "Visionary" in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Managed File Transfer, has a strong reputation for developing innovative technologies used by well-known organizations, including The Travel Channel, Barclays Bank, the State of Michigan and the United States Postal Service. In addition to its managed file transfer and business integration solutions, MessageWay brings an experienced, professional services team to Ipswitch -- specializing in EDI and MFT implementations.

Ipswitch addresses a wide range of file transfer requirements -- including high-volume transmissions, tight delivery windows and constantly changing compliance mandates. Its expanded managed file transfer portfolio helps customers:

  • Manage all file transfer activities, internally and externally
  • Create, centrally manage and enforce file transfer and security policies
  • Transfer files quickly and securely through Microsoft Outlook or any Web browser
  • Archive and retrieve all files and messages for discovery and compliance
  • Monitor operations proactively to detect threats to service level agreements
  • Translate high-volume, highly complex files easily in a single pass
  • Enhance interoperability by scheduling and executing applications on the network
  • Migrate EDI systems and consolidate FTP systems

"It's really exciting to bring together an industry pioneer and an industry visionary," said Greg Faubert, president of MessageWay. "The complementary products of these two companies create significant value for customers that are seeking a single global provider for MFT. Both companies share a passion for providing high value technology without the complexity of implementation struggles. This merger is a big step forward in the evolution of the MFT industry."

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About Ipswitch File Transfer
Ipswitch File Transfer is a global technology provider that builds solutions to securely move your valuable data. We enable companies and people to better manage their data interactions when visibility, management and enforcement matter. Our managed file transfer solutions deliver the control necessary to enable governance and compliance for our millions of global users -- including the majority of Fortune 1000 enterprises and government agencies. These organizations trust Ipswitch File Transfer solutions to secure, manage, automate and streamline their critical and highly sensitive file transfers and data workflows. Learn more at or contact us at, or on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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