SOURCE: Ipswitch

March 27, 2008 11:09 ET

Ipswitch Certified by Everything Channel's VARBusiness as a Silver 5-Star Winner in Its 2008 Partner Program Guide

Company Hailed by Leading Technology Publication for the Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold Partner Program

LEXINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - March 27, 2008) - Ipswitch, Inc.'s Network Management division, the leading developer of network management software, announced today that it has been recognized by Everything Channel's VARBusiness as one of North America's top information-technology (IT) vendors for its WhatsUp Gold® Partner Program.

Ipswitch was certified as a Silver 5-Star Winner in VARBusinesses' 2008 Partner Program Guide (PPG), a guide that acknowledges the commitment and strength of a vendor's partner programs for its Channel resellers, IT integrators, and technology consultants.

The WhatsUp Gold Partner Program supports the scalable and comprehensive WhatsUp Gold product family. With WhatsUp Gold Standard, Premium, Distributed and MSP Editions, network professionals can be assured that as their networks grow in complexity, the WhatsUp Gold product family will provide a seamless and transparent migration path to support their needs at the lowest possible TCO, right out-of-the-box. With its partner program, Ipswitch partners are able to forge stronger relationships with end users and ensure that they derive maximum value from their Ipswitch deployment.

Of the hundreds of vendor program entries reviewed for this, the 14th annual VARBusiness Partner Program Guide, Ipswitch was one of only ten Silver 5-Star Winners in the Partner Recruitment category.

"The quality of a vendor's partner program reflects the true commitment they have to the thriving Solution Provider Channel, and this year's five-star partner program guide winners are the cream of the crop of Channel-friendly vendors," said Robert C. DeMarzo, senior vice president and editorial director, Everything Channel.

"We worked hard to design a partner program that would deliver real value to resellers and are excited that our innovative program has been recognized by such an insightful award," said Ennio Carboni, VP of network management sales for Ipswitch. "We plan to further accelerate our global growth through our channel efforts so organizations of all sizes in every corner of the globe will be able to realize the benefits of intelligent network management with WhatsUp Gold."

With its recent channel success, Ipswitch now has distributors for its leading software products in 50 countries and resellers in more than 120 countries. Moving forward, Ipswitch plans to continue its commitment to the channel by adding more distributors and resellers worldwide.

The guide appears in the March issue of VARBusiness and can be found online at www.channelweb.com.

About Ipswitch Network Management

Ipswitch's WhatsUp Gold network management scalable and comprehensive product family including WhatsUp Gold Standard, Premium, Distributed and MSP Editions, enables organizations of all sizes to maximize network and application availability and performance. WhatsUp Gold Premium Edition provides around-the-clock monitoring of applications, servers, devices, services and network resources. WhatsUp Gold Distributed Edition provides distributed enterprises with a flexible solution that enables reliable management of complex, disparate client network environments. WhatsUp Gold MSP Edition provides a complete solution for Managed Service Providers to monitor any number of customer networks from a single central site. Visit www.whatsupgold.com for more information.

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. Ipswitch values community involvement; visit http://icare.ipswitch.com to find out how to become involved.

About VARBusiness

For the past 20 years, VARBusiness' strategic resources have been the gateway to the commercial and public sector (or government) Solution Provider community. The VARBusiness integrated platform of media opportunities provides strategic insight for technology integrators through industry-defining research, in-depth editorial, channel events and innovative Web services, enabling these IT professionals to make educated decisions for their businesses, partnerships and customers. VARBusiness offerings lead vendors and distributors to unprecedented access to the most powerful strategic Solution Providers in the market. VARBusiness has been the recipient of numerous industry awards for both editorial content and design.

About Everything Channel (www.everythingchannel.com, www.channelweb.com)

Everything Channel is the global leader in Channel execution and serves as the one stop shop for Solution Providers and the hardware and software suppliers that engage with the indirect sales Channel, which drives 75 percent of all technology sales throughout the world. Solution Providers turn to Everything Channel for product information, business guidance, market intelligence and management tools. IT suppliers use Everything Channel to gain access to and influence the Solution Provider audience, develop strategy, obtain market intelligence and execute sales, recruitment and Channel enablement objectives. Everything Channel provides for the wide range of business needs for both Solution Providers and IT suppliers to run their business.

Everything Channel is the number one source for the Channel market, helping businesses run more profitably and effectively. Through use of its portfolio of channel solutions which include the ChannelWeb online network, magazines (CRN and VARBusiness), events (XChange and Vision), workflow tools (MTC and eXalt), tele-recruiting, sales support, marketing services, research and education (IPED), technology sellers are able to rapidly accelerate sales. Everything Channel provides the answer to strategy and branding, online marketing, market intelligence, lead generation, branded and custom events, education and workflow tools targeted to those who buy and sell through the Channel.

About CMP

CMP (http://www.cmp.com/) is a media and marketing solutions company serving the technology industry. With the leading online, event and print brands in all technology market categories, and with services and tools that reach beyond traditional advertising, CMP shapes and influences the technology industry worldwide. CMP publishes highly respected media brands such as TechWeb, InformationWeek, ChannelWeb, CRN, EE Times and TechOnline; produces major industry events such as Interop, Web 2.0 Expo, XChange, Game Developers Conference and the Embedded Systems Conferences; and provides business information and marketing services such as the International Customer Management Institute, Semiconductor Insights and Second Life consulting for technology marketers. CMP is a subsidiary of United Business Media (http://www.unitedbusinessmedia.com/), a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $3 billion. For more CMP news, go to cmp.com/news.

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

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