SOURCE: Ipswitch, Inc.

January 28, 2008 10:28 ET

Ipswitch, Inc. Announces Record Results for 2007

Strong Revenue Growth an Endorsement of the Business Value Ipswitch Delivers to Customers

LEXINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - January 28, 2008) - Ipswitch, Inc., a developer of network management, messaging, and secure and managed file transfer solutions, today announced that revenue increased by 12% in 2007, to the highest level in its 16-year history. The increase is attributed to a 26% growth rate for WhatsUp® Gold, the company's flagship network management product, new versions of WS_FTP Pro and WS_FTP Server, the world's most popular FTP solution and renewed interest in IMail Server, Ipswitch's messaging solution.

Demand for Ipswitch products have been strong throughout the world with partner COMPUTERLINKS experiencing a 30% growth in sales of Ipswitch products in the UK alone. WhatsUp Gold continues to gain high marks. Recently WhatsUp Gold was awarded Redmond Magazine's Editor's Choice for 2008 in the Works-Right-Out-of-the-Box category. The award was based on criteria developed by Redmond Magazine editors who assessed products that make it easy for IT administrators to streamline their operations to save money and time.

2007 Highlights

In November, Ipswitch announced WhatsUp® Gold Distributed Edition. The new version offers businesses an easy-to-use, easy-to-deploy, centralized network management solution for organizations of up to 1,000 employees with geographically dispersed operations and limited IT staff.

Ipswitch WS_FTP Server 6 and Ipswitch WS_FTP Server 6 with SSH were launched in June. The enhanced and expanded WS_FTP Servers deliver strong security, auditing, high-availability and remote administration capabilities, all of which are vital to organizations seeking to protect data, audit file transfers and automate file transfer processes.

Ipswitch released IMail Server 2006.2 in April, continuing its history of software products that are easy to use, require little or no IT administration and deliver a clear and rapid return on investment. The importance of a secure email server was highlighted a few months later when Ipswitch's popular Spamometer revealed that 95% of all email is spam, the highest rate ever. This figure was 93% the previous quarter and 70% for the same period in 2006.

In October, the company announced a philanthropic milestone of one million dollars in cumulative giving since Ipswitch was founded. Ipswitch's international community-based initiatives include collaboration with COMPUTERLINKS in the UK to support Save the Children UK, CARE in Ecuador to support the Youth for Life Program, Infinigate Deutschland GmbH in Germany to support Plan International, IPvista in France to support L'enfant Bleu-Enfance Maltraite and Cradle to Crayons in the U.S.

"We have always strived to deliver reliable products that are easy to install, manage and use," said Ipswitch CEO, Roger Greene. "Ipswitch is in a good position to extend our reach beyond our base of millions of users to include new customers who need reliability, availability and performance and want to align information technology solutions with their business priorities."

About Ipswitch Products

Network and Application Management

Ipswitch's WhatsUp Gold network management products enable organizations of all sizes to maximize network and application availability and performance. WhatsUp Gold Premium Edition and WhatsUp Gold Standard Edition provide around the clock monitoring of applications, servers, devices, services and network resources.

File Transfer

Ipswitch WS_FTP Professional, WS_FTP Server and WS_FTP Secure Software Development Kit (SDK), the world's most popular FTP products with over 40 million users, are designed to manage data and transfer files securely, whether inside an organization or around the globe.

Messaging & Collaboration

Ipswitch IMail Server delivers crucial communication and collaboration tools without the high acquisition and ongoing administrative costs of systems designed for large enterprises. IMail Server provides solid, scalable, standards-based email service with Web-based access and administration.

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, write to info@ipswitch.com or visit http://www.ipswitch.com. Ipswitch values community involvement; visit http://icare.ipswitch.com to find out how to become involved. Visit www.ipswitch.com for more information on the company.

Ipswitch, 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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