SOURCE: Ipswitch, Inc.

March 13, 2007 10:37 ET

Ipswitch, Inc. Announces Worldwide Availability of IMail™ Server 2006.2

New Release of IMail Product Family Provides Businesses of All Sizes With Enterprise-Level Anti-Spam and Additional Anti-Virus Protection From BitDefender to Deliver Reduced IT Support Requirements

LEXINGTON, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 13, 2007 -- Ipswitch, Inc., a leading developer of network management, messaging and file transfer solutions, today announced the worldwide availability of Ipswitch IMail Server 2006.2. The latest release of Ipswitch's line of messaging and collaboration products, IMail Server 2006.2 continues the Ipswitch tradition of building software products that are easy to use, require little or no IT administration, and that deliver a clear and rapid return on investment (ROI).

"Many organizations, regardless of size, can't afford the overhead and support issues that accompany a product like Microsoft Exchange," said Kevin Gillis, director of product management at Ipswitch. "That's why our IMail family of products has been the leading alternative to Exchange for more than a decade, with more than 60 million people around the world relying on Ipswitch for their email everyday."

Based on feedback and requests from customers and partners, IMail Server 2006.2 offers a simpler and more flexible messaging product family that includes: IMail Server Standard, IMail Server Plus and IMail Server Premium. With this updated product family, Ipswitch now delivers the collaboration and shared outlook folders functionality (formerly included in the Ipswitch Collaboration Suite (ICS) products) in IMail Server Premium. In addition, to further meet customers' needs for integrated anti-virus protection, anti-virus is now available from two leading security vendors, Symantec and now BitDefender.

The enhanced IMail Server 2006.2 product family now includes:

--  IMail Server Standard - provides solid, scalable, standards-based
    email service that's compatible with almost any email client, including
    Microsoft Outlook.  IMail sets a new standard for ease of use and
    administration with access via any web browser,
--  IMail Server Plus - offers all the functionality of IMail Server
    Standard, with the added protection of built-in state-of-the-art anti-spam
--  IMail Server Premium - includes everything in Plus, and incorporates a
    complete messaging and collaboration suite that includes integrated email,
    calendaring and instant messaging.

All IMail Server 2006.2 products are available with fully integrated anti-virus technology from two leading security vendors, Symantec and BitDefender.

IMail Server 2006.2 delivers customer-minded product enhancements including:

--  New BitDefender anti-virus solution
--  Web messaging performance up to 50% faster
--  Web messaging for Safari browsers
--  RFC 1870 for managing and controlling maximum message size
--  Support for Microsoft Windows 2003 64-bit edition
"IMail is an intuitive product, enabling technology that doesn't complicate our IT environment. I just upgraded to 2006 and was impressed once again," said Ipswitch customer Nick Baggarly, expedition leader, Drive Around The World. "Version after version this product somehow remembers all my settings and gets us to the next version, with new features, quickly and seamlessly. The new anti-spam features are absolutely wonderful. Even our users are sending messages of thanks, reporting time they can reclaim from deleting hundreds of spam messages each day."

Pricing and availability

IMail Server 2006.2 is competitively priced at $695 for 25 users which includes a one-year service agreement and product updates for one year. It is available for immediate download from Ipswitch's Web site at

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 IMailTM 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 is a trademark of Ipswitch, Inc. All other product names are property of their respective owners.

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