SOURCE: Ipswitch, Inc.

July 19, 2005 09:00 ET

Ipswitch, Inc. Further Expands Distribution in Asia Pacific

New Partnerships in Hong Kong and Taiwan Provide Leading Software Solutions to More Small to Medium Businesses in Growing Asian Markets

LEXINGTON, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 19, 2005 -- Ipswitch, Inc., the leading developer of network management, messaging and file transfer solutions for small to medium businesses, today announced further expansion of the company's channel partner program in Asia Pacific via partnerships with Asiasoft Hong Kong Ltd. of Hong Kong and Zero One Technology Co., Ltd. of Taipei, Taiwan.

The appointment of two new distributors allows Ipswitch to expand the availability of its award-winning solutions and positions both Ipswitch and its new partners to take advantage of the growing need for Ipswitch technology in the region. The search for high-quality, low-overhead solutions specifically tailored for the thousands of new small and medium companies has intensified as Asia's growth has accelerated. In contrast to enterprise companies' force-fit technology targeted at SMBs, Ipswitch's solutions for network management, messaging and collaboration and data management deliver the right combination of features and administrative productivity.

Asiasoft Hong Kong Limited, a leading value-added distributor, is known for its high-level pre-sales technical support and effective account management in conjunction with cutting-edge technologies in systems, networking and security, and development. This partnership increases Ipswitch's channel distribution in Hong Kong.

Zero One Technology Limited, also a value-added distributor, provides network connectivity solutions for essential business applications. The firm has OEM/ODM partnerships with several leading companies worldwide to enhance R&D and technology innovations.

"We're excited to be partnering with Asiasoft and Zero One to bring Ipswitch's growth in Hong Kong and Taiwan to a completely new level," said Alex Neihaus, vice president of marketing for Ipswitch. "We have appointed two distributors well known for their ability to deliver advanced technology and for providing excellent support and service."

"We constantly try to improve and grow our international distribution structure," said Tony Luzza, director of worldwide channel sales for Ipswitch. "We are pleased that our program was able to attract distributors with the capabilities Asiasoft and Zero One bring to their customers."

Both Asiasoft and Zero One will distribute Ipswitch's full product line, as well as service agreements and software licenses. Ipswitch products are distributed in over 50 countries worldwide.

About Ipswitch, Inc.

Ipswitch develops and markets software that works for small and medium businesses worldwide. More than 100 million people use Ipswitch software every day to collaborate via Ipswitch Collaboration Suite, monitor their networks with Ipswitch WhatsUp®, and transfer files over the Internet using the market-leading Ipswitch WS_FTP® Professional client and Ipswitch WS_FTP Server. To view the Ipswitch blog, visit http://blogs.ipswitch.com. Ipswitch values community involvement, visit http://icare.ipswitch.com to find out how to become involved. For product and sales information, write to info@ipswitch.com or visit http://www.ipswitch.com.

WS_FTP and WhatsUp are registered trademarks of Ipswitch, Inc. All other product names are property of their respective owners.

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