SOURCE: Ipswitch, Inc.

July 12, 2005 09:00 ET

Ipswitch, Inc. to Offer Suite of Its Market-Leading Collaboration, Network Management and File Transfer Solutions

Ipswitch Small Business Suite Meets Technology Needs of Small and Medium Businesses

LEXINGTON, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 12, 2005 -- Ipswitch, Inc., the leading developer of network management, messaging and file transfer solutions for small and medium businesses (SMBs), today announced the Ipswitch Small Business Suite. Ipswitch Small Business Suite delivers comprehensive messaging and collaboration, network management and data management functionality tuned to the needs of SMBs in one easy-to-buy offering. The offering includes Ipswitch Collaboration Suite (ICS) Premium Edition, Ipswitch WhatsUp® Professional 2005, and Ipswitch WS_FTP® Professional 2006 and WS_FTP Server with Service Agreement.

"Given the worldwide success of Ipswitch's products individually, we felt it was the next logical step to bundle the offerings to create a complete solution," said Brian Landrigan, VP of Sales at Ipswitch. "We feel that offering all three of our signature products in one suite accomplishes two important things. First, it allows SMBs to acquire a range of important business solutions conveniently. Second, Ipswitch Small Business Suite contains technology famous for 'just working' in tens of thousands of customer installations worldwide. By offering these systems together, customers can benefit from integrating them sooner and achieve even higher return-on-investment."

Ipswitch Collaboration Suite (ICS) delivers the communication and collaboration functions that small and mid-sized businesses need, securely and effectively. ICS includes Ipswitch's award-winning IMail Server, secure Ipswitch Instant Messaging, and Outlook-compatible shared calendars and contact lists for up to 100 users.

Ipswitch Small Business Suite includes the Premium edition of ICS, which offers comprehensive protection from e-mail-borne viruses and spam, powered by leading vendors Symantec and Mail-Filters. Symantec's carrier-grade ScanEngine technology is seamlessly integrated with ICS's e-mail services to catch inbound and outbound threats. ICS Premium Anti-Spam combines the power of human and machine intelligences to catch spam and virtually eliminate false positives, all with a single click.

Smaller businesses are no less dependent on their business networks than their larger cousins, and Ipswitch WhatsUp Professional delivers a comprehensive network monitoring solution that is easy to implement, requires little to no ongoing administrative effort and provides deep network monitoring and visualization capabilities. WhatsUp automatically discovers the network, monitors devices and services, and alerts administrators at the first sign of network trouble. WhatsUp Professional will not overburden administrators with needless complexity and high administrative costs for installation and ongoing support.

Ipswitch Small Business Suite also includes best-of-breed data management capabilities with WS_FTP Server and WS_FTP Professional 2006. With its new, market-leading Advanced Encryption Standard 256-bit ciphers, integrated OpenPGP public key/private key encryption, extensive protocol support, and superior customization options, WS_FTP Professional 2006 defines standards-based secure data management. Over 40 million people worldwide rely on WS_FTP for moving data across locations and platforms, simply and securely. WS_FTP Server, in combination with WS_FTP Professional 2006 delivers high-performance, standards-based data movement and management capabilities. With its built-in Notification Engine, WS_FTP Server can assist in the automation of workflow inside the company based on the movement, arrival or disbursement of data throughout the company.


Ipswitch Small Business Suite is available in the U.S. and Canada from resellers purchasing through Tech Data, Tech Data Canada and Ingram Micro only. Until September 30, 2005, Ipswitch Small Business Suite will be available at the introductory price (suggested retail) of $3,995.

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 recently created Ipswitch blog, visit Ipswitch values community involvement; visit to find out how to become involved. For product and sales information, write to or visit

WS_FTP and WhatsUp are registered trademarks of Ipswitch, Inc.

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