SOURCE: Ipswitch, Inc.

May 29, 2007 09:00 ET

Ipswitch Increases Its Commitment and Investment in Global Expansion

Signs Leading Danish, Spanish and Belgium Distributors IT2 Trust, Ajoomal and Logix Belux

LEXINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - May 29, 2007) - Ipswitch, Inc., a leading developer of network monitoring, messaging and secure managed file transfer solutions, today announced it has entered into three new distribution agreements that will enable the company to extend its global reach and promote its products broadly in Scandinavia, Iberia and Belgium.

Ipswitch has added specialist security and networking distributor, Denmark-based IT2Trust for product distribution in Scandinavia. Ajoomal of Iberia has been recruited to distribute Ipswitch products in Spain and Portugal and Logix Belux has been added to cover Belgium. Each of the distributors will be stocking Ipswitch's entire product suite consisting of WhatsUp, a network monitoring solution, WS_FTP, secure data management solution, and Ipswitch's scalable messaging solution, IMail.

Through these partnerships Ipswitch products will be complementary to other strongly recognized in-country and international brands. For example, some of the most popular security and networking solutions in the Danish market today, such as Checkpoint, Clearswift, Aladdin and Sophos, are a part of IT2Trust's specialised portfolio. In Belgium, Logix will be adding the Ipswitch product line alongside its other impressive vendor portfolio products from Enterasys, IBM and Novell. Additionally, Ipswitch already boasts many blue-chip customers in Iberia such as Nokia Networks, Colt Telecom España and El Pais.

Ipswitch's proven software products will enable each distributor to bring easy to use and easy to deploy software to market very quickly in their respective markets. When network administrators need essential network information quickly, Ipswitch offers a robust solution. WS_FTP has a long-standing reputation as the best file transfer program on the market today and Ipswitch IMail Server and Ipswitch Collaboration Suite (ICS) round out the offering. Each reseller will be organizing Ipswitch-specific marketing campaigns and programs in their respective markets to ensure that the market will be penetrated quickly.

"Based on our strong business growth in 2006, the strength of our industry partnerships throughout the world, and the reception we've had to our products in Europe, we feel the time is right to continue the momentum and further expand our reach into Scandinavia," said Ipswitch Sales Director of Northern Europe, Chris Greaves. "We recognize the importance of this region to our business and to the market and we are keen to build our presence in this part of the world. Recruiting IT2Trust will enable us to realize our goal in a short period of time."

"The Ipswitch brand is already highly respected in Iberia, and with additional outreach into Belgium we will have strong brand coverage throughout Europe," explained Ipswitch Sales Director of Southern Europe, Mike Silva. "Ajoomal and Logix Belux are the obvious choices for us to join forces with as we push out product throughout the region. We look forward to long and successful relationships with both these impressive companies."

About IT2Trust

IT2Trust A/S is a specialized Value Add-Distributor of IT-security and networking software with headquarters in Brøndby/Denmark. The company was founded in November 2005 and is in significant growth -- just like the market for the solutions it offers. IT2Trust focuses on quality, knowledge and quick adjustment according to market conditions. Its vendor selection consists of some of the most recognized manufacturers within IT Security and Networking -- CA, Aladdin, Check Point, Clearswift, DigitalPersona, Ipswitch, Learnkey, LicenseWatch, SafeBoot, Siscon and Sophos.

About Ajoomal

Ajoomal Associates, sl is a distribution company founded in 1933 to serve the Spanish market. Ajoomal focuses on providing internet security, utility and infrastructure products throughout Iberia.

About Logix Belux

Founded in 1998, LOGIX BELUX is a subsidiary of LOGIX Group and is a leading e-business infrastructure solutions and services provider for IT professionals. LOGIX BELUX provides companies with a full range of infrastructure stacks (middleware, servers, storage, network and security) based on leading-edge partnerships in combination with innovative services through a network of value-added resellers, systems integrators, ISVs and consultants.

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, visit http://www.ipswitch.com. Ipswitch values community involvement; visit http://icare.ipswitch.com 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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