SOURCE: Ipswitch, Inc.

January 08, 2007 09:57 ET

Ipswitch's IMail Server Secure Selected by Rackspace Managed Hosting for Expanded Managed Email Service

Ipswitch Enables Leading Managed Hosting Provider to Offer Expanded Services on a Monthly Basis

LEXINGTON, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 8, 2007 -- Ipswitch, Inc., a leading developer of network management, messaging and file transfer solutions, today announced that Rackspace Managed Hosting™ has selected Ipswitch's IMail™ Server Secure as the basis for expanding their managed email server offering, which will now include anti-spam and anti-virus. Rackspace began offering managed IMail services in 2004, upgrading its offer to include the new security capabilities in Ipswitch's IMail Server Secure, which gives Rackspace customers the power to virtually eliminate spam and false positives (legitimate email messages mistakenly marked as spam) and operate email in a safe and secure manner, preventing issues that can cripple a business with few dedicated IT resources.

"We needed to offer IMail to our customers in a way that was conducive to how we run our business," said Alberto Sandoval, product manager, Rackspace Managed Hosting. "Ipswitch worked with us to design a business model where we can offer our customers dedicated email servers on a monthly basis, complete with all of the most important security features. Coupled with an easy-install and flexible license model, we have been able to deliver a feature-rich dedicated mail server that is attractively priced for our customers."

"We started the Rackspace program as a pilot in 2004, with the idea that it was time to develop a business model that enabled Rackspace to offer IMail to their customers in a way that fit their business model," said Patrick Loring, director of business development at Ipswitch. "The Rackspace installation has met and in many cases, exceeded our expectations. As a result of this success, we can offer IMail to customers through Rackspace that we wouldn't normally reach -- companies that don't have the resources to host their own email server, but still need a flexible, dedicated and robust email solution."

About Rackspace Managed Hosting

A recognized leader in the global managed hosting market, Rackspace Managed Hosting delivers enterprise-level managed services to businesses of all sizes. Serving more than 10,000 customers across seven data centers worldwide, Rackspace integrates the industry's best technologies for each customer need and delivers it as a service via the company's award-winning Fanatical Support™. Through trusted relationships, Rackspace serves as an extension of its customers' IT departments, enabling them to focus on their core business. Since its inception in 1998, Rackspace has grown more than 50 percent a year. For more information, please visit, or call 800-961-2888.

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

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