SOURCE: Ipswitch, Inc.

December 04, 2006 09:00 ET

SYNNEX Corporation and Ipswitch, Inc. Establish Distribution Partnership for the U.S. and Canada

Partnership Will Support Ipswitch's Network Monitoring, Messaging and Managed File Transfer Solutions Through SYNNEX' Technology Solutions Division (TSD)

LEXINGTON, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 4, 2006 -- Ipswitch, a leading developer of network monitoring, messaging and managed file transfer solutions, announced today it has signed a strategic distribution partnership agreement with SYNNEX Corporation, a global IT supply chain services company. This partnership enables SYNNEX to sell the complete line of Ipswitch products.

Ipswitch develops and markets innovative IT software that is easy to learn and use. When network administrators need to get essential network information, they turn to Ipswitch WhatsUp for a solution that's more robust than low-end solutions rather than the products the industry behemoths produce. When individuals and businesses need simple, cost-effective managed file transfer, Ipswitch WS_FTP is the first product they turn to. Businesses seeking a cost-effective, secure, integrated and flexible email, messaging and calendaring system look to the Ipswitch IMail Server and Ipswitch Collaboration Suite (ICS) to provide an efficient and easily managed solution.

"By offering our products through the SYNNEX distribution channel, we now address a broader range of customers, and facilitate more rapid deployment of our solutions," said Roger Greene, CEO of Ipswitch. "We've seen tremendous channel growth in all of our product lines in the last year, and SYNNEX enables us to offer customers even more buying options. We'll utilize the broadline distribution supply chain from SYNNEX and its Technology Solutions Division (TSD), which allows product lines to easily be sold as a solution with designated hardware products."

"Ipswitch is a market leader when it comes to providing solutions that quickly and easily solve critical business needs with minimal overhead," stated John Paget, president of TSD at SYNNEX Corporation. "Together we will enable our customers to leverage the innovation, expertise and strengths of both companies and deliver an unprecedented value of affordable and eminently usable solutions."

"With more than half of our business going through the North American distribution channel, it's extremely important to give our customers the best options available with respect to distribution," said Gary Shottes, vice president of sales of Ipswitch. "SYNNEX is a proven leader in North America, and this partnership allows us to strengthen our existing distribution channel, while at the same time expanding our technical and customer support by leveraging SYNNEX' existing relationships."

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, write to info@ipswitch.com or visit http://www.ipswitch.com. Ipswitch values community involvement; visit http://icare.ipswitch.com to find out how to become involved.

About SYNNEX

Founded in 1980, SYNNEX Corporation is a global IT supply chain services company offering a comprehensive range of services to original equipment manufacturers, software publishers and reseller customers worldwide. SYNNEX offers product distribution, related logistics services, demand generation marketing and contract assembly and works with the leading industry suppliers of IT systems, peripherals, system components, software and networking equipment. Additional information about SYNNEX may be found online at www.synnex.com.

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

Statements in this release that are forward looking, such as our product marketing strategy and expectations of product capabilities, involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause the Company's actual results in future periods to be materially different from any future performance that may be suggested in this release. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward looking statements contained in this release.

Technology Solutions Division is a division of SYNNEX Corporation. Copyright 2006 SYNNEX Corporation. All rights reserved. SYNNEX, the SYNNEX Logo, the TSD Logo and all other SYNNEX company, product and services names and slogans are trademarks or registered trademarks of SYNNEX Corporation. SYNNEX and the SYNNEX Logo Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off. Other names and marks are the property of their respective owners.

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