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Low cost, ease-of-use propel IMail Server to the head of the pack with 20 million seats

August 28, 2001 - Ipswitch, Inc., a leading supplier of Internet productivity software, today announced that IMail Server, its Internet messaging server for Windows NT/2000, has the most new and total users of any other e-mail server for enterprises, according to IT industry analyst group IDC. IDC reported on enterprise and service provider market categories for stand-alone e-mail server sales. IMail Server was determined to be the leader in the stand-alone market for enterprises with 20 million users worldwide, or 26 percent of the market.

“The IDC study validates what we have known for quite some time – that IMail Server is extremely popular with companies of all sizes, especially small and medium businesses,” said Ipswitch President Roger C. Greene. “There are a total of 38 million IMail Server users with the additional 18 million seats through ISPs. IMail Server is an easy-to-use, affordable messaging solution for companies that want essential e-mail features plus added functionality such as Web Messaging, Web Calendaring and anti-spam support.”

The IDC study examined 2000 revenue numbers and total user numbers for products in the overall messaging market. It defines the stand-alone e-mail category as electronic messaging applications used by businesses and accessed via premises-based networking or dial-up data communications technology. It excludes service providers and groupware products such as Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Notes.

“Relatively low cost and reliable mail functionality with streamlined administration has been a winning combination for Ipswitch in the small and midsize enterprise markets. The fact that the product can be purchased for a fixed price with unlimited users is also very attractive to companies and service providers,” said Robert Mahowald, analyst with IDC.

IMail Server offers Web Messaging, remote administration, Web Calendaring, anti-spamming support and SSL authentication policies to create a more secure method of sending and receiving e-mail. Enhanced Web Messaging allows administrators the ability to view real-time server activity, cutting down on spam and enhancing capacity planning. Ipswitch released IMail Server 7.0 in June of this year.

About Ipswitch, Inc.

Founded in 1991, Ipswitch develops Windows-based software products for the Internet and corporate intranets. Its product family includes WS_FTP Pro, the world’s most popular FTP client; WS_FTP Server, the first industrial-strength, full-featured FTP server for Windows NT; WhatsUp Gold, a leading network management tool with mapping, monitoring, notification and reporting capabilities which is also integrated with Cisco Systems’ CiscoWorks for Windows; IMail Server, an Internet messaging server for small to medium-size companies and ISPs; and WS_ Ping ProPack, a utility suite for the Internet and intranets - all designed for today’s mission-critical business communications. Ipswitch products set new standards for functionality, performance, reliability and interoperability, while providing the foundation for corporate internetworking solutions, and are available directly from Ipswitch and through distributors, resellers and OEMs. IMail, WhatsUp, the WhatsUp logo, WS_FTP, the WS_FTP logos, Ipswitch, and the Ipswitch logo are trademarks of Ipswitch, Inc.

Editor's Notes

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