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Microsoft’s Exchange Described As “Too Expensive” Whilst Easy-To-Use E-Mail Server From Ipswitch Was The “Perfect Choice”


Ipswitch, a leading supplier of award-winning Internet productivity software, today announces that Stockholm University’s Science Faculty, has purchased Ipswitch’s web-based email system – IMail Server – through local distributor, Swanhome Distribution AB, to better communicate both within the institute and with external research facilities. The Institute is responsible for teaching and research in cell biology, developmental biology, immunology, and physiology. Technology plays a large part of how it carries out its research and communicates with other research facilities worldwide.


For Reasearch Engineer Rickard Ekström the idea to use IMail Server came from an unlikely source: “I had used Ipswitch’s WS_FTP and liked it very much, so posted a question about IMail Server on an independent forum of computer experts (www.experts-exchange.com) and got back positive feedback on the ease of administration and reliability of the product.”


But what about other available email servers? "I didn't find many similar systems that were worth evaluating. Microsoft Exchange was too expensive and Outlook wasn't a hit here. I did look into Linux and Sendmail but I'm not that proficient with Linux and preferred to stick with the NT platform. IMail Server really was the perfect choice," explained Ekström.


At Stockholm University, the Wenner-Gren Science Faculty places a heavy emphasis on the problems of basic research. The many adjacent departments provide an environment where the dynamic exchange of ideas for direct scientific collaboration becomes second nature. In addition, this layout encourages interaction between students and staff from different disciplines for the continuous development of methodologies in order to further their research. This is where the IMail Server comes into its own.


“The need for email is very important to the way that we work,” explained Ekström. “It enables us to exchange ideas and findings with other scientists throughout the world. Internally, we access and distribute the valuable information for analytical processes with other departments and scientists.” IMail server is utilised by scientists and students alike, as well as by administrative staff for everything from registering new students to accountancy procedures.


By building on its core features of remote administration, anti-spamming support, Web Messaging and security, the latest version of the software – IMail Server 7.0 – offers new Web Calendaring that provides one of the most popular features or groupware via the web. In addition, new SSL authentication policies create a more secure method of sending and receiving e-mail and enhanced Web Messaging provides administrators the ability to
view real-time server activity, cutting down on spam and enhancing capacity planning.


“It is impressive to think that by using IMail Server the institute at Stockholm University could help change the lives of so many. The speed and reliability of IMail Server made it the obvious choice, and for many other educational establishments around the world,” commented managing director Europe, Ipswitch, Paul White. “All of the improvements that we make to IMail Server and our product portfolio are usually as a result of feedback we have received from our customers, and from the market in general, so it is great to hear it being used in the way it was designed - for safe, fast and reliable web-based communication.”


About IMail Server


IMail Server is used by more than 3,000 ISPs worldwide. Ipswitch, the first to market with a high quality, commercial mail server for Windows NT and the first to incorporate Web Messaging and comprehensive anti-spamming capabilities, continues to innovate and lead the NT-based ISP market by meeting the growing demand for high quality messaging products that support open, Internet standards.


About Ipswitch Inc.


Ipswitch develops Windows-based software products for the Internet and corporate Intranets. The Ipswitch 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 network mapping, monitoring and notification tool; IMail Server, an NT-based 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. Ipswitch products are available directly from Ipswitch and through distributors, resellers and OEMs.



Editor's Notes


Review copies, interviews, screen shots and information on all Ipswitch products are available from Martin Brindley and Adrian Brophy at MCC International.


Mike Aalto
Ipswitch, Inc.
maalto@ipswitch.com



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MCC International Ltd.
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F: +44 (0)1962 888 125
E-mail: adrian.brophy@mccint.com
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