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Software Manufacturer Honored With Cybercitizenship Award By Mass High Tech For Philanthropic Efforts

January 2, 2002, - Ipswitch, Inc., a developer of leading Internet software, announced today it has donated $200,000 in unique ways to charitable organisations during the current year, despite the sluggish global economy. This resulted in it being awarded a 2001 CyberCitizenship Company by Mass High Tech and Hale and Door LLP. The CyberCitizenship Awards are presented annually to technology companies that have demonstrated commitment to giving back to the community.

While Ipswitch makes traditional donations to leading charitable organisations with grants from prior years totaling $55,000 in 1999 and $82,500 in 2000, it has also used other creative ways to support organisations. As a result of its September and October “Download-a-thon,” Ipswitch donated $20,000 to five charitable organisations including the American Heart Association and Red Cross. The amount donated was based on the number of evaluation copies of software downloaded from Ipswitch’s Web site in September and early October.

“The community contributes to our success in both direct and indirect ways, and it is only fitting that we support them. We consider ourselves fortunate to be able to do so and look forward to mutual prosperity,” said Roger C. Greene, Ipswitch president and founder.

Ipswitch recognises employee milestones with contributions to charitable causes. The company donates $500 to the Child Welfare League of America each time an employee or spouse becomes a parent through birth or adoption. Ipswitch also donates $1,000 to the community organisation of choice upon an employee’s third anniversary with Ipswitch; a total of 36 employees have had contributions made in their names since the program’s inception in July of this year. “At Ipswitch, we realise that the key to retaining top talent is keeping employees happy and goal-driven,” Greene added.

Due to strong worldwide demand for its Internet productivity software, Ipswitch has experienced remarkable growth over the past several years. Ipswitch doubled its R&D staff in the past year, and the total number of employees is now over 140. The company also opened a European office in Amsterdam this summer. In addition, the outstanding reputation of Ipswitch’s products has led to OEM partnerships with Cisco Systems and Macromedia. Greene was recently recognised with a Mass High Tech All-Star Award, which recognises superior achievements by individuals in New England’s technology community, for his long-standing commitment to the Internet software market and for leading Ipswitch to more than 10 years of solid growth and profitability.


About Ipswitch

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 for network management; IMail Server, an NT-based Internet messaging server; 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 worldwide.



Editor's Notes

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Michael Aalto
Ipswitch, Inc.
maalto@ipswitch.com
T: 781-676-5794
F: 781-676-5720


Martin Brindley / Adrian Brophy
MCC International Ltd.
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F: +44 (0)1962 888125
E-mail: adrian.brophy@mccint.com
martin.brindley@mccint.com

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