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Ipswitch Wins CMP Media LLC’S Network Computing Well-Connected Award

Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold Takes Prize in Network and Systems Category

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Laurie Klausner
Ipswitch, Inc.
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LAS VEGAS, NV - Networld+Interop, Booth 1459 – May 11, 2004 – Ipswitch, Inc., the leading developer of network management, messaging and file transfer solutions, today announced that Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold was named a winner in CMP Media LLC’s Network Computing Well-Connected Award competition. Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold bested 15 other products nominated in the Network and Systems Management category.

Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold provides network managers with easy to implement and use capabilities for network mapping, monitoring, notification, performance reporting, fault isolation and recovery. The product is unique in its ability to provide quick problem resolution, administrative time savings and optimal network productivity.

“We’re honored to be recognized by CMP Media LLC as a leader in network and systems management,” said Alex Neihaus, vice president of marketing for Ipswitch. “We are committed to providing superior network management solutions for businesses of all sizes, and this award recognizes our success in delivering advanced solutions.”

CMP Media LLC’s Network Computing Well-Connected Awards honor the year’s outstanding technology products and services. They represent the very best products and services the technology industry has to offer in networking. Finalists are chosen by the publication’stechnology editors from the hundreds of products that have been tested and evaluated in its Real-World Labs in the previous year. Each spring, the editors choose the best products available in multiple categories across several core markets.

“The Well-Connected Awards are the only industry awards given by technologists based on real-world product testing and evaluation. We view all products, technologies and services from the same perspective as our readers—our peers—do,” said Fritz Nelson, VP and group publisher, Network Computing Enterprise Architecture Group. “This is an important distinction from any other award program—the products selected in the Well-Connected Awards are unique because they have been tested over an enterprise by our editors themselves. They are truly innovative solutions that work.”

Also at Networld+Interop, Ipswitch announced that it is broadening the popular WhatsUp product line. The new Ipswitch WhatsUp Small Business, available immediately, is designed for small businesses. Additionally, the company detailed its roadmap for the WhatsUp product line. Ipswitch WhatsUp Professional, set for release in Q3 2004, is targeted for mid-sized businesses and Ipswitch WhatsUp Enterprise, scheduled for Q4 2004, is designed for small to mid-sized enterprises. All share the ease of use and critical functionality of the core WhatsUp Gold product.

About Network Computing

For IT, By IT, Network Computing (, published by CMP Media LLC, Manhasset, N.Y., is dedicated to providing critical analysis of technologies, vendors and products to 220,000 IT Managers and Staff who are accountable for strategic technology purchase decisions. In 2003, Network Computing won a total of four awards from the American Society of Business Publications Editors (ASBPE), including a national award in the Best Technical Article category.

About Ipswitch, Inc.

Ipswitch develops and markets practical, affordable software products worldwide, providing maximum impact for businesses and consumers. More than 100 million people use highly popular Ipswitch software every day, to quickly and easily send e-mail and instant messages (IMail Server), monitor their networks (WhatsUp), and transfer files over the Internet (WS_FTP). In addition to creating software solutions that address the needs of today’s IT businesses, Ipswitch extends its corporate focus to benefit the community. Five percent of its profit is donated to charitable organizations working to help fight child poverty. For product and sales information, please contact our sales team.