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Windows IT Pro Names Ipswitch, Inc.'s WhatsUp Gold® Readers' Choice Award Winner

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Laurie Klausner
Ipswitch, Inc.
(781) 676-5794

LEXINGTON, MA - September 15, 2004
Penton Media’s Windows IT Pro announced today that Ipswitch Inc.’s WhatsUp® Gold, a leading network monitoring tool, was selected the winner in the “Best Network Layout and Design Tools” category of the Windows IT Pro Readers’ Choice Awards.

“Recognition from peers in the industry is an honor and is the ultimate “seal of approval” for the products who won.” said Kim Paulsen, group publisher, Windows IT Pro. “The third-annual Windows IT Pro Readers’ Choice Awards were started as a way for readers to choose and recommend the best technology products in the industry. The awards program gives readers the opportunity to voice their opinions and for leading technology companies to receive the recognition they deserve.”

“Having Windows IT Pro’s audience of IT professionals select WhatsUp Gold as the best network layout and design tool is an honor,” said Alex Neihaus, vice president of marketing for Ipswitch. “We are dedicated to helping IT administrators keep their networks running at optimal levels, and this recognition clearly underscores Ipswitch’s leadership position as the network monitoring solution provider of choice for businesses of all sizes.”

Readers were asked to vote on their product preferences in 16 broad technology categories. More than 2000 readers chose the best among more than 700 products and services.

“Few people know more about the best values in Windows technology products and services than Windows IT Pro readers—the people who actually do the buying on behalf of their organizations. By voting for the most outstanding products, IT professionals have rewarded excellence in the Windows technology market,” said Karen Forster, editorial-in-chief, Windows IT Pro.

About Ipswitch, Inc.

Ipswitch develops and markets practical software products in 44 countries 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. Ipswitch invites others to join its efforts to end child poverty at For product and sales information, please contact our sales team.

About Windows IT Pro

First published in 1995, Windows IT Pro is the editorial leader in its field. Since its inception it has grown into an information network that includes the magazine, three print newsletters, 14 direct-request email newsletters, Web sites and in-person events such as Web seminars, road shows, trade shows and conferences. The magazine has a paid subscription base of 100,000; more than two million IT professionals are reached through the Windows IT Pro Web site every month. The magazine is published in 13 languages and has an international reach into 160 countries.

About Penton Media

Penton Media is a diversified business-to-business media company that provides high-quality content and integrated marketing solutions to the following industries: business technology/enterprise IT; aviation; design/engineering; electronics; food/retail; government/compliance; leisure/hospitality; manufacturing; mechanical systems/construction; health/nutrition and natural and organic products; and supply chain. Founded in 1892, Penton produces market-focused magazines, trade shows, conferences and online media, and provides a broad range of custom media and direct marketing solutions for business-to-business customers worldwide.

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