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New England TechCitizenship Awards presented to technology companies that give back to community

Lexington's Ipswitch, Inc. among those honored

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Laurie Klausner
Ipswitch, Inc.
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LEXINGTON, MA - November 24, 2004
Thirteen New England-based technology companies were honored for their demonstrated commitment to giving back to the community at the fifth annual New England TechCitizenship Awards breakfast held at the Museum of Science in Boston.

The New England TechCitizenship Awards are sponsored by Mass High Tech, the journal of New England technology and the Boston law firm, Wilmer Pickering cutler Hale and Dorr LLP, and The MathWorks, a Natick headquartered technology company.

The program was attended by more than 150 executives from area technology companies.

According to Mass High Tech publisher Mark Pillsbury, technology companies have historically taken a different approach to corporate philanthropy. "These approaches include choosing to adopt a school or institution, giving equipment and expertise to solve a problem, sharing their employees so that kids might have a mentor, or a senior drop-in center gets wired to the Internet," Pillsbury said.

Pillsbury explained, "The New England TechCitizenship Awards is an annual program to honor companies in the technology and innovation sector that have demonstrated their corporate philanthropy. This program takes into account all the ways companies choose to help strengthen their communities, in an effort to inspire and educate others."

"To be considered for this award companies must provide detailed information about their philanthropic activities including cash contributions, in-kind donations (products and services), and volunteer donations. Companies that exceed a certain percentage of revenues donated or exceed a certain total value of donations are honored." Pillsbury added.

Jon Aram of Ipswitch, Inc. in Lexington, Massachusetts accepted a
TechCitizenship Award on behalf of his company. Included in the company's charitable activities is "Family Fun Day" a public celebration with food, music and lots of activities that raised over $30,000 for several poverty-fighting not-for-profit organizations.

Pillsbury concluded, " This year, we honored nine previous companies and four new companies to the New England TechCitizenship Awards. We remain optimistic that the generosity of New England technology companies will continue to be recognized."

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 (Ipswitch Collaboration Suite), 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.