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Ipswitch Unveils WS_FTP Data Management Suite

Data transfer market leader offers data management capabilities designed for small and mid-sized businesses

August 15, 2005: Ipswitch, Inc., the leading developer of network management, messaging and file transfer solutions, today announced the immediate availability of the Ipswitch WS_FTP® Data Management Suite. The new offering delivers workflow-enabled data management with Ipswitch’s trademark security and ease of use by combining the world’s most popular FTP products: WS_FTP Professional 2006, WS_FTP Server and WS_FTP Secure Software Development Kit (SDK).

Unlike complex enterprise data management tools, which require extensive programming, WS_FTP Data Management Suite enables everyone in the organization to set up and manage reliable and secure data movement and transfer work. End users can use the extensive automation capabilities built in to WS_FTP Professional 2006 to schedule and manage recurring data management applications. Non-programmers can build sophisticated applications using the automatic synchronization and scheduling features of WS_FTP Professional 2006. With the Workspace capabilities of WS_FTP Professional 2006, end users can save and recall any mix of local and remote locations for bi-directional secure transfers.

Server administrators can implement sophisticated workflows by customizing the Notification Engine of WS_FTP Server. Using the Notification Engine, it is easy to notify and/or automatically start tasks based on the movement of data between and among users and organizations. The Notification Engine of WS_FTP Server offers a wide variety of conditions and notification options via simple-to-use interactive dialogs.

Ipswitch WS_FTP Data Management Suite also supports application developers working in common Windows development languages, like C++, JavaScript and Visual Basic. Using the Secure SDK, application developers may create secure, data movement aware applications and integrate them into business and workflow processes. With its easy to use interfaces, small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) can now afford to develop custom applications that integrate data management into their business processes such as database updates, electronic data interchange with partners and data consolidation applications.

All components of WS_FTP Data Management Suite feature industry-leading security and encryption. This means that no matter how the application is developed, the movement of data inside and outside the organization is both reliable and confidential. Now, SMBs can use inexpensive Internet connections for important and private information with complete assurance of privacy.

“Small and mid-sized businesses have many data management challenges,” said Ipswitch’s vice president of marketing, Alex Neihaus. “With the availability of WS_FTP Data Management Suite, Ipswitch is delivering sophisticated solutions for these requirements in a way that matches the needs of SMBs. IT managers, application developers, system integrators, and VARs now have a choice that not only represents the best-in-class products, but also is designed not to overburden them with the need for special training or expensive hardware installations.”

Features
Ipswitch’s WS_FTP Data Management Suite combines Ipswitch’s three standalone WS_FTP products into a single powerful package. WS_FTP Data Management Suite includes 10 client licenses of WS_FTP Professional 2006, one WS_FTP Server license and one license of the Secure SDK. A comprehensive one-year service agreement is included that provides live technical support and all software updates for the entire suite. Some highlights of the products compromising the Suite are listed below.

Ipswitch WS_FTP Professional 2006, the world’s most popular FTP client with over 40 million users, is designed to move data and transfer files anywhere, anytime, in complete security. No other file transfer client offers the ease-of-use, reliability, security and functionality that WS_FTP Professional 2006 provides. WS_FTP Professional allows for file transfers over FTP, FTPS/SSL, SFTP/SSH, HTTP and HTTPS protocols and its OpenPGP mode and industry-leading 256-bit AES encryption provide unmatched security options. Additionally, WS_FTP Professional 2006 offers many advanced features to automate workflow processes with scheduling, scripting, synchronization, and email notification features. Workspaces allow users to instantly connect to frequently used local and remote connections and compression mode allows automatic file compression before transfer, to save time and bandwidth.

Ipswitch WS_FTP Server is a highly secure, easily configured and fully featured data management server that provides administrators the ability to control access to data and files with granular permissions by folder, user and group. WS_FTP Server offers 128-bit SSL encryption and includes automation features that enable the creation of business rules and notifications to alert users or initiate automated processes and entry-level workflows on data transfer events.

Ipswitch WS_FTP Secure Software Development Kit (SDK) allows developers to create customized data management applications. Users can embed or integrate all the functionality of WS_FTP Professional into core business applications and platforms such as sales, inventory, financial, database or CRM systems. WS_FTP Secure SDK also enables users to leverage the advanced secure file transfer capabilities of WS_FTP Professional such as FTPS/SSL and SFTP/SSH. It uses industry standard COM architecture that allows applications to be written in any universal scripting language such as VB, VB.NET, VB Script, C#, C++ and JavaScript.

Pricing and Availability
Ipswitch is offering the WS_FTP Data Management Suite for a special introductory price of $1,750 through October 15. Visit www.ipswitch.com/dms, contact your authorized local Ipswitch reseller, or call U.S. (781) 676-5700 to order.

About Ipswitch

Ipswitch develops and markets software that works for small and mid-sized businesses worldwide. More than 100 million people use Ipswitch software every day to collaborate via Ipswitch Collaboration Suite, monitor their networks with Ipswitch WhatsUp ®, and transfer files over the Internet using the market leading Ipswitch WS_FTP ® Professional client and Ipswitch WS_FTP Server. To view the recently created Ipswitch blog visit http://blogs.ipswitch.com. Ipswitch values community involvement, visit http://icare.ipswitch.com to find out how to become involved. For product and sales information, write to or visit http://www.ipswitch.com.