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Ipswitch Positioned in Research Firm’s Visionaries Quadrant in Managed File Transfer Magic Quadrant

2008-07-15 10:01:00

     Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

    LEXINGTON, Mass., July 15 /EMWNews/ -- Ipswitch, Inc. File Transfer

Division, a leading provider of secure and managed file transfer solutions,

today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Visionaries

Quadrant in the "Magic Quadrant for Managed File Transfer" Report published

June 23, 2008 and authored by Gartner Research Director, L. Frank Kenney

and Senior Client Service Representative, James Lennard.

    This report positions vendors in one of four quadrants based on the

companies' completeness of vision and ability to execute on that vision.

The four quadrants are Leaders, Visionaries, Challengers and Niche Players.

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view the report.

    In its report, Gartner states, "Companies should consider managed file

transfer (MFT) suite vendors that meet their tactical and strategic needs.

It's all too easy to act reactively and deploy technology that only

supports one protocol or security standard; it's much more prudent to

deploy a product that can be easily expanded and upgraded to handle

multiple protocols and multiple standards in a well-managed way that's

fully auditable."

    Ipswitch file transfer solutions enable businesses to meet and exceed

regulatory compliance and implement sound security policies by safely and

reliably moving data across the Internet. Over 40 million customers in

industries such as healthcare, financial services, government, software

development, retail, manufacturing, telecom and education use Ipswitch FT

and MOVEit solutions to manage the secure file transfer activities of their


    "We believe our leadership in the managed file transfer space is well

reflected in our customer base of over 40 million users including MOVEit's

representation among the world's leading enterprises," said Gary Shottes,

president, Ipswitch File Transfer division. "Our innovative and secure

products based on ultra-strong FIPS 140-2 validated 256-bit encryption and

our industry-leading market penetration success, assures network

administrators and CIOs throughout the world that Ipswitch file transfer

solutions are among the most secure and effective solutions on the market

today. We believe being named to the Gartner visionaries quadrant for our

market is another validation of our solutions and our company's leadership

in the market."

    About the Magic Quadrant

    The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2008 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused

with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a

marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's

analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that

marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor,

product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise

technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders"

quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is

not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all

warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including

any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

    About Ipswitch File Transfer division

    Ipswitch File Transfer division develops and markets a wide range of

managed file transfer solutions. For over 15 years Ipswitch brands,

MOVEit(R) and WS_FTP(R), have delivered the world's most secure file

transfer solutions to over 40 million users. For product and sales

information, write to [email protected]. Visit

for more information on the Ipswitch File Transfer division and its range

of solutions.

    About Ipswitch, Inc.

    Ipswitch develops and markets innovative IT software that is easy to

learn and use. More than 100 million people worldwide use Ipswitch software

to monitor their networks with Ipswitch WhatsUp(R), transfer files over the

Internet using the market leading WS_FTP(R) and MOVEit(R) brands of secure

and managed file transfer clients and servers and communicate via Ipswitch

IMail(TM) Server. Ipswitch values community involvement; visit to find out how to become involved. Visit for more information on the company.

Ipswitch, WS_FTP, WhatsUp and MOVEit are registered trademarks of Ipswitch, Inc. IMail Server, MOVEit Central and MOVEit DMZ are trademarks of Ipswitch, Inc. All other product names are the property of their respective owners. MEDIA CONTACTS: Jennifer Shelgren Ipswitch, Inc. 781-676-5782 [email protected] Nancy Pieretti Davies Murphy Group, Inc. +1-781-418-2424 [email protected]

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