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Ipswitch Licenses Commtouch Anti-Spam and Reputation Service for Its SMB Mail Server

October 28, 2008

Ipswitch and Commtouch(R) (NASDAQ:CTCH) today announced that Ipswitch is planning to integrate Commtouch Anti-Spam and GlobalView(TM) Mail Reputation into its IMail Server product family.

“With thousands of businesses globally relying on our mail servers for rapid, reliable email handling, we need to provide our customers the best email security technology and the best spam detection,” said Tripp Allen, president of Ipswitch Messaging Division. “Spam volumes have increased dramatically, so we sought to provide our customers with an edge blocking solution to help reduce their bandwidth and infrastructure costs. The Commtouch GlobalView Mail Reputation edge solution will prevent over 85% of spam email from ever entering our customers’ networks. In addition, by selecting Commtouch Recurrent Pattern Detection(TM) technology we can provide them with significantly better spam detection. So overall, our customers will get better spam detection and reduced infrastructure costs, at the same price as our previous email filtering solution.”

The IMail Server product line consists of email servers providing the essential communication and collaboration tools for small and medium businesses, at a lower total cost of ownership than most enterprise-oriented solutions. The IMail Server Plus and Premium versions will offer spam blocking powered by Commtouch technology. Ipswitch markets its solutions in over 120 countries through a network of channel partners.

“Spam and phishing email messages continue to barrage businesses worldwide. As a result, businesses need to implement a highly accurate email security solution that protects against all types of outbreaks, in every language and email format,” said Avner Amram, Commtouch’s executive vice president and general manager Americas. “We are pleased to be working with Ipswitch in providing top-notch spam detection and perimeter spam blocking to Ipswitch customers.”

About Ipswitch

Ipswitch (www.imailserver.com) 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 Ipswitch WS_FTP(R) Professional client and Ipswitch WS_FTP Server and communicate via Ipswitch IMail Server.

About Commtouch

Commtouch(R) (NASDAQ:CTCH) is the source of proven messaging and web security technology for scores of security companies and service providers, founded on a unique datacenter-based approach. Commtouch’s expertise in building efficient, massive-scale security services has resulted in its patented technology being used to mitigate Internet threats for thousands of organizations and hundreds of millions of users in over 100 countries. Commtouch’s Global Detection Centers automatically analyze billions of transactions in real-time to identify new spam, malware and zombie outbreaks as they are initiated. Commtouch’s unmatched suite of security offerings – anti-spam, virus detection, reputation and zombie intelligence services – work together in a comprehensive feedback loop. Commtouch was founded in 1991, is headquartered in Netanya, Israel, and has a subsidiary in Sunnyvale, Calif. For more information and real-time statistics and trends, see: http://www.commtouch.com and the Commtouch Cafe blog at http://blog.commtouch.com/cafe.

Recurrent Pattern Detection, RPD, Zero-Hour and GlobalView are trademarks, and Commtouch is a registered trademark, of Commtouch Software Ltd. U.S. Patent No. 6,330,590 is owned by Commtouch.




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