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August 13, 2008

Ipswitch Modifies Leadership Responsibility for Growth

By Eve Sullivan, TMCnet Editor


Ipswitch (News - Alert), Inc.’s File Transfer division is aligning its business by integrating the WS_FTP and MOVEit product lines more closely, which will include creating single, integrated organizations for customer support and professional services, R&D, and product management.
MOVEit became part of the File Transfer division when the company acquired Standard Networks in January.
“The File Transfer division experienced a record year in 2007 and we continue to see accelerated growth across all our business metrics in the first half of this year,” said Gary Shottes, president, Ipswitch File Transfer division. “The market is clearly embracing our approach to dramatically improving the secure transfer of data. In order to realize our full-market potential, we are integrating our product lines to more closely align our MOVEit product group within the Ipswitch File Transfer brand. Together, our outstanding leadership team will drive our growth for 2008 and beyond.”
The File Transfer division develops and markets a wide range of managed file transfer solutions. For more than 15 years, Ipswitch brands have delivered industry-leading secure file transfer solutions to more than 40 million users.
The new structure supporting the business and product alignment is: Reid MacGuidwin, former vice president of the MOVEit product line, is now vice president, customer support and professional services, within the File Transfer division. He was the co-founder and president of Standard Networks, which brought the MOVEit Central and MOVEit DMZ product line to market. Under his 20-year leadership at Standard Networks, MOVEit became a strong and well-respected brand.
Jonathan Lampe, former director, integration and technology, Standard Networks, will serve as vice president, R&D (research & development) for the combined product lines, WS_FTP and MOVEit. As one of Standard Networks’ first employees, Lampe played an instrumental role in defining and supporting the company’s flagship product, MOVEit. Under his direction as VP of R&D, he will ensure that the most demanding requirements of customers will be met with a strong array of Ipswitch products and services.
Kevin Gillis is now vice president, product management for both product lines. In this role, Gillis will continue to work closely with Ipswitch File Transfer customers and the company’s global sales and channel organization to deliver innovative products and services to customers throughout the world.
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, transfer files over the Internet using the market leading WS_FTP and MOVEit brands of secure and managed file transfer clients and servers and communicate via Ipswitch IMail Server.
Visit http://www.ipswitchft.com/ for more information on the Ipswitch File Transfer division and its range of solutions.

Eve Sullivan is a contributing editor for TMCnet, covering news in the IP communications, call center and customer relationship management industries. To read more of Eve's articles, please visit her columnist page.

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