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Ipswitch Messaging Division Announces Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync Patent License Agreement

Augusta, GA. - December 16, 2009 - Ipswitch Messaging Division, a leading developer of messaging solutions, today announced a patent licensing agreement with Microsoft Corp., to implement Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync with Ipswitch's award-winning IMail Server.

The agreement allows Ipswitch IMail Server to directly synchronize e-mail and data between mobile devices utilizing Microsoft's Exchange ActiveSync technology. The Exchange ActiveSync protocol enables mobile client devices to synchronize e-mail messages, calendar items, contacts, task lists and other mailbox data with IMail Server.

"Ipswitch released the first version of IMail Server 15 years ago. Since that time the landscape and architecture of the messaging market has changed dramatically," said Tripp Allen, president of Ipswitch Messaging Division. "Today's market requires real time access to your data. This agreement is not just about maintaining our competitive edge within that market. Rather, it is the right step in giving our customers the mobility they require and providing them the reliability they have come to trust with all of Ipswitch Messaging products."

Microsoft has been licensing the Exchange ActiveSync protocol for mobile devices since 2003 and Ipswitch Messaging Division joins an elite list of companies licensing the Exchange ActiveSync patents for implementation on a server.

"Microsoft's patented Exchange ActiveSync technology is becoming the standard for mobile communication, and this licensing program allows companies like Ipswitch to enhance their value proposition to their customers," said David Kaefer, general manager of Intellectual Property Licensing at Microsoft "We're pleased to work with Ipswitch as they continue to deliver innovative services to customers via their messaging software."

About Ipswitch Messaging Division

Ipswitch Messaging Division delivers crucial communication and collaboration tools without the high acquisition and ongoing administrative costs of systems designed for large enterprises. Millions of people worldwide use Ipswitch Messaging software to communicate via the award-winning Ipswitch IMail Server and Ipswitch Instant Messaging. Along with an integrated Commtouch Anti-Spam technology, Ipswitch Messaging delivers secure anti-virus protection from BitDefender. Ipswitch IMail Server is designed for companies that want a turnkey collaboration system that includes e-mail, features that plug into Microsoft® Outlook®, plus integrated anti-spam and anti-virus support and an appealing, secure instant-messaging capability all in one server. IMail Server delivers a collaborative set of core features and full-fledged groupware products like its enterprise counterparts at a fraction of the cost. Supported by a world-class team of technical support engineers and customer service representatives, Ipswitch Messaging stands ready to apply its development know-how to help make your organization's messaging initiative a total success.

To view the IMail Server blog, visit http://www.themxrecord.com/. For product and sales information, visit http://www.imailserver.com/. Ipswitch values community involvement; visit http://icare.ipswitch.com/ to find out how to become involved.

More information about Microsoft's licensing programs is available at http://www.microsoft.com/iplicensing/.

For more information, press only:
Ipswitch Messaging Division Press Contact: Brad Senter, (706) 312-3562, bsenter@imailserver.com
Rapid Response Team, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, (503) 443-7070, rrt@waggeneredstrom.com