San Antonio, Texas
– (The Hosting News) – January 11, 2006 – Managed web hosting services provider, Rackspace Managed Hosting, has chosen developer of network management, messaging and file transfer solutions, Ipswitch, Inc.’s IMail Server Secure, to expand Rackspace’s email server offering.
Rackspace began offering managed IMail services in 2004, upgrading its offer to include the new security capabilities in Ipswitch’s IMail Server Secure, and will now include anti-spam and anti-virus features.
Alberto Sandoval, Product Manager at Rackspace Managed Hosting commented, “We needed to offer IMail to our customers in a way that was conducive to how we run our business. Ipswitch worked with us to design a business model where we can offer our customers dedicated email servers on a monthly basis, complete with all of the most important security features. Coupled with an easy-install and flexible license model, we have been able to deliver a feature-rich dedicated mail server that is attractively priced for our customers.”
Patrick Loring, Director of Business Development at Ipswitch added, “We started the Rackspace program as a pilot in 2004, with the idea that it was time to develop a business model that enabled Rackspace to offer IMail to their customers in a way that fit their business model. The Rackspace installation has met and in many cases, exceeded our expectations. As a result of this success, we can offer IMail to customers through Rackspace that we wouldn’t normally reach — companies that don’t have the resources to host their own email server, but still need a flexible, dedicated and robust email solution.”
Ipswitch develops and markets IT software, with over 100 million worldwide users. Ipswitch software is designed to monitor networks with Ipswitch WhatsUp, transfer files over the Internet using the market leading Ipswitch WS_FTP Professional client and Ipswitch WS_FTP Server and communicate via Ipswitch IMail Server.
A recognized leader in the global managed hosting market, Rackspace Managed Hosting is a world-class service organization delivering enterprise-level web infrastructure and managed services to businesses of all sizes. Serving more than 10,000 customers across seven data centers worldwide, Rackspace integrates the industry’s best technologies for each customer need and delivers it as a service via the company’s award-winning Fanatical Support. Through trusted partnerships with its customers, Rackspace serves as an extension of their IT department, enabling customers to focus on their core business. Founded in 1998, Rackspace has grown more than 50 percent a year since the company’s inception.
To learn more about Ipswitch, please visit: www.ipswitch.com.
For more information about Rackspace Managed Hosting, please visit: www.rackspace.com.