feb. 08 2018

Ipswitch to Expand Cloud Managed File Transfer Services Hosted on Microsoft Azure in Europe

Available in April, Ipswitch Extends MOVEit Cloud Managed File Transfer (MFT) Services to Europe

GALWAY, Ireland and BURLINGTON, Mass. - Feb. 8, 2018 - Ipswitch®, the leader in award-winning and easy to use file transfer solutions, announced plans to launch MOVEit® Cloud Managed File Transfer (MFT) on Microsoft Azure in the European Union (EU). This comes as a direct result of customers requesting Ipswitch to offer the successful MOVEit Cloud SaaS (Software as a Service) solution in Europe, which gives them the dual benefit of an OPEX procurement model and accelerating their GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) readiness when they need a solution to exchange data and files that may contain personal data.

"The enforcement of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018 has placed an emphasis on companies having an EU-based datacenter presence to comply with the regulation, which places an emphasis on where personally identifiable data can be processed and stored," said Penny Jones, Research Director, MTDC and Services, EMEA at 451 Research. "Ipswitch's investment means it can keep the data of European customers local, instead of re-routing it through datacenters in the U.S. This means that Ipswitch, and its customers, can ensure data security, sovereignty and privacy for customers amid these new stringent regulations."

Because of the data security safeguards built into MOVEit, Ipswitch is seeing increased confidence in cloud-based file transfer systems to move files that include personal data. This expands Ipswitch's ongoing commitment to providing its customers with global business continuity, including high availability, disaster recovery and backup.

"By deploying our Microsoft Azure datacenters in Europe, we are giving clients more choices in using Ipswitch's SaaS offering, allowing them to accelerate on-boarding and time-to-use for secure file transfer - enabling their GDPR readiness as well as the option to utilize an OPEX model," said Alessandro Porro, Senior Vice President, International Sales at Ipswitch. "With this launch, clients would be operating on the very trusted Microsoft Azure brand with datacenters being ISO 27001 certified combined with the highly trusted Ipswitch MOVEit which is FIPS 140-2 certified."

MOVEit Cloud combines the full benefits of a central point of control, automation and audit trails for all file transfer activities with the convenience of an MFT as-a-service offering. Customers can focus on the business while Ipswitch experts maintain a best in class deployment. MOVEit Cloud provides the latest security updates and layers of defense, including FIPS 140-2 certified cryptography, access control, integrity checking, penetration testing and more.

MOVEit Cloud ensures the secure exchange of data that meets PCI, HIPAA, GDPR and other industry and government data security and regulatory requirements. MOVEit's centralized workflows, access control and audit logging results in lower risk to personal data and less time and money spent on managing and supporting data transfer processing activities.

Last year, Ipswitch announced the availability of MOVEit by using Microsoft Azure services, giving customers an IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) option for MOVEit.

For more information, visit: https://www.ipswitch.com/moveit-cloud



About Ipswitch Galway
Galway, Ireland is home to Ipswitch's EMEA Centre of Excellence which includes cloud operations research and development, sales and technical support teams. The office provides technical and sales support to in-country partners and customers across Europe as well as central support for the company's in-country teams across Germany, U.K., Netherlands, France, Italy and the Middle East. The centre hosts a dedicated partner and customer demonstration suite for sales which facilitates events and training.

About Ipswitch
With over 1 million users from tens of thousands of companies managing more than 150,000 networks in 192 countries, Ipswitch designs and develops industry-leading software that enables the easy delivery of 24/7 performance and security across cloud, virtual and on-premise environments. IT teams worldwide rely on 25 years of innovation to optimize and secure business transactions, applications and infrastructure with Ipswitch MOVEit® secure file transfer, Ipswitch WhatsUp® Gold network monitoring and Ipswitch WS_FTP®. Available directly or through strategic alliances with leading IT vendors and the company's fast-growing global partner ecosystem, Ipswitch's wide portfolio improves application and network performance, monitors diverse IT environments and ensures secure exchange of data that meets PCI, HIPAA, GDPR and other industry and government data security and regulatory requirements.

The company has offices throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America. For more information, visit https://www.ipswitch.com/ or connect on LinkedIn and Twitter. To learn about Ipswitch's strategic alliances or global network of partners, visit https://www.ipswitch.com/partners.

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