nov. 30 2017

Ipswitch’s Cristina Ponce Fernández Named Finalist in Prestigious ITAG Excellence Awards 2017

Cristina Ponce Fernández Recognized for Exceptional Success in Early Career Development by IT Association of Galway (ITAG)

GALWAY, Ireland and BURLINGTON, Mass. – Nov. 30, 2017Cristina Ponce Fernández, International Sales Development Representative at Ipswitch®, the leader in easy to deploy, manage and use file transfer and network management software, was named a finalist in the prestigious  ITAG Excellence Awards 2017 in the category of New Talent, recognizing excellence in early career development in the digital sector. Sponsored by the IT Association of Galway (ITAG), now in its 15th year, the awards celebrate companies and individuals who have achieved exceptional success.

“Cristina was one of only six young talents selected for the Awards from over 350 companies who are part of the ITAG,” said John McArdle, EMEA Channel Director at Ipswitch and nominator of Cristina. “We are truly delighted that she has been recognized in these highly competitive awards.”

Cristina joined Ipswitch in 2016. She helps to enable Ipswitch customers to proactively monitor their networks, traffic, physical servers, VMs and applications, to diminish downtime across IT teams in the LATAM and APAC region. She also helps to ensure customers’ sensitive data is secure, both in transit and at rest, when performing file transfers with Ipswitch MOVEit® secure file transfer, while enabling them to meet compliance requirements like GDPR and PCI. Previously, she held internships at GESDA Consultores and DF-SERVER.

She has a bachelor’s degree in business from Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology and a commerce degree from The University of Vigo/Universidade de Vigo.  

The ITAG Excellence Awards took place on Friday, November 17, 2017 at Hotel Meyrick in Galway at a black tie event. ITAG's mission is to promote, strengthen and grow the information technology industry in the West of Ireland. ITAG is built on three core principles – Create, Connect, Compete. For more information, visit: For more information on the awards, visit:

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About Ipswitch Galway
Galway, Ireland is home to Ipswitch’s EMEA Centre of Excellence which includes 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., 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 thousand of companies managing more than 150,000 networks in 116 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 or connect on LinkedIn and Twitter. To learn about Ipswitch’s strategic alliances or global network of partners, visit

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