SWsoft Launches Plesk 6 Hosting Control Panel with New Anti-Spam and Internet Security Features

Juni 26, 2003

Major Upgrade to Help Improve E-Mail and E-Commerce Internet Transactions for 2 Million Domains and over 50 Million E-Mail Accounts

HERNDON, Va., June 26, 2003 – SWsoft, the world’s leading provider of hosting software, today announced the general availability of an improved version of Plesk (formerly PSA – Plesk Server Administrator). The latest release of Plesk — professional hosting control panel software used on more then 18,000 servers by over 2,000 hosting providers around the world— ships with new anti-spam features, best-in-class internet security, advanced complete traffic accounting, and customizable on all levels skin based interface to provide an easy-to-use secure web, email, and file transfer capability to an installed base of over 50 million mail users at over 2 million businesses.

“While other software companies seek to resolve the problem of unsolicited e-mail, or spam, with lawsuits, we’ve developed ways to dramatically reduce spam with technology on the mail server side, and considering that Plesk manages over 50 million mail accounts we may actually hit spammers pretty hard,” said Serguei Beloussov, CEO of SWsoft. “Combined with our new security features, Plesk 6 offers an affordable enterprise-class level of protection to service provider customers plagued by spam and vulnerable to hackers.”

A recent study by Ferris Research shows that spam alone will cost U.S. companies and other organizations $10 billion this year.

In addition to these, Plesk 6 offers many other new features for hosting providers and its customers, including:

  • Domain level backup and restore
  • Multiple IP name based hosting with a new IP management interface
  • Java application server support using Tomcat
  • Improved web-mail application gives users powerful administrative capabilities
  • Event manager automatically performs administration tasks based on system conditions
  • Action logs with fine-grained control
  • Cron jobs manager automatically performed pre-scheduled administration tasks

“Plesk 6 is a major upgrade with many new features which are very useful for us, our partners and customers,” said John Keagy, President, ServePath. “With a strong and stable No.1. hosting software partner like SWsoft working with hosting providers and server administrators to improve Plesk, we know that we can continue to provide Plesk to our customers over the long-term.” Plesk 6 was specifically tested for the seamless integration with the complete line of SWsoft products, including: Virtuozzo, HSPcomplete and Enterprise and Billing Manager. Now it is much easier to create Plesk application templates for Virtuozzo, you could leverage the enhanced master feature to manage multiple Virtuozzo VPSs running Plesk and it also uses significantly less kernel resources, which allows for more VPSs with it on a single physical server.

“ServInt has been providing managed hosting solutions for over eight years, and we had never offered a VPS, because we had never found a VPS solution that met our high standards, said Reed J. Caldwell, CEO of ServInt Internet Services. “SWsoft's best-of-breed technologies, including Virtuozzo and Plesk, meet or exceed our every requirement."

The list of over 40 other new features in Plesk 6 include an auto installation interface, client template creation, hard limits on disk space, WAP support for mobile Internet devices such as mobile telephones and PDAs, enhanced localized language selection, support for management of PostgreSQL, in addition to MySQL (databases that are alternatives to DB2 and Oracle) and a management interface for the mailman mailing list system.

Plesk 6 is available through hosting provider partners or directly from SWsoft. Now Plesk 6, the solution, is also available under a new Plesk Lease Program prices starting from $19 per month per server.

About SWsoft
SWsoft, a private company based in Virginia, is the world leader in hosting software solutions with more than 3,000 customers providing hosting services to three million businesses in 100 countries. Providing advanced server and networking software technology, the company offers global support and services and patent-pending Virtuozzo™ technology with end-to-end solutions and services for hosting service providers such as Internet data centers, application service providers, managed hosting providers and Web hosters. SWsoft's products deliver powerful, comprehensive solutions that can help data centers automate management, accelerate operations and provide excellent return on investments. For more information about SWsoft, please visit www.sw-soft.com.

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