SWsoft Partners with Top Japanese Systems Development and Commerce Consulting Firm Expanding the Reach of Plesk 6 to the Global Hosting Community

September 23, 2003
HERNDON, Va., September 23, 2003 - SWsoft, the world's leading provider of hosting software, today announced a strategic partnership with ALLERS Inc., a prime systems development and commerce consulting firm, to sell Plesk 6 to its existing customer base and the growing Japanese Web hosting market. This partnership further solidifies SWsoft as a leader in the global hosting market and gives ALLERS the ability to grow its business and offer customers a tiered, highly secure hosting control panel.

Plesk 6 is now available throughout Japan and includes localized Japanese language support giving customers a strategic competitive advantage in the global market. Plesk 6 provides hosting providers and end-users with a Japanese interface, valuable help files, online Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) pages and support and sales documentation. With Plesk 6 mid-size and emerging web hosting service providers in Japan now have access to a powerful solution that will expand their product offerings and create a more customized, user-friendly and secure environment for their server administration staff, customers and end-users.

"Plesk 6 is the only hosting control panel that meets the unique needs of the high-tech Japanese market," said Takao Okutsu, CEO of ALLERS. "We look forward to building a long-term and profitable relationship with SWsoft because they support our strategic business plan and most importantly its product suite helps our customers minimize costs and maximize revenue opportunities."

Plesk 6, introduced in June 2003, is the latest release of the Award winning Plesk Server Administrator software used by more 2,000 professional Web hosters on 18,000 servers around the world to streamline and automate everyday hosting tasks such as account maintenance and customer support. Plesk 6 enables customers to decrease support costs and improve business performance with new anti-spam and best-in-class Internet security features. Advanced traffic accounting, and customizable user-interfaces provide Web hosters with a cost-effective alternative to meet the needs of its customers' everyday. In addition Plesk 6 offers many new features for hosting providers and end-users 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
  • Auto-Installation and upgrade management
"SWsoft continues to deliver on its promise to provide the most comprehensive, cost-effective and secure Web hosting program available," said Serguei Beloussov, CEO of SWsoft. "Our language support capabilities bundled with new security features allow customers to strengthen their hosting business and improve customer relationships around the world."

ALLERS plans to sell and distribute Plesk 6 through a number of sales channels specifically focused on the emerging data center and Original Equipment Manufacture Linux (OEM) markets in Japan. Plesk 6 works seamlessly on standard configurations of Red Hat, Linux 7.2, 7.3, 9.0, and Enterprise AS & ES as well as FreeBSD 4.7.

About SWsoft
SWsoft is an advanced server and networking software technology company. With focus on the development of its patent-pending Virtuozzo™ technology, SWsoft provides 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.

About ALLERS Inc.
ALLERS is a growing Japanese Systems Development, Commerce & International
Trade Consulting Company. Growing from a CAD Systems Service provider, to then
gaining a major contract to co-develop a client/server financial system
for banks, ALLERS is now a company with a Commerce Division, specializing in
Trade, Internationalization and is co-developing an in-house number of Internet-based services. Keeping in-line with ALLERS' aim to extend beyond borders and working closely with various International Partners, ALLERS provides open services based on open technologies, providing multi-payment and multi-currency options in multi-lingual
environments.For more information about ALLERS, please visit www.allesjp.net

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