SWsoft to Develop and Bring to Market Complete Hosting Solutions on the Windows Platform for Service Providers

November 16, 2004

Company Sees Growth of Windows as a Web and Applications Hosting Platform as a Key Opportunity

Herndon, VA — November 16, 2004 – - Building on a goal to provide best-in-class software products for the hosting market, SWsoft, the established leader in hosting automation and virtualization software, today announced that it will integrate Microsoft technologies and ASP.NET applications into its hosting automation solutions and bring to market complementary solutions to broaden the use of Windows as a Web and applications hosting platform. Additionally, SWsoft will further support and integrate its current and future versions of Plesk, PEM, Virtuozzo and HSPcomplete with the Windows Server System and incorporate features of the Microsoft Solution For Windows-based Hosting. Microsoft will support this effort by providing development, marketing and sales support to SWsoft and its customers.

“SWsoft has done a great job of building strong customer demand for their server automation solutions and is in a good position to continue delivering excellent products supporting the Windows platform, “said Pascal Martin, general manager for Hosting Solutions at Microsoft Corp.

With a common commitment to deliver next generation hosted solutions, Microsoft and SWsoft merge the flexibility and agility of Microsoft.NET technologies including Windows Server, ASP.NET, Microsoft Exchange Server, Windows SharePoint Services and the Microsoft Provisioning System (MPS) with SWsoft’s proven hosting control panel, automation and virtualization products.

“Our customers will benefit from both best-of-breed products on Windows and strong combined support from both companies,” said Serguei Beloussov, CEO, SWsoft. “These solutions not only offer native Microsoft integration but also are complete and cover all major aspects of hosting for service providers delivering shared, VPS, dedicated, application and managed offerings.”

“SWsoft has brought exceptional value to our global hosting business," said Andreas Gauger, CEO of 1&1 Internet. "We are excited about the future as they further integrate with Microsoft hosting technologies. We also look forward to introducing additional Microsoft hosting capabilities that capitalize on the speed, dependability and security of the Windows Server 2003 platform.”

SWsoft’s Complete Windows Hosting Solutions
SWsoft powers over 70,000 servers and 9 of the top 10 hosting service providers worldwide. The company’s Plesk, PEM, Virtuozzo and HSPcomplete products enable the most feature rich, reliable and integrated solutions for complete control of a service providers’ control panel, automation and virtualization needs.

“SWsoft has established itself as the leader in Linux-based hosting automation,” said Andy M. Schroepfer, president of Tier1 Research. “As a result of this initiative, I wouldn’t be surprised to see a larger number of Linux hosting shops now looking to broaden their revenues by adding or furthering Windows hosting based on SWsoft’s solutions.”

To learn more about this initiative, visit www.sw-soft.com or send email to partners@sw-soft.com.

About SWsoft
SWsoft is the recognized leader in automation and server virtualization software for hosting service companies, communications providers, and enterprises. The company powers more than 70,000 servers for customers in over 100 countries. SWsoft's products deliver industry-leading performance, stability and manageability for its customers to increase utilization of their limited IT resources. Headquartered in Herndon, VA, with offices around the world; SWsoft is a privately held, profitable company, offering comprehensive solutions including: Plesk, Virtuozzo, PEM, HSPcomplete and Confixx. For more information about SWsoft, visit www.sw-soft.com.

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