SWsoft Announces Availability of Plesk 7.5 Reloaded for Linux/UNIX

December 9, 2004

First Truly Automated Download Release Includes Firewall, Gaming, VPN, FileServer Capabilities, SiteBuilder Integration, 20 Plus Site Applications and More

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Herndon, VA — December 9, 2004 – - Today, SWsoft, the established leader in hosting automation and server virtualization software, launched Plesk 7.5 Reloaded for Linux/UNIX. Plesk 7.5 Reloaded is significant upgrade of the leading control panel for hosting providers worldwide and advances server automation in several key areas. Plesk 7.5 Reloaded offers enhanced Firewall, gaming, VPN, FileServer, Plesk SDK, Plesk API Modules, SiteBuilder Integration and more than 20 new site applications.

"We are excited to be the first Web hosting provider to take advantage of SWsoft's latest breakthrough in control panel software," said Andreas Gauger, Chairman of the board of 1&1 Internet. "Plesk 7.5 Reloaded delivers new capabilities for protection, gaming, file sharing and virtual private networks that can deliver upon our promise to be first to market with innovative products at competitive prices without compromising strength and reliability."”

“Plesk 7.5 Reloaded incorporates numerous suggestions from our customers and represents the most secure, powerful and reliable control panel option on the market,” said Kurt Daniel, director of marketing, SWsoft. “We’ve extended our solution to incorporate the most demanded features and applications and by making Plesk even more flexible through the innovative API modules and the Plesk SDK. Our customers and partners can now leverage these important new capabilities all within one single solution.”

“Hosting, an almost $10 billion market, has silently re-emerged as one of the fastest growing and highly profitable markets in IT,” said Mike Sowada, senior analyst of Datacenter Infrastructure and Web Hosting Services, Tier1 Research. “With companies like SWsoft providing the means to achieve a highly efficient datacenter with its automation software, hosting providers are turning more and more opportunity into profit.”

Raising the Competitive Bar for Control Panels
Plesk 7.5 Reloaded is latest release of the award-winning Plesk control panel software. This software adds many valuable new features and underscores the continued commitment to excellence SWsoft has made to hosting providers, resellers and end users. Plesk 7.5 Reloaded raises the bar by giving customers and partners more with the addition of enhanced security, gaming, VPN, file sharing, several powerful site applications, and much more.

The top new features of Plesk 7.5 Reloaded include:

  • Firewall Module — Configure a firewall on your host by managing high-level rules, without going in depth with platform-specific firewalling.

  • Gaming — Manage the included popular Counter-Strike GameServer or virtually any other game with Plesk API Modules.

  • VPN Module — Establish secure communications over public networks based on OpenVPN software through a Plesk host with the VPN module.

  • FileServer Module — Enable Plesk administrators to grant specific access and share directories on a network directly from the control panel.

  • New Platform Support — Offer Plesk 7.5 Reloaded on newly supported Debian 3.1 as well as the AMD64 platform for SUSE 9.0 and RHEL 3.0.

  • SiteBuilder Integration — Attract and empower users with a 5-step wizard-driven web application to easily create and edit professional websites based on hundreds of robust templates.

  • 20+ New Site Applications — Launch powerful new applications including search engine, blogging software, polling, banners, Webmail, calendaring and much more.

  • Additional Capabilities — Leverage cool new skins, Language Pack Manager through Plesk GUI, SMTP Reject solution, FTP password permission for Domain users, and more.

Pricing and Availability
Plesk 7.5 Reloaded for Linux/UNIX is currently available for purchase or lease at http://www.sw-soft.com/en/products/plesk75reloaded/. Plesk pricing starts as low as $199 for purchasing 30 domains and $29.99 for leasing 30 domains. Additionally, the Plesk powered CounterStrike GameServer is available at a purchase price of $99.

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 flexibility and 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 SiteBuilder. For more information about SWsoft, visit www.sw-soft.com.

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