SWsoft Announces Plesk 2.1 Expand With New Management Features and Updated Platform Support

December 12, 2006

HERNDON, Va. - December 12, 2006SWsoft, a recognized leader in server automation and virtualization software, today announced the release of Plesk Expand 2.1 with new features that make it easier for service providers to centrally manage Plesk servers and wider support for popular operating systems.

"This latest release of Plesk Expand follows a development process focused on quality and includes new features to help service providers manage Plesk servers with greater efficiency," said Serguei Beloussov, chief executive officer, SWsoft. "As a result of our OPEN FUSION initiative, Plesk Expand now includes greater OS support and improved integration with our Virtuozzo OS-level virtualization technology."

One key feature in Plesk Expand 2.1 is a new client/domain migration capability that enables administrators to move an account from one Plesk server to another. The software also allows service providers to manage Plesk domain aliases from a centralized DNS solution. The software adds support for Red Hat Fedora Core 4, CentOS4 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

Additional key features include:

  • Centralized Trouble Ticketing Support - Enables service providers to manage trouble tickets for Plesk servers from a single point using powerful HelpDesk solutions such as Kayako SupportCenter and Cerberus HelpDesk.
  • License Auto-update - Allows administrators to upgrade keys automatically with an option to renew SUS.
  • VZ Templates - VZ template distribution includes easy installation in Virtuozzo nodes.
  • Single Startup Script - New script enables service providers to easily control Plesk Expand on daemons, Apache and MySQL.
  • VZCC - Virtuozzo Control Center web panel will be available for Plesk Servers installed in Virtuozzo.

"With every new release, Plesk and Plesk Expand become more cost effective and easier to use in our hosting environment," said Romeo Marra, managing partner, EntirelyDigital.com. "New features like server-to-server client migration and a more advanced trouble ticketing solution are why SWsoft and Plesk are the clear choice for any serious hosting service provider."

Plesk Expand is an important part of the Plesk suite of products that combines multiple Plesk servers into an integrated hosting platform. Plesk Expand gives hosting professionals the ability to centrally manage Linux, FreeBSD and Windows Plesk servers.

OPEN FUSION is a SWsoft technology initiative to move its entire line of products to a common platform to advance integration among a wide range of systems, third-party applications and modules, and custom and in-house solutions.

Plesk Expand 2.1 is available from SWsoft and its partners worldwide for as low as $199 per server with unlimited domains. For more information or to download the software, visit www.swsoft.com/plesk/expand.

About SWsoft
SWsoft is a recognized leader in server automation and virtualization software. With more than 10,000 customers in over 100 countries, SWsoft's suite of award-winning products delivers proven performance, manageability and value. SWsoft is a high-growth company funded by Bessemer Venture Partners, Insight Venture Partners and Intel Capital. For more information about SWsoft, visit www.swsoft.com.

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