Ipswitch buys MessageWay Solutions, bringing together two companies specializing in managed file transfer.
Managed file transfer vendor Ipswitch has acquired MessageWay Solutions to
combine the companies' suite of managed file transfer (MFT) products.
acquisition, made for an undisclosed sum, is aimed at providing Ipswitch with
enhanced management, visibility and enforcement capabilities via MessageWay's MFT
business. With the addition of MessageWay, Ipswitch now provides integration of
advanced analytics, multiplatform support, enterprisewide monitoring,
interoperability, and high-performance data translation and transformation for
EDI, ERP and a variety of other message formats.
customers count on us to bring them new, innovative ways to manage, secure
[and] enforce policies and provide visibility into all their file and data
interactions," said Gary Shottes, president of Ipswitch, in a statement. "The
integration of MessageWay's products and services into our existing portfolio
gives our combined customers the broadest choice of managed file transfer
solutions with robust, highly scalable advanced file services on the market."
merger of Ipswitch and MessageWay is not the only shift in the MFT space of
late. Last month, IBM
acquired Sterling Commerce
, which specializes in MFT and business-to-business
(B2B) commerce applications, for $1.4 billion.
Faubert, president of MessageWay, said the companies' products complement each
other and present a significant value proposition for enterprises looking for a
single global MFT provider.
companies share a passion for providing high value technology without the
complexity of implementation struggles," he said in a statement. "This merger
is a big step forward in the evolution of the MFT industry."