Ipswitch has announced the strategic acquisition of MessageWay Solutions, a provider of managed file transfer and business integration solutions.

With the addition of MessageWay to the solution portfolio, Ipswitch said that it now provides integration of advanced analytics, multi-platform support, enterprise-wide monitoring, interoperability and high-performance data translation and transformation for EDI, ERP and a variety of other message formats.

Gary Shottes, president of Ipswitch, said: “Our customers count on us to bring them new, innovative ways to manage, secure, enforce policies and provide visibility into all their file and data interactions. 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.”

Greg Faubert, president of MessageWay, said: “It's really exciting to bring together an industry pioneer and an industry visionary. The complementary products of these two companies create significant value for customers that are seeking a single global provider for managed file transfer.

“Both companies share a passion for providing high value technology without the complexity of implementation struggles. This merger is a big step forward in the evolution of the managed file transfer industry.”