SWsoft Announces Acquisition of the Positive Software Division of Comodo

Sat, 15th September 2007, 13:40

HERNDON, Va., September 14, 2007 – SWsoft today announced it has purchased the assets of the Positive Software (PSOFT) automation division of Comodo, including its H-Sphere control panel software with 2 million end users worldwide. As part of the agreement, SWsoft will resell Comodo security products, including SSL certificates, with its automation solutions.

"Through this acquisition, PSOFT customers will benefit from SWsoft's extensive resources and high-quality customer support," said Serguei Beloussov, CEO of SWsoft. "It supports our OPEN FUSION technology initiative by expanding the number of customers who benefit from the large number of ISV (independent software vendor) applications which are integrated through a common hosting platform."

PSOFT is a premier automation software vendor for hosting companies and data centers. The product portfolio includes the H-Sphere control panel, H-Sphere Single Server Edition, CP+ dedicated server management, SiteStudio website builder, NOC Monkey remote server provisioning, and the Linux-based Free VPS solution. Existing PSOFT customers will receive product support through SWsoft.

These products will join the SWsoft set of automation solutions that includes Plesk server automation and PEM datacenter automation, as well as the Ensim Pro server automation software that was acquired earlier this week.

"Comodo is very pleased with the momentum we are building with SWsoft," said Melih Abdulhayoglu, CEO and chief security architect of Comodo. "Our shared commitment to address evolving needs of the hosting industry is well served by this agreement whereby customers get access to the most advanced infrastructure and security systems, solutions and products."

Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

OPEN FUSION is an SWsoft technology initiative to improve integration among a wide range of systems, third-party applications and modules, and custom and in-house solutions. The OPEN FUSION platform enables optimized delivery of SaaS and traditional hosting services to help ISVs and service providers take full advantage of new opportunities in the market.

About SWsoft

SWsoft is a global leader in virtualization and automation software that helps consumers, businesses, and service providers optimize their use of technology. The company's software powers more than 130,000 servers and 600,000 desktops worldwide. The SWsoft product line includes Virtuozzo - the leading operating system virtualization solution, Parallels - the leading desktop virtualization product, and Plesk - the leading server control panel. Founded in 1999, the company has offices throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit