SWsoft acquires Webhost Automation

SWsoft, a virtualisation and automation software company, today announced it has acquired WebHost Automation Ltd., maker of the Helm control panel and billing software for Windows with nearly 1.5 million end users worldwide.

The company states that this acquisition will add more Windows platform expertise to SWsoft, and strengthens its position as a provider of Windows-based automation software solutions.

The company also claims that the acquisition adds a significant worldwide customer base, including strong positions in the U.K. and South America.

It further states that it will also extend the reach of independent software vendors who package their software using the Application Packaging Standard to more end users who can take advantage of their software solutions.

The company adds that Helm's customers will benefit from an increased range of automation solutions from them.

"By integrating Helm into the SWsoft family of automation and virtualization solutions and partners through our Open Fusion initiative, Helm customers will be able to take advantage of a wider array of solutions and new business opportunities such as software as a service," said Serguei Beloussov, CEO of SWsoft.

"Helm customers and partners will benefit from the depth and breadth of solutions and resources offered by SWsoft," said Mark Hall, chief operating officer, WebHost Automation. "As a profitable and rapidly growing company, SWsoft provides the stability and support required by customers investing in software infrastructure solutions."

"The increasing demand for Windows-based solutions in the hosting industry is providing a tremendous growth opportunity for application and tool vendors," said John Zanni, managing director of Worldwide Hosting for Microsoft Corp.

"Integrating Helm into its portfolio gives SWsoft the means to reach a wider audience and provider a fuller, richer experience to its customers."

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