AXIGEN Joins Microsoft's Empower Initiative for ISVs

Bucharest, Romania, February 16, 2009 – AXIGEN, the professional messaging solution vendor, announces it has joined the Empower for ISVs (Independent Software Vendors) initiative, partnership program designed by Microsoft (, worldwide leader in software, services and solutions. Empower combines deep industry knowledge, useful tools, powerful research expertise and innovative thinking aimed at supporting global business growth.

Designed to help ISVs succeed when developing software on the Microsoft platform, Empower for ISVs offers software, support, and other resources to independent software vendors, helping them reduce their development costs, test the software, and speed their solution to market. By joining this initiative, AXIGEN reinstates that it is equipped with the latest technology to exceed customers and business needs while remaining on the leading-edge of innovation.

"The Microsoft partner programs offer priority access to a comprehensive set of resources designed to help our partners provide highly-effective and powerful solutions to customers," said Florian Ivan, Partner Strategy Manager, Microsoft Romania.

"The AXIGEN messaging solutions running on Microsoft platforms, namely Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, have become popular quite fast. We are confident our close collaboration with Microsoft will help us provide our mutual customers from the SMB and Enterprise segments with an improved mail server, better adapted to their current and emerging needs," concluded Oana Bornaz, AXIGEN CEO.

Winner of the ServerWatch 2007 Product Excellence Award for the Communications Server category, AXIGEN Mail Server features a carrier class technology and outstanding support. Now at version 6.2, AXIGEN runs on several Linux and BSD distributions, on Solaris, on Windows operating systems, on PowerPC and SPARC architectures and is becoming the messaging solution of choice for a growing number of service providers and enterprises worldwide.

About AXIGEN and Gecad Technologies
Established in 2001, Gecad Technologies SA, member of the GECAD Group, is the vendor of AXIGEN, a messaging solution for professionals that ensures an efficient and secure worldwide communication environment and business growth for both service providers and companies of all sizes. Currently, AXIGEN is distributed internationally by over 170 partners from 80 countries and manages email traffic for more than 11,000 companies with 6 million end-users.

Our team of seasoned professionals, with 15 years of experience in messaging and IT security delivers cutting-edge products, by developing an innovative carrier-class technology based on proprietary architectures such as AXIGEN GrowSecure™, AXIGEN SmartProcessing™ and AXIGEN UltraStorage™.