Intronis Awarded 2009 Everything Channel Five-Star Partner Program Guide Certification

Boston, MA – April 10, 2009 – Intronis, a leading provider of secure online data backup, archiving and recovery solutions for service providers and businesses, today announced it has been recognized by Everything Channel as one of North America’s top information-technology (IT) vendors for its Reseller program.

Intronis’ Volume Reseller program was awarded a Five-Star certification in the Emerging Company category (defined as being founded 2001 or later), in Everything Channel’s 15th annual 2009 Partner Program Guide (PPG), acknowledging its commitment and strength of its programs for reseller partners which include IT integrators, technology solution providers, and consultants. A list of PPG winners will appear in the March 30 issue of CRN magazine, the channel industry’s leading publication, and online at www.Channelweb.com, the world’s largest channel industry portal.

Intronis’ Volume Reseller program is Intronis’ premium program designed for partners, offering the greatest flexibility to customize partner’s service offerings to fit the specific needs of their customers.  With Intronis’ Online Backup and Recovery Platform, partners automate the process of backing up their customer’s data offsite and can restore their customer’s data three times faster than other solutions.  Partners can further customize their service offerings by leveraging Intronis’ white-labeling option, providing additional flexibility that partners require.

Research for the 2009 Everything Channel Partner Programs Guide and the Everything Channel Five-Star Program was conducted by Everything Channel’s Institute for Partner Education & Development (IPED). IPED analyzed 130 vendor programs rating vendors’ responses to nearly 60 in-depth questions about their partner programs in the six elements of sales support, marketing support, partner profitability, channel operations, communications and partner recruitment. To ensure fair comparisons, companies were placed in one of four categories based on company size.  IPED weighted the responses to each question about such program elements as sales support and partner recruitment so that the total weight given to a vendor’s answers in any of the six elements can potentially be scored as high as 100. The weighting scheme varies depending on the company size and product type and is based on IPED proprietary analysis methodology and intellectual property.  In each of the four company categories, the companies with the highest overall weighted scores received the Everything Channel Five-Star Program designation.

“Now more than ever, the quality of a vendor’s partner program determines how profitable its partners will be. So for their commitment to their partners, and their efforts to build quality programs, we congratulate this year’s Five-Star Partner Program Guide winners for helping to drive greater revenue in the channel,” said Robert C. DeMarzo, senior vice president and editorial director, Everything Channel.

“Intronis’ continued commitment to the success of our partners continues to be the foundation of how we develop our partner and on boarding programs,” said Eric Webster, Vice President of Sales and Client Services.  “We have seen a record increase in partner signups in the first quarter of 2009 and we continue to see tremendous success and growth within our partner programs.”

About Intronis

Founded in 2003, Intronis is a SAS 70-certified online data backup and recovery solution for managed service providers. Intronis utilizes 256-bit AES security and multiple data centers located thousands of miles apart to ensure data protection and availability. Intronis offers managed service providers a secure data solution combined with a robust partner program, the convenience of online account management, and unbeatable customer support.  www.intronis.com

Everything Channel (www.everythingchannel.com, www.channelweb.com)

Everything Channel is the one-stop shop for accessing, enabling, managing and accelerating technology sales channels.  From branding and recruiting to marketing and sales, Everything Channel offers technology marketers the unmatched breadth and depth of global brands and market intelligence combined with unparalleled audience loyalty and credibility serving all technology sales channels through an extensive database.  Everything Channel provides innovative sales and marketing solutions to arm the sellers of technology with the resources they need to achieve measurable and significant results.

About United Business Media Limited (www.unitedbusinessmedia.com)

United Business Media Limited (UBM) is a global media and marketing services company that informs markets and brings the world’s buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print, and with the information they need to do business successfully. UBM serves professional and commercial communities, from IT professionals to doctors, from journalists to jewelry dealers, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. UBM employs more than 6,500 people in more than 30 countries.  UBM’s businesses operating in the US include CMPMedica, Commonwealth Business Media, Everything Channel, PR Newswire, RISI, TechInsights, TechWeb and Think Services. UBM is listed on the London Stock Exchange (UBM.L) and has a market capitalization of $1.6 billion.

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