02 February 2005
Press release

Acronis Signs Distribution Agreement With Lifeboat Distribution Inc.

Agreement Will Expand Reseller Network Worldwide

February 2, 2005, South San Francisco, CA — Acronis, Inc., the technological leader in storage management software, announced that has signed a non-exclusive distribution agreement with Lifeboat Distribution Inc., Shrewsbury, NJ, to provide electronic downloads, media packs, maintenance and priority support subscriptions for Acronis software products to resellers worldwide.

"We are delighted to see our relationship with Acronis continue to expand under this agreement," said Dan Jamieson, vice president and general manager at Lifeboat. "It is a company with a clear history of outstanding technology and a real understanding for the needs of corporate users and resellers. Lifeboat understands the value of disaster recovery and backup software for resellers to their customers and we are committed to helping our partners be successful in this market."

"This agreement serves to further strengthen Acronis' global reputation as the leader of storage management software," said Max Tsypliaev, CEO of Acronis Inc. "Acronis' relationship with Lifeboat is a key building block to expanding the availability of our disaster recovery, bare-metal restore and other storage management products to resellers globally. Lifeboat is an important player in delivering IT solutions and value to resellers and service providers. Its channel partner network will assist in ensuring the rapid adoption of Acronis' enterprise solutions."

"Through our agreement with Lifeboat Distribution, Acronis will be able to continue to enhance its market-leading bare-metal restore technology while best serving the needs of our important corporate and channel sales organizations," added Luis Andrade, Acronis director of OEM/channel sales. "We chose to work with Lifeboat because the increasing worldwide demand for our storage management solutions requires a partner with a proven record of serving the worldwide enterprise storage and systems management department needs with quality hardware and technical support."

Financial terms of the agreement were not released.

About Lifeboat Distribution

Lifeboat Distribution is an international wholesale provider of software development tools, utilities, and other technically related products to computer software resellers. The company provides pre-sale consultative advice, in-depth product information, licensing options, and marketing programs in support of its select group of technical software lines. Lifeboat Distribution services thousands of solution providers, VARs, consultants, corporate resellers, and retailers worldwide. For more details on how you can purchase Acronis products through Lifeboat Distribution, please contact a sales representative toll-free in the U.S. at (800) 847-7078 or see its Web site at http://www.lifeboatdistribution.com.

About Acronis:

Acronis is a global cyber protection company that provides natively integrated cybersecurity, data protection, and endpoint management for managed service providers (MSPs), small and medium businesses (SMBs), and enterprise IT departments. Acronis solutions are highly efficient and designed to identify, prevent, detect, respond, remediate, and recover from modern cyberthreats with minimal downtime, ensuring data integrity and business continuity. Acronis offers the most comprehensive security solution on the market for MSPs with its unique ability to meet the needs of diverse and distributed IT environments.

A Swiss company founded in Singapore in 2003, Acronis has 15 offices worldwide and employees in 50+ countries. Acronis Cyber Protect is available in 26 languages in 150 countries and is used by over 20,000 service providers to protect over 750,000 businesses. Learn more at www.acronis.com.
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