02 March 2005
Press release

Acronis signs DreamCatcher Interactive as exclusive retail republisher in North America

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF., March 2, 2005 — Acronis, Inc., the technological leader in storage management solutions, has signed an exclusive agreement with DreamCatcher Interactive Inc. of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, as its exclusive retail republisher in the United States and Canada.

Based on the agreement, DreamCatcher will leverage its network of retailers throughout North America to expand the retail presence of Acronis' full line of storage management solutions for consumers in computer, office supplies and other retail and superstores.

"DreamCatcher will be responsible for all retail-related sales, marketing and manufacturing activities for Acronis' boxed consumer products", said Max Tsypliaev, CEO of Acronis, Inc. "The company is very experienced in bringing consumer software to market and has extensive relationships with a variety of retail outlets. As our domestic sales continue to grow, we needed a partner that could take our retail operations to the next level. DreamCatcher does that". "DreamCatcher chose to become an Acronis partner because of the world-class products the company develops and strength of Acronis' name recognition internationally", said Marshall Zwicker, vice president of marketing of DreamCatcher. "Our company is rapidly expanding its distribution of business-class applications through retail channels, and our customers are impressed with the capabilities and usability of Acronis' software. They recognize that corporate users and individual users alike will benefit from the award-winning products that Acronis brings to the market". "Acronis True Image has been recognized by many of the top consumer and computer magazines as the best in class for our storage management products", said Stephen Lawton, Acronis director of marketing. "Among our recent awards are Editor's Choice honors from PC Magazine and CNET, in the United States, as well as ZD Net, Personal Computer World and BIOS Magazine and PC Professionell in Europe. Acronis True Image also was named a Best Buy by Consumers Digest.

"By adding skilled sales and technical resources with a proven track record of success, we can provide superior products and services for backup, disaster recovery, disk and storage management and privacy to users in the US and Canada".

Terms of the agreement were not released.

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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