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Acronis® Expands Distribution Network Following CMS’s Acquisition of Interactive Ideas

Turning mobility into a competitive advantage avoiding any data leakage – this is the Acronis Mobility offer that will be highlighted by this new agreement

LONDON, UK, November 2013Acronis® a leading provider of physical, virtual and cloud backup solutions, today announced it has expanded its distribution network in the UK. Following CMS Distribution’s acquisition of Interactive Ideas, Acronis solutions will now be distributed to a far wider group of resellers.

The purchase of Interactive Ideas makes CMS Distribution the largest independent value added distributor in the UK and Ireland. Serving more than 2,500 reseller customers, CMS represents a valuable route to market for all of Acronis’ corporate backup and recovery solutions, including Acronis Backup & Recovery and vmProtect. As part of the distribution agreement, CMS Distribution will also be focusing on Acronis’s file and sync sharing mobile file management access solutions, activEcho® and mobilEcho®.

mobilEcho is the first secure Mobile File Management (MFM) solution to turn any mobile device into a true business platform by equipping enterprises with the stringent security and management granularity they need. mobilEcho 5.0 offers in-app editing of Microsoft Office® documents, spreadsheets and presentations, military-grade, FIPS 140-2 certified encryption module, and support for Office 365™ hosted SharePoint® sites. activEcho is the industry’s only enterprise file sharing and syncing solution that balances the end user’s need for simplicity and effectiveness with the control, security, manageability, and flexibility required by IT professionals.

Ole Mygind, director of channel sales and distribution in EMEA at Acronis, said: “We are happy to announce that our distributor relationship has now expanded to include CMS. Given the expansion of Acronis’ solution portfolio, the evolution of CMS’ partner community and desire for growth, this is a great time to team up with such an advanced and respected channel lynchpin. CMS’ aggressive growth plans match ours and we are excited CMS is now a key part of our 100% channel model.”

Frank Salmon, group managing director of CMS Distribution, said: "We are delighted to distribute Acronis' market leading products in Backup & Recovery, mobility and virtualisation to CMS' partner customers. Acronis have some excellent solutions and it will increase our software solution offerings to our resellers and provide more options for their customers.”

About Acronis:

Acronis unifies data protection and cybersecurity to deliver integrated, automated cyber protection that solves the safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security (SAPAS) challenges of the modern digital world. With flexible deployment models that fit the demands of service providers and IT professionals, Acronis provides superior cyber protection for data, applications, and systems with innovative next-generation antivirus, backup, disaster recovery, and endpoint protection management solutions. With award-winning AI-based antimalware and blockchain-based data authentication technologies, Acronis protects any environment - from cloud to hybrid to on-premises - at a low and predictable cost.

Founded in Singapore in 2003 and incorporated in Switzerland in 2008, Acronis now has more than 1,500 employees in 33 locations in 18 countries. Its solutions are trusted by more than 5.5 million home users and 500,000 companies, including 100% of the Fortune 1000, and top-tier professional sports teams. Acronis products are available through 50,000 partners and service providers in over 150 countries in more than 40 languages.

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