21 November 2013
Press release

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 2013 - Acronis® 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 Microsoft 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 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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