March 14, 2016
Press release

Acronis Signs Distribution Agreement with Aflex in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States

New Agreement Makes Aflex Master Distributor for Acronis Data Protection Solutions

Acronis, the global leader in hybrid cloud data protection, today announced it has signed an agreement with Aflex Distribution, a leading distributor of software solutions and services and a member of Softline Group. As a result of the agreement, Aflex is now the master distributor of Acronis premise-based data protection solutions in Russia and the CIS region. The agreement does not apply to Acronis Cloud solutions and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) sales and partnerships.

Acronis provides complete data protection through an integrated platform of solutions, including backup, disaster recovery and file sync and share. Acronis protects businesses from all types of data loss - files, systems, and applications - related to natural and man-made disasters. Acronis solutions are delivered to end user customers by service providers, distributors and cloud resellers and are designed to be easy to use, highly flexible, and massively scalable to address the rapidly growing data protection market.

Acronis recently launched a new Global Partner Program and is focused on expanding its market reach worldwide by bringing on new partners with a world-class partner program. This includes bringing on new master distributors, which Acronis is actively seeking in regions throughout the world. The master distributor agreement with Aflex supports this strategy and effectively opens up the Russia and CIS region to any partner that wants to sell Acronis data protection solutions, including existing Aflex resellers, new resellers, and other distributors.

Aflex has a strong existing partnership with Acronis and vast experience successfully deploying its data protection solutions. As a result, partners in the region benefit from better support, smoother deployments, and improved operational efficiencies when selling Acronis solutions.

Acronis will continue to work closely with Aflex and maintain an active presence in the region to ensure that its partners are positioned for success, and its end users are successfully deploying Acronis solutions.

"Aflex has proven itself to be a great partner for Acronis and our close working relationship enables them to effectively represent our brand in Russia and the CIS market," saidSerg Bell, Co-Founder and CEO, Acronis. "At the same time, Acronis is hugely present in and committed to the region with nearly 300 engineering staff located in Russia, as well as operational and support teams on the ground to work directly with Aflex and ensure our partners and end user customers get the support they need."

"Acronis provides proven data protection solutions and is recognized as an industry- leading brand in the region. The world-class Acronis technology combined with the broad market reach of our resellers strongly positions us for growth and ensures our end users have a reliable data protection solution with strong local support," said Alexander Pavlov, General Director of Aflex Distribution.

About Aflex Distribution

Aflex Distribution - the official representative of the world's leading software developer that provides a full range of services to promote software products and represent their interests in the Russian Federation and CIS countries. For each vendor in the company there is a special program aimed at attracting new partners and increasing the loyalty of existing ones, which leads to the continuous growth and development of the entire partner network. The strategic goal of Aflex Distribution - business development as vendors and the entire software market through the promotion of the most popular solutions.

For additional information, please visit: http://www.aflex.ru




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 45 locations across the globe. 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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