Asigra Partner Program Awarded 5-Star Ranking by CRN Magazine for Second Year in a Row

Mar 25, 2013

TORONTO, March 25, 2013 – Asigra Inc., a leading Cloud Backup™, recovery and restore (BURR) software provider since 1986 today announced it has been named to CRN Magazine's 2013 Partner Program Guide and awarded a 5-Star rating for the company's partner program. The CRN Partner Program Guide is the definitive listing of manufacturers and software publishers that service solution providers or provide products to the IT Channel. The guide recognizes those vendors who have channel programs and derive a portion of their sales through the indirect IT Channel. The 5-Star Partner Program rating recognizes an elite subset of Partner Program Guide vendors who give solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs.

The 5-Star rating methodology is based on objective criteria which takes into account each vendor's investment in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support and communication. Vendors are assessed using information provided in their completed applications.

The Asigra Hybrid Partner program allows VARs, MSPs and cloud service providers (CSPs) to choose the best data protection delivery model for their business when it comes to deploying a cloud-based data recovery solution. Asigra also provides value beyond software with access to several channel program resources to accelerate partner sales pipelines. Additionally, Asigra has teamed with Miller Heiman to offer partners access to their Strategic Selling® program, helping partners win more business in highly competitive sales environments. Asigra's conflict-free channel model ensures a level playing field for every Hybrid Partner, providing a dedicated channel development manager, access to the Asigra Campaign Manager, an automated marketing platform with turnkey demand generation campaigns to expand business opportunities. Asigra also offers the industry's first cloud backup training certification program to further qualify and differentiate partner organizations.

"Asigra supports its partners in the growing cloud-based data recovery market with strong technology, revenue producing sales and marketing resources and access to the company's partner ecosystem rolodex," said Brian Doyle, VP and DC Services, PCNet. "This makes entry into the business much less complicated with a faster return on investment. Asigra is the obvious choice to ensure rapid success in the exploding cloud services space."

"The companies listed in CRN's 2013 Partner Program Guide represent a comprehensive list of the best channel programs on the market today," said Kelley Damore, Senior Vice President and Editorial Director, for UBM Tech Channel's CRN. "The 5-star award is reserved for vendors that understand that a successful partnership does not rely solely on the technology. By offering their partners tools, education and regular updates, vendors on this list go above and beyond traditional support to ensure a mutually beneficial partnership."

"Reliable data recovery is the ultimate form of IT insurance and we support the most qualified service providers in the industry with our advanced approach," said Eran Farajun, Executive Vice President, Asigra. "For the second consecutive year we have been recognized by CRN as a 5-Star Channel Program award winner and believe this exemplifies the value we provide to our partners."

The 2013 Partner Program Guide is featured on CRN.com and the 5-Star Partners listing will be highlighted in the March 26th, 2013 edition of CRN.

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About Asigra

Asigra is the leading cloud computing software vendor focused on backup, recovery and restoration with more than 550,000 global installations. Asigra Cloud Backup™ transforms the way businesses manage and protect their data by delivering seamless end-to-end data protection that efficiently scales and easily adapts to any IT environment. With more than 26 years of experience as backup/recovery pioneers, Asigra manages one of the largest business-class backup service provider ecosystems in the world who power their cloud backup services using Asigra technology and provide hands-on local service. Asigra is recognized by leading analyst firms as a top cloud storage vendor. Asigra Cloud Backup was recently recognized with the 2012 Frost & Sullivan North American Cloud Based Data Management New Product Innovation Award and named "Product of the Year" by Storage Magazine. Asigra was also awarded a 5-Star rating in the CRN Magazine's 2013 Partner Program Guide, named a CRN 2013 Channel Chief, and also named a Best Channel Partner for 2013 by Business Solutions Magazine. Asigra is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with offices globally. For more information, visit www.asigra.com

About UBM Tech Channel

UBM Tech Channel, a UBM company, is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM Tech Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. To learn more about UBM Tech Channel, visit us at: www.ubmchannel.com.

UBM LLC

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Contacts:

Betzi Hanc
UBM Tech Channel
508.416.1182
betzi.hanc@ubm.com

Joe Austin
The Ventana Group for Asigra
818.332.6116
joe.austin@ventanapr.com

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