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BitDefender Enters Into Distribution Agreement with Ingram Micro Canada

Agreement Significantly Expands BitDefender’s Established Channel Partner Program, Increases BitDefender’s Global Reach, and Strengthens Ingram Micro's Portfolio

 
PRLog - May 14, 2007 - FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – May 14, 2007 – BitDefender®, an award-winning provider of antivirus software and data security solutions, today announced a channel partner agreement with the Canadian operations of Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), the world's largest technology distributor, to distribute BitDefender’s powerful security software solutions to solution providers throughout Canada.

Under the agreement, Ingram Micro Canada will distribute the broad line of BitDefender data security products for home, SOHO, SMB and enterprises in Canada. BitDefender offers a complete line of security solutions, providing protection in WIN, FreeBSD and Linux.

“Ingram Micro is a premier global distributor of IT products and solutions,” said Eric Lewis, managing director, BitDefender. “By entering into a channel partner agreement, we are able to expand our reach throughout the Canadian provinces and provide consumers and SMBs with the most advanced, yet simple-to-use antivirus software and data security solutions available. We are very pleased with this partnership and look forward to a longstanding relationship moving forward.”

BitDefender is dedicated to selling through regional partners, as the quality of services, the relationship with customers and the direct contact within the market by channel partners is ideal for multi-layered security products. In addition to providing excellent sales support and expertise in the data security field, BitDefender offers channel partners an intensive training program designed to provide the knowledge necessary to implement its solutions in all critical areas of today’s network environment. BitDefender’s channel partners also benefit from continual support on marketing, sales and technical assistance issues.

"The antivirus software and data security solutions market offers a tremendous opportunity for growth in the channel," says Mike Gazdic, vice president, vendor management, Ingram Micro Canada. "BitDefender’s solid anti-malware offerings provide our customers with a complete solution based on BitDefender’s award-winning, heuristics-based technology, and strengthen our portfolio of antivirus software and data security solutions."

About Ingram Micro Inc.
As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics services, technical support, financial services, and product aggregation and distribution.  The company serves more than 150 countries and is the only global broadline IT distributor with operations in Asia.  Visit www.ingrammicro.ca.

About BitDefender®
BitDefender is a leading global provider of security solutions that satisfy the protection requirements of today's computing environment. The company offers one of the industry's fastest and most effective lines of security software, setting new standards for threat prevention, timely detection and mitigation. BitDefender delivers products and services to over 41 million home and corporate users in more than 180 countries. BitDefender has offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain and Romania. Further information about BitDefender can be obtained by visiting: http://www.bitdefender.com.

U.S. Media Contact:
Peter Gorman, Topaz Partners
Phone: +1 781-404-2430
Email: BitDefender@TopazPartners.com

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