Press Releases 2017

 

 

August 

“IDS Lands Spot on 2017 CRN Fast Growth 150 List for 3rd Straight Year”

(Chicago, IL) — August 7, 2017 — IDS, a leading data center technology integrator and cloud services provider, has been named to The Channel Company’s 2017 CRN® Fast Growth 150 list for the third consecutive year and is ranked at No. 55.

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June

“IDS Selected for Crain’s Chicago Fast 50 for Seventh Time”

(Chicago, IL) — June 6, 2017 — IDS, a leading data center technology integrator and cloud services provider, has been recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business as one of the 50 fastest-growing companies in Chicago. Marking their seventh year earning a spot on Crain’s Fast 50 List, IDS is ranked at No. 49.

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“IDS Named to CRN’s 2017 Solution Provider 500 List”

(Chicago, IL) — June 22, 2017 — IDS, a leading data center technology integrator and cloud services provider announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named IDS to its 2017 Solution Provider 500 list. The Solution Provider 500 is CRN’s annual ranking of the largest technology integrators, solution providers and IT consultants in North America by revenue.

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Press Releases 2016

October

“IDS Named CRN® Triple Crown Award Winner for Second Straight Year”

(Chicago, IL) — October 10, 2016 — IDS, a leading data center technology integrator and cloud services provider, has been honored by The Channel Company with the esteemed 2016 CRN® Triple Crown Award. Fewer than 60 North American solution providers had the necessary revenue, growth and technical expertise to be recognized on three of CRN’s pre-eminent solution provider lists, earning them the Triple Crown Award this year.

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August

“Elite List Recognizes Thriving Solution Providers in the IT Channel”

(Chicago, IL) — August 9, 2016 — IDS, a leading data center technology integrator and cloud services provider, has been named to The Channel Company’s 2016 CRN® Fast Growth 150 list for the second year in a row. With a growth rate of 96 percent, IDS ranks No. 50, and is one of only six Chicago-area companies selected.

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June

“IDS Named to to Crain’s Chicago Fast 50 for Sixth Time”

(Chicago, IL) — June 16, 2016 — IDS, a leading data center technology integrator and cloud services provider, has earned a position on the 2016 Crain’s Chicago Fast 50.  Marking another year of impressive growth, this is IDS’ sixth appearance on Crain’s list of Chicago’s fastest-growing public and private companies.

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“IDS Named to CRN’s 2016 Solution Provider 500 List”

(Chicago, IL) — June 6, 2016 — IDS, a leading data center technology integrator and cloud services provider, announced today that it ranks #199 on The Channel Company’s CRN 2016 Solution Provider 500 list. Since 1995, this annual ranking of the largest technology integrators, solution providers and IT consultants in North America by revenue serves as the industry standard guide for the most accomplished partners in the channel.

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March

“IDS Named One of 2016 Tech Elite Solution Providers by CRN®”

(Chicago, IL) — March 29, 2016 — IDS, a leading data center technology integrator and cloud services provider, announced today that it has been named by the Channel Company to the CRN®, 2016 Tech Elite 250 list. This annual list honors an exclusive group of North American IT solution providers that have earned the highest number of advanced technical certifications from leading technology vendors.

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Press Releases 2015

December

“IDS Named CRN® Triple Crown Award Winner”

(Chicago, IL) — December 21, 2015 — IDS, a leading data center technology integrator and cloud services provider, announced that it has been honored by The Channel Company with the esteemed 2015 CRN® Triple Crown Award. Fewer than 60 North American solution providers had the necessary revenue, growth and technical expertise to be recognized on three of CRN’s pre-eminent solution provider lists, earning them the Triple Crown Award this year.

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September

“IDS Named to 2015 CRN Fast Growth 150 List”

(Chicago, IL) — September 22, 2015 — IDS, a leading data center technology integrator and cloud services provider, announced that it has been named to The Channel Company’s 2015 CRN® Fast Growth 150 list. Based on gross revenue over the two-year period from 2012 to 2014, The Fast Growth 150 list ranks solution providers based in North America with significant economic growth. In a turbulent IT economy, these companies have shown exceptional prowess in growing their operations and constantly providing essential services to their customers.

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August

“IDS Named to Inc. 5000 for Fifth Year”

(Chicago, IL) — August 19, 2015 — IDS, a leading data center technology integrator and cloud services provider, is excited to announce their inclusion in the 34th annual Inc. 5000 list, honoring the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. This year IDS ranked No. 167 in the Chicago market and No. 3912 overall, a significant improvement over their last ranking. This marks the fifth time IDS has been recognized on the Inc. 5000 list.

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“IDS Announces Integration Center with Cutting-Edge Process Improvements Generating Impactful Customer Benefits”

(Chicago, IL) — August 13, 2015 — IDS, a leading data center technology integrator and cloud services provider, today announced the launch of the IDS Integration Center, providing new and existing customers with impactful operational advantages. The IDS Integration Center is dedicated to providing the best possible experience for IDS customers, delivering benefits like reduced time to market, improved inventory management and the implementation of pre-integrations.

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July

“IDS Launches Industry-Leading Asset Management Portal to Arm Customers Against Common Business Problems”

(Chicago, IL) — July 7, 2015 — IDS, a leading data center technology integrator and cloud services provider, today announced the addition of an Asset Management Portal to their portfolio of customer benefits. The new portal will enable customers to independently track and manage their IT assets and maintenance contracts without additional reliance on manufacturers.

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June

“IDS Named to CRN Solution Provider 500”

(Chicago, IL) — June 18, 2015 — IDS, a leading data center integrator and cloud solutions provider, today announced it has been named to The Channel Company’s 2015 CRN® Solution Provider 500. The annual list, spanning eight categories, from hardware and software sales to managed IT services, recognizes the top revenue-generating technology integrators, MSPs and IT consultants in North America.

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“IDS Honored as Recipient of EMC Partner Services Quality Award”

(Chicago, IL) — June 4, 2015 — IDS, a leading data center integrator and cloud services provider, today announced it has received the Partner Services Quality Award from EMC Corporation for achieving outstanding service excellence and customer satisfaction as measured by the EMC Partner Services Quality (PSQ) program.

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May

“IDS Announces Expansion of Engineering Team to Increase Focus on Transformational Technologies”

(Chicago, IL) — May 11, 2015 — IDS, a leading data center technology integrator and cloud services provider, today announced the expansion of their industry-leading engineering team with three strategic new hires. The expansion will fuel growth within the IDS consulting practice, increasing focus around big data, analytics, security, and software-defined networking.

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April

“IDS Named to 2015 List of CRN Tech Elite 250”

(Chicago, IL) — April 8, 2015 — IDS today announced it has been named to The Channel Company’s CRN® Tech Elite 250. This annual list recognizes an elite group of IT solution providers that have invested in the training and education needed to earn the most advanced technical certifications from leading vendors.

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March

“IDS Reveals an Updated Brand Identity Including a New Website and Formalized Branding Surrounding Their Cloud Services Offerings”

(Chicago, IL) — March 30, 2015 — IDS, a data center technology integrator and cloud services provider in Chicago, IL, today announced the release of a refreshed brand identity including a new logo and website. The company also announced formalized branding surrounding their cloud services offerings featuring archiving, backup, disaster recovery and infrastructure solutions.

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“IDS Named to “20 Most Promising EMC Solution Providers” List by CIO Review”

(Chicago, IL)  — March 3, 2015 — IDS, a leading cloud services provider and data center technology integrator, announced today that it was named one of the “20 Most Promising EMC Solution Providers” by CIO Review. Selected by a notable panel of CEOs, CIOs, CMOs and VCs, IDS was recognized for their innovative use of EMC technologies and the critical value-add services they provide to leading IT organizations.

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January

“IDS Introduces Managed Backup Service Powered by CommVault Technology”

(Chicago, IL)  — January 8, 2015 — IDS, a leading Data Center Technology Integrator and Cloud Services Provider, today announced the delivery of CommVault technology through a new partnership to support their Cloud and Managed Backup Services. With CommVault software, IDS will provide industry-leading backup capabilities that increase backup success rates while reducing costs and minimizing inefficiencies.

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Press Releases 2014

November

“IDS Announces New Director of Pre-Sales Engineering to Support Growth Within Data Center Solutions”

(Chicago, IL) – November 20, 2014 — IDS, a leading Data Center Technology Integrator and Cloud Services Provider, today announced it has hired Ajay Patel as Director of Pre-Sales Engineering. Patel has an impressive background in engineering and IT management, with over 20 years of industry experience.

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July

“Integrated Data Storage Honored As Recipient Of 2013 EMC Partner Services Quality Award”

(Chicago, IL) – July 22, 2014 — Integrated Data Storage, a leading Data Center Technology Integrator and Cloud Services Provider, today announced it has received the 2013 EMC Partner Services Quality Award from EMC Corporation for achieving outstanding service excellence and customer satisfaction as measured by the EMC Partner Services Quality (PSQ) program.

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May

“Integrated Data Storage Named to 2014 List of Tech Elite 250 by CRN”

(Chicago, IL) – May 2, 2014 — Integrated Data Storage (IDS), a Data Center Technology Integrator and Cloud Services Provider, today announced it has been named to CRN’s annual list of the Tech Elite 250. These companies represent an elite group of IT solution providers that have invested in the training and education needed to earn the most advanced technical certifications from leading vendors.

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Press Releases 2013

July

“Integrated Data Storage Announces Partnership with All-Flash Enterprise Storage Vendor, Pure Storage”

(Chicago, IL) — July 25, 2013 — Integrated Data Storage announced a new partnership with Pure Storage, an all-flash enterprise storage company enabling the broad deployment of flash in the Data Center. IDS joins the Pure Storage Partner Program (P3), bringing its award-winning engineering expertise and customer-first attitude to the partnership as both companies strategically position themselves in the burgeoning solid-state enterprise storage market, helping their customers realize the price and performance benefits of flash-based arrays.

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June

“Crain’s Chicago Names Integrated Data Storage to the 2013 “Fast Fifty” for Fifth Consecutive Year”

(Chicago, IL) — June 3, 2013 — Integrated Data Storage, one of the nation’s fastest growing Data Center Technology Integrators and Cloud Service Providers, today announced it has been named to the Crain’s Chicago “Fast Fifty” list. This prestigious ranking recognizes the fastest growing companies in the Chicago area. This is the fifth consecutive year, starting in 2009, IDS that has been ranked on the list.

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May

“Integrated Data Storage Honored as Recipient of 2012 EMC Velocity Services Quality Award”

(Chicago, IL) — May 20, 2013 — Integrated Data Storage announced it has received the 2012 EMC® Velocity™ Services Quality Award from EMC Corporation for achieving outstanding service excellence and customer satisfaction as measured by the EMC Velocity Services Quality (VSQ) program.

“As an EMC Velocity Services Quality Award winner, Integrated Data Storage demonstrates leadership in service delivery quality and exemplifies the high standards to which EMC holds its own Global Services organization,” said Jeff Schmitt, Americas Theatre Lead, Global Services Partners, EMC Corporation.”

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“Integrated Data Storage Earns EMC Velocity Services Quality Award, Seventh Consecutive Year”

(Chicago, IL) — May 6, 2013 — Integrated Data Storage announced today it has earned the 2012 EMC® Velocity Services Quality Award from EMC Corporation for the seventh consecutive year, having done so each year since the award’s inception. Integrated Data Storage earned the prestigious award by achieving outstanding customer service and satisfaction as measured by the EMC Velocity Services Quality (VSQ) program.

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April

“Cleversafe Announces Elevate Partner Program to Expand Channel Opportunities, Address Customer’s Demanding Data Requirements”

The following is a press release published by Integrated Data Storage manufacturer partner Cleversafe Inc., in which IDS CTO Justin Mescher was quoted.

(Chicago, IL) — April 15, 2013 — Businesses today have data requirements of scale, security and efficiency that require groundbreaking solutions. Service providers and systems integrators have been limited in their ability to deliver more innovative solutions and simply fall far short of tackling hyper-scale data growth. To address this, Cleversafe Inc., the solution for limitless data storage, today announced its Elevate Partner Program designed to provide channel partners—including Value-Added Resellers (VAR), Managed Service Providers (MSP), Independent Software Vendors (ISV), and Global Systems Integrators—with the most innovative technology solutions, marketing support and training they need to enrich, cultivate and expand enterprise market selling opportunities.

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“Integrated Data Storage Enters Partnership with Merge Healthcare”

(Chicago, IL) — April 5, 2013 — Today, Integrated Data Storage announced a new partnership with Merge Healthcare (NASDAQ: MRGE) a leading provider of clinical systems and innovations that seek to transform healthcare. With IDS being a market leader in the Data Center for over a decade, this new partnership is a natural fit.

“From the moment we heard about the concept of Merge HoneycombTM, we knew it was a perfect fit for the IDS Cloud. Storing Personally Identifiable Information (PII) in the cloud doesn’t come without very strict compliance requirements,” said Justin Mescher, CTO of Integrated Data Storage.

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March

“Major International Law Firm, McDermott Will & Emery, Begins Partnership with Integrated Data Storage”

(Chicago, IL) — March 25, 2013 — McDermott Will & Emery selected Integrated Data Storage to host their mission-critical platform for its Discovery & Dispute Services Center.

IDS has been a market leader in the Data Center and Cloud Services arenas for over a decade and the new partnership between the two organizations is the perfect match. Over the course of the last eleven years, IDS has built solutions for the top law firms in Chicago, as well as many other high-demand clients such as trading firms, healthcare providers, and professional sport teams. Over the last eleven years, IDS has installed petabytes of storage for the legal market spanning Tier 1, archive, and backup platforms.

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“Integrated Data Storage Expands Cloud Infrastructure, Continues Growth”

(Chicago, IL) — March 18, 2013 — Integrated Data Storage LLC, recently made a major investment in its Cloud infrastructure to accommodate the tremendous growth experienced over the past nine months. Over the course of this timeframe, IDS has tripled its Cloud customers and added several new offerings.

The IDS Cloud Services are hosted in four Tier 3 data centers across the country to ensure maximum redundancy at all layers. IDS continues to grow to meet the demands of their customers from Data Center locations, connectivity, core switching, and storage.

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February

“Integrated Data Storage Named to CRN’s 2013 List of Tech Elite 250, Third Consecutive Year”

(Chicago, IL) — February 26, 2013 — Integrated Data Storage announced today it has been named to CRN’s third annual list of the Tech Elite 250. This is the third consecutive year IDS has been name to the list, 2011 being the inaugural year. Companies on the 2013 Tech Elite 250 list represent an elite group of IT Solution Providers that have invested in the training and education needed to earn the most technical certifications in the IT channel.

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Press Releases 2012

December

“Cleversafe Delivers Another Record Growth Year; Leads Dispersed Object-Storage Industry by Securing More Than 15 Billion Data Objects”

The following is a press release published by Integrated Data Storage manufacturer partner Cleversafe Inc.

(Chicago, IL) — December 05, 2012 — “Integrated Data Storage (IDS), a channel partner, acquired Cleversafe’s Dispersed-Object Storage solution to bolster its public cloud and offer customers a more comprehensive cloud strategy at a more cost effective price point. Many rapidly growing enterprises want to grow their storage consumption as their data grows and IDS provides a secure, reliable and cost effective entry-level environment across multiple data centers in the US to manage the challenge.”

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November

“Integrated Data Storage Adds 16 New IT Professionals to Expand Cloud Offerings, Continue Award-Winning Service”

(Chicago, IL) — November 29, 2012 — Integrated Data Storage (www.idstorage.com) today announced 16 new hires supporting the company efforts in expanding its cloud based offerings, while continuing to deliver award-winning service. The new hires extend IDS’s team to more than 60 employees. IDS recruited the most experienced and tenured IT professionals across multiple business channels, bolstering the company’s unique methodology of a streamlined process from pre-sales design to post-sales implementation.

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August

“Integrated Data Storage Named to the 2012 Inc. 5000 List for Third Consecutive Year”

(Chicago, IL) — August 16, 2012 — For the third year in a row, Integrated Data Storage has been recognized by Inc. Magazine in their annual Inc. 5000 list, an exclusive ranking of the fastest-growing privately held companies in America. IDS is ranked number 3158 on the prestigious list, which is considered a hallmark of entrepreneurial success. Past members of the list include Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Jamba Juice, Timberland, ClifBar, Patagonia, Oracle and Zipcar.

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June

“Integrated Data Storage Named to UBM Channel’s Solution Provider 500 List for Second Consecutive Year”

(Chicago, IL) — June 25, 2012Integrated Data Storage, one of the nation’s fastest growing data center technology integrators, today announced it has been recognized by UBM Channel as a part of CRN’s 2012 Solution Provider 500 list, which ranks the top technology integrators in North America. Formerly known as the “VAR 500”, the Solution Provider 500 ranks the highest producing solution provider organizations in the IT channel from hardware sales, software sales, and managed IT services. IDS placed 366 in the annual ranking, moving up over 100 spots from its 2011 ranking.

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“Integrated Data Storage Named to the Crain’s Chicago Business ‘Fast Fifty,’ Fourth Consecutive Year on List”

(Chicago, IL) — June 3, 2012Integrated Data Storage, one of the nation’s fastest growing data center technology integrators, today announced it has been named to the Crain’s Chicago Business “Fast Fifty” list, which recognizes the fastest growing companies in the Chicago area. This is the fourth consecutive year, starting in 2009, IDS has been ranked on the list.

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May

“Integrated Data Storage Honored as Recipient of 2012 EMC Velocity Authorized Services Network Quality Award”

(Chicago, IL) — May 29, 2011 — Integrated Data Storage today announced it has received the 2012 EMC® Velocity™ Services Quality Award from EMC Corporation for achieving outstanding service excellence and customer satisfaction as measured by the EMC Velocity Services Quality (VSQ) program.

The EMC VSQ program is a project-specific survey program designed for partners with VelocityServices designations to solicit customer feedback about the quality of the partner’s service engagements.

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March

“Integrated Data Storage Expands Cloud Offering by Acquiring One Petabyte of Additional Storage”

(Chicago, IL) — March 26, 2012 — Integrated Data Storage announced today the acquisition of one petabyte of storage to expand its cloud offering. The expansion of storage not only bolsters the company’s public cloud (storage-as-a-service) offering, but also makes available to IDS customers the option for a so-called “hybrid” solution leveraging their own existing virtualized infrastructure.

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“Integrated Data Storage Names Paul Prickett as Director of Post-Sales Engineering”

(Chicago, IL) — March 9, 2011 — Integrated Data Storage, one of the nation’s fastest growing Data Center Integrators, today announced the hiring of Paul Prickett as the Director of Post-Sales Engineering.

Paul has over 22 years experience in IT, both as an Engineer and as a Business Executive. For the last 7 years, he has served as CIO: first for a large Chicago law firm, and then at Heartland Alliance, a nonprofit for human needs and rights.

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February

“Integrated Data Storage Named to CRN’s 2012 Tech Elite 250 List”

(Chicago, IL) — February 21, 2012 — Integrated Data Storage announced today it has been named to CRN’s second annual list of the Tech Elite 250. This is the second consecutive year IDS has been name to the list, 2011 being the inaugural year. Companies on the 2012 Tech Elite 250 list represent an elite group of IT Solution Providers that have invested in the training and education needed to earn the most technical certifications in the IT Channel.

In compiling the list, CRN editors worked with the UBM Channel research group and a team outside experts to define the most customer-beneficial technical certifications in the IT channel. These technical certifications have enabled solution providers to deliver the most premium products, service and support to their North American customers.

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Press Releases 2011

September

“Integrated Data Storage Announces Plans to Open New Office in Western United States”

(Chicago, IL) — September 8, 2011 — Integrated Data Storage, LLC, one of the Midwest’s leading datacenter technology integrators, today announced that it will be opening a new office in the Western US to position itself better in markets located in Colorado, Arizona, Nevada and California.

The new office will be the company’s fifth, after having expanded from its Chicago, IL headquarters to locations in Wisconsin, Indiana, Kansas and Missouri in the last few years.

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June

“Integrated Data Storage Honored as Recipient of 2011 EMC Velocity Authorized Services Network Quality Award”

(Chicago, IL) — June 12, 2011 — Integrated Data Storage today announced it has received the 2011 EMC® Velocity™ Services Quality Award from EMC Corporation for achieving outstanding service excellence and customer satisfaction as measured by the EMC Velocity Services Quality (VSQ) program.

The EMC VSQ program is a project-specific survey program designed for partners with VelocityServices designations to solicit customer feedback about the quality of the partner’s service engagements.

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January

“RSA Gives Small and Mid-Sized Organizations Enterprise-Class Alternative to Risky Reliance on Passwords”

The following is a press release published by Integrated Data Storage manufacturer partner RSA, in which IDS CTO Justin Mescher was quoted.

(Bedford, MA) — January 26, 2011 — RSA, The Security Division of EMC (NYSE: EMC) announced RSA® Authentication Manager Express, its newest strong authentication solution designed to meet the cost and convenience requirements of SMBs. The same risk-based RSA technology used to protect millions of online transactions every day and more than 250 million identities worldwide is being made available in a package that businesses of any size can use.

… “RSA Authentication Manager Express is another great example of RSA innovation that will help us meet strong demand from our mid-market customers for an industry-leading strong authentication solution designed specifically for them,” said Justin Mescher, CTO, Integrated Data Storage Solutions. “RSA’s product is cost-competitive, implements seamlessly into almost any IT environment and is designed to be one of the easiest ways to add another layer of security to resources that require end user remote access. Coupled with an expanded set of RSA SecurWorld reseller training resources and benefits, we expect RSA Authentication Manager Express will help us drive new interest among mid-market customers that were previously hesitant to consider strong authentication solutions priced and designed for larger enterprises.”

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