LOS ALTOS, California, April 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- IronKey, the leader in secure and managed portable computing solutions, today announced it has been recognized by Everything Channel as a top information technology (IT) vendor for its Elite Partner Program. Additionally, the IronKey Elite Partner Program was recognized with a Five-Star rating representative of an exceptional program and commitment to the partner community.

IronKey is the first in the Secure Portable Storage solution category partner program awarded a Five-Star recognition in the Emerging Technology category in Everything Channel's 16th annual 2010 Partner Program Guide (PPG). This award acknowledges IronKey's commitment to the channel and strength of its programs for reseller partners, which include IT integrators, technology solution providers and consultants.

IronKey's award-winning Secure Portable Storage solutions are designed for partners (Strategic Alliances, Technology Partners and Channel Partners) to provide value-add solutions and services around data protection, strong authentication, encryption and privacy to large enterprises and government agencies.

IronKey's Elite Partner Program is designed to attract partners who have security, storage, and virtualization practices supported with sales, technical and marketing resources to reach enterprise and mid-market customers. The partner ecosystem encompasses Distributors, Elite Solution Providers, National, Federal and Authorized Partners offering value to:

- Increase and expand existing security, storage and virtualization practices - Gain high margins and build recurring revenue business models - Increase customer loyalty through award-winning and innovative solutions, excellence in technical support and investment protection

Research for the 2010 Everything Channel Partner Program Guide and the Five-Star Partner Program rating was conducted by Everything Channel's research department. Everything Channel analyzed 130 vendor programs rating vendors' responses to in-depth questions about their partner programs in the five elements of sales support, partner profitability, partner ecosystem development/management, partner communication/marketing and demand generation.

To ensure fair comparisons, companies were placed in one of four categories based on company size (Enterprise, Midsize, Small and Emerging). Questions from each section were scored individually and weighted appropriately. The Five-Star Partner Program rating recognizes the elite subset of Partner Program Guide vendors who give solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs. The Five-Star rating is bestowed on programs whose overall rating is among the elite based on company size.

We are pleased to deliver to the Channel an exclusive list of the leading vendor channel programs with details about key technologies, program opportunities, and information on the hottest new program offerings, said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, Everything Channel. The quality of a technology vendor's partner program determines how profitable its partners will be. For their commitment to their business partners and their efforts to build quality programs, we congratulate those recognized as this year's Five-Star Partner Program winners for helping to drive greater revenue in the channel.

IronKey is honored to receive our first Five-Star Partner program award. Partners are an integral part of the IronKey family and are instrumental to our success as the world's leader in Secure Portable Storage solutions, said David Jevans, CEO, IronKey. Our investment in 2010 for partners will continue to increase with more resources, enablement tools and training, more demand generation programs, enhanced margin structure and increased operational efficiencies to simplify doing business with IronKey.

The IronKey PPG award page can be viewed online at: http://www.crn.com/var/apps/2010/ppg/details.jhtml?c=82

About IronKey

IronKey is the global leader in providing secure and managed portable storage, authentication, and trusted virtual computing solutions for mobile workers. IronKey multifunction portable security devices, management software and associated services are designed to meet the security, performance, and privacy standards of the most demanding enterprise and government customers. IronKey solutions range from IronKey Basic, the world's most secure USB flash drive, to the IronKey Enterprise Virtual Desktop solution for carrying a secure operating system and virtual desktop environment on a pocket-sized device.

IronKey works with industry leaders in virtualization, storage and security, including Lockheed Martin, McAfee, MokaFive, RSA, RingCube and VeriSign to extend the applications of its secure mobile computing platform. IronKey products are FIPS 140-2, Level 3 validated. Thousands of customers use IronKey, including Fortune 500 companies, enterprise organizations in financial services, healthcare and legal markets, as well as government agencies, including FEMA, NATO and DHS. For more information, please visit http://www.IronKey.com.

About Everything Channel (http://www.everythingchannel.com, http://www.channelweb.com)

Everything Channel, headquartered in Framingham, MA, is a technology marketing and sales solutions company. Through its Complete Technology Channel Solution, Everything Channel offers the right business tools to accelerate technology sales. From branding and recruiting to marketing and sales, Everything Channel offers technology marketers the unmatched breadth and depth of global brands and market intelligence combined with unparalleled audience loyalty and credibility serving all technology sales channels through an extensive database. Everything Channel provides innovative field sales and marketing solutions to the sellers of technology to achieve measurable and significant results.

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Contacts: Heidi Rosenberg Nadel Phelan +1-831-440-2405 heidi@nadelphelan.com Maureen Park Everything Channel +1-516-562-5942 Maureen.park@ec.ubm.com


CONTACT: Heidi Rosenberg of Nadel Phelan, +1-831-440-2405,heidi@nadelphelan.com; or Maureen Park of Everything Channel,+1-516-562-5942, Maureen.park@ec.ubm.com