WOODCLIFF LAKE, New Jersey, February 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Syncsort, a global leader in high-performance data processing, data integration and data protection recovery software, today announced that its BEX data protection software has achieved VMware Ready(TM) status. This designation indicates that Syncsort BEX has passed a detailed evaluation and testing process managed by VMware and is now listed in the VMware Partner Product Catalog.

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Passing the extensive VMware-specified testing helps ensure that Syncsort BEX makes best use of VMware technology and is ready for deployment in customer environments.

We are pleased that Syncsort BEX qualifies for the VMware Ready(TM) logo, signifying to customers that it has passed specific VMware testing and interoperability criteria and is ready to run their mission-critical business applications and operations, said Bernie Mills, senior director, alliance programs, VMware.

By using Syncsort BEX with VMware vSphere 4, organizations will achieve cost-effective low-impact virtual server backups coupled with fast recovery and secondary storage savings, all from a single pane of glass, said Harvey Tessler, SVP Product Management and Strategic Planning. BEX accelerates server virtualization and improves virtual server density without impacting application performance. Syncsort will be exhibiting at the VMware Virtualization Forum 2010 in Paris on February 4, 2010.

The VMware Ready program is a VMware co-branding program for qualified partner products and is a benefit of the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program. With more than 1200 members worldwide, the VMware TAP program works with best-of-breed technology partners to provide them a comprehensive set of VMware technical and marketing services, support, tools and expertise to deliver enhanced value to joint customers.

Syncsort BEX can be found within the online VMware Partner Product Catalog at http://wwwa.vmware.com/partnercatalog/catalog.

About Syncsort Incorporated

Syncsort is a global software company that speeds data processing, data integration, and data protection recovery. Supported by a professional services team built on 40 years of expertise, Syncsort helps customers drive ROI with software solutions that combine high performance, optimal hardware utilization, and ease of use. With over 12,000 deployments worldwide, Syncsort customers include 90 of the Fortune 100 companies. Syncsort is headquartered in Woodcliff Lake, NJ, and has international subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, France, and Germany, with support centers in the United States and Netherlands. An international network of partners, resellers and distributors positions Syncsort products as an integral component of IT solutions. For more information call +1-201-930-8200 (+1-877-327-8951 in the US and Canada) or visit: http://www.syncsort.com.

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SOURCE: Syncsort Incorporated

CONTACT: Amy Limb, Syncsort Incorporated, +1-201-882-8324,Alimb@syncsort.com; or Jeff Horan, LVA Communications, +1-860-739-5598,Jeff@lva.com