CA Again Among Best Channel Vendors in Business Solutions Magazine Survey

Resellers Rate CA One of the Best Storage Vendors for Second Straight Year, Give High Marks for Product Features and Reliability

Jan 14, 2010, 09:00 ET from CA

ISLANDIA, N.Y., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CA (Nasdaq: CA) today announced that it has again been named one of the "Best Channel Vendors" in a survey of Value-Added Resellers (VARs) conducted by Business Solutions magazine. This latest accolade marks the third time in the past year that Business Solutions readers have recognized CA's channel-only storage business and its strong Recovery Management software offering, which includes CA ARCserve Backup and CA XOsoft High Availability.

"One of the largest of its kind, our Best Channel Vendors survey gives resellers a unique chance to identify the cream of the IT vendor crop," said Sue Bresee, publisher for Business Solutions magazine. "Once more, CA has demonstrated that it has the programs and the technology offerings that VAR partners find exceptionally valuable."

To ensure the statistical accuracy of the Web-based Best Channel Vendors survey, Business Solutions partnered with Penn State University who counted more than 12,000 votes cast from 1,354 unique resellers.

Vendors were rated on a scale of 0 (worst) to 5 (best) in seven categories including service/support, channel friendly, channel program, product features, product reliability, product innovation, adequate VAR margins. Respondents rated CA highly across all categories, giving it the highest marks in "Product Features" and "Product Reliability."

One VAR commented that "they continuously introduce new features without increasing the selling price. Deduplication in r12.5 is almost free."

"We continue to work extremely hard to give our reseller partners the very best tools and technologies to be successful," said Adam Famularo, senior vice president and general manager for CA's Recovery Management and Data Modeling Business Unit. "We are very proud of this latest survey result, where the channel community is once again recognizing the tremendous value and quality of CA's recovery management products."

This is the second year in a row that CA was named one of the Best Channel Vendors by Business Solutions magazine. Also, in another survey conducted by the publication last fall, resellers ranked CA ARCserve Backup and CA XOsoft High Availability among the "Best Channel Products."

More information on CA Recovery Management solutions is available at www.ARCserve.com.

About Business Solutions Magazine

Business Solutions magazine provides advice to VARs, integrators and solution providers with customers ranging from Fortune 1000 to SMBs on how to increase sales, improve profits, and better serve customers by integrating complementary technology. The monthly magazine features information on selling new technologies, penetrating burgeoning vertical markets and integrating complementary technologies into total solutions. For more information, visit http://www.businesssolutionsmag.com/.

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