13 May 2003

Kroll Ontrack looks to the channel for European growth

~ partner programme to broaden international presence ~

Kroll Ontrack, which provides data recovery software and services under its Ontrack brand, is expanding its programme to encourage partners to include data recovery services in their own portfolios.

The data recovery expert is looking to double the number of value added resellers (VARs), IT maintenance companies and corporate partners affiliated to its partner programme, over the next few months. These will fit into two types of relationship - ‘service’ or ‘corporate’ status.

Service partners can include data recovery in their existing service offerings. They can either subcontract or, alternatively, refer data recovery work to Ontrack directly. This enables them to add value to existing customer relationships, and generate new revenue streams.

Corporate partners obtain immediate assistance in the case of data loss and benefit from a discounted rate. They also profit from reduced data recovery turn around times and software discounts.

The overall aim of the partner programme is to educate companies about the importance of handling data loss scenarios safely and efficiently.

\"Our partner programme has been a great success to date and we want to continue to expand and emulate this achievement across Europe,\" said Philip Bridge, global programme manager, data recovery at Ontrack. \"We are always looking for new partners, and are hoping that this programme will help us seek out, attract, and ultimately assist the best in the market.\"

A free copy of Ontrack’s data protection guide and partner pack can be found at www.ontrack.co.uk. Alternatively, interested parties can contact the Partner Team at Ontrack on +44 (0) 1372 741 999 or by emailing partnerseurope@ontrack.com.

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About Kroll Ontrack

Kroll Ontrack, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kroll Inc, is a leading provider of data recovery and electronic evidence services. It helps individuals, companies, law firms and government agencies recover electronic information quickly and cost-effectively.

Kroll Ontrack is able to recover lost or corrupted data from all operating systems and types of storage devices through its do-it-yourself, remote and in-lab capabilities. Kroll Ontrack's award-winning utility software tools help prevent critical data loss through problem-solving and file-management utilities.

Formerly known as Ontrack Data Recovery Europe Ltd., Kroll Ontrack operates as the 'Technology Services Group' of Kroll. This is one of four businesses dedicated to providing practical and integrated solutions to organisations worldwide to help safeguard them against risk.