SOURCE: Kazeon

May 15, 2007 09:11 ET

Kazeon Launches Multi-Faceted Partner Program

Kazeon Partner Network Allows Company to Ramp Global Growth to Meet Customer Demand

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 15, 2007 -- Kazeon, the recognized leader in unstructured information management, today announced the launch of its partner program. The Kazeon Partner Program is a key component of Kazeon's global go-to-market strategy as the company scales to accommodate the exponential growth in demand for its solutions in eDiscovery, Information Security, and Storage Optimization.

The Kazeon Partner Network is made up of the best solution providers in the industry who leverage Kazeon technology while providing consulting, training and integration services to deliver maximum differentiation and value to their customers. The institution of this program illustrates the growing momentum and success the award-winning Information Server product family has already received in the channel.

"Customer demand for our battle-tested and proven product portfolio has created an enormous opportunity for channel partners," said Ed Bauer, vice president of sales at Kazeon. "To capitalize on this opportunity we are aggressively building out the Kazeon Partner Network through a select group of partners who can help revolutionize the way companies find and organize their information to solve today's top business problems."

"IAS is proud to be a charter member of Kazeon's partner program," said Amy Rao, CEO of Integrated Archive Systems, Inc. IAS is a leading provider of storage, data protection, security, and data lifecycle management solutions on the West Coast. "With the addition of Kazeon's technology expertise and their partnership with Network Appliance, we are able to leverage a network of support and services to offer a fully integrated Information Management portfolio to our customers."

"Insight Investments is confident that Kazeon's innovative information management solutions and partner programs will deliver key capabilities enabling Insight to help our customers find, report, manage and secure their information," said Mathew Neally, senior vice president at Insight Integrated Systems, a Division of Insight Investments Corp. "Insight believes that data is the most critical asset owned by an organization. We take great pride in offering expert resources, the best technologies, and cost effective professional services to our customers. Kazeon's partner programs display a great commitment to their channel and Insight is very excited to expand our relationship as a Charter member of their Partner program."

"As the emerging leader in delivering integrated eDiscovery solutions, our customers look to SANZ for help in managing, securing and locating their information quickly," said Todd Oseth, chairman and CEO of SANZ Inc. "We are thrilled to be deepening our relationship with Kazeon as a charter member of their Authorized Partner program and excited to extend our end-to-end solutions to include integration with the Kazeon Information Server IS1200. By offering the added capability of secure information management, our customers can rest assured that their sensitive data is protected and easily retrievable."

Recognizing the individual requirements of each organization, Kazeon offers a formal affiliation with its partners, presenting a complementary, tailor-made business model that is designed to assist and bolster the sale of Kazeon solutions through the channel. The four categories are geared towards Kazeon's authorized third party establishments, including reseller partners, service partners, technology solution partners and business solution partners. Each program is comprised of different requirements and benefits, developed to provide customers with best-of-breed products, services and training. The Kazeon Partner Program consists of the following categories:

Authorized Reseller Partner

--  The reseller partner resells Kazeon products and/or services to their
    current customers and prospects. The benefits to resellers enable a
    business extension with Kazeon solutions and higher resale margin.
    
Authorized Service Partner
--  The service partner licenses the Kazeon Information Server and uses it
    as part of their service offerings at customer locations. Partners benefit
    by adding Data and Risk Assessment Practices to their portfolios.
    
Authorized Technology Solutions Partner
--  The technology solutions partner provides installation and/or other
    technical services for the Kazeon Information Server. The partner may be a
    sub-contractor to Kazeon or another Kazeon partner that provides
    installation or other type services including assessment services.
    
Authorized Business Solution Partner
--  The business solution partner recommends Kazeon solutions to address a
    specific business problem. The partner is trained on the Information Server
    but is neither reselling the product nor using the product as part of their
    service.
    
For more information on the Kazeon Partner Network please contact Greg Philippe, director of channel development, at Greg.Philippe@kazeon.com.

About Kazeon

Kazeon is recognized as the industry leader in Unstructured Information Management. The Information Server product line provides the foundation for corporations to search, manage, and secure their digital assets. Through innovative data indexing, classification and search technology, Kazeon has helped hundreds of customers worldwide drive out excessive cost, risk, and drain on productivity associated with the rapid growth of information to tackle the challenges of Legal Discovery, Compliance, and Data Privacy. In securing partnerships with Google and Network Appliance, Kazeon has quickly gained wide market acceptance for its award-winning products, as recognized by Storage Magazine, Network World, Datamation, and InfoStor. Leading global organizations like SAP, GE, Cisco, Bosch, ING Group, Phillips, Novartis, and INVESCO rely on Kazeon solutions.

Founded in 2003, Kazeon is headquartered in Mountain View, California. For additional information about Kazeon, please visit http://www.kazeon.com.

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