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September 23, 2010 08:00 ET

Leading Edge Consumer Backup Company Clickfree Tops Deloitte Technology Fast 50™

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 23, 2010) - Storage Appliance Corporation, the inventors of Clickfree totally effortless computer backup solutions, has earned the coveted number one spot of the Deloitte Fast 50 Canadian technology companies for 2010.

Richmond Hill-based Clickfree delivered massive growth of 64,000 per cent over the past five years to take the top spot. The results come after Clickfree ranked as one of ten "Companies-to-watch" on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ in both 2008 and 2009.

Clickfree CEO, Bryan Mcleod, credits this success to the focus on developing technology that solves a real and pressing consumer problem; the company's philosophy is based around the idea that backing up personal computer data should be as simple as plugging something into your computer. "We are thrilled to be the fastest growing technology company in Canada this year. Clickfree is constantly striving to make the easiest computer backup products in the world, and customers seem to appreciate the simplicity. The reason we've been so successful in this tough economy is because we simplify technology for consumers." He explains "this is the key to our rapid success, we're expanding into new retail markets at an unbelievable pace. It's not just North America anymore, we're selling globally. If we keep this up we're confident we'll stay in this ranking next year ".

"Making the Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ is commendable in today's highly competitive technology industry," said John Ruffolo, National Leader of Technology, Media and Telecommunications for Deloitte Canada. "We congratulate Clickfree on topping the list of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in Canada.  Storage Appliance Corporation has proven that its leadership has the vision and determination to grow in difficult conditions."

To qualify for the Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ ranking, companies must have been in business for at least five years, have revenues of at least $5 million, be headquartered in Canada, own proprietary technology, and conduct research and development activities in Canada. A panel of industry experts evaluate and judge companies based on four key criteria: competitive advantage; size, growth, and market attractiveness; management effectiveness and organization; and financial performance.

About the Deloitte Technology Fast 50™

The Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ program is Canada's pre-eminent technology awards program. Celebrating business growth, innovation and entrepreneurship, the program features four distinct categories including the Technology Fast 50™ Ranking, Companies-to-Watch Awards (early-stage Canadian tech companies in business less than five years, with the potential to be a future Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ candidate,) Leadership Awards (companies that demonstrate technological leadership in four industry subcategories: hardware/semiconductor, software, telecommunications and emerging technologies) and the Deloitte Technology Green 15™ Awards (Canada's leading GreenTech companies that promote a more efficient use and re-use of the earth's resources in industrial production and consumption.) Program sponsors include Deloitte, Gowlings, GrowthWorks, TMX Group, Wellington Financial, HKMB Hub International, National Angel Capital Organization, CVCA, MaRS and IGLOO Software. For further information, visit www.fast50.ca.

About Clickfree

Storage Appliance Corporation, operating under the Clickfree™ brand, makes technology easy for consumers. As the inventors of effortless consumer backup, the Clickfree™ software makes backing up a PC or Mac as easy as plugging it in to the USB port — no software to install or configure. Clickfree is dedicated to offering consumers the Ultimate Backup Experience. Clickfree brings together features that have never before been available in a single backup product including flawless restore. Recognized as the market leader in consumer backup, Clickfree has received numerous awards from CNET™, PCMag™ and Laptop™ magazine. Clickfree's software is not just easier – it's smarter. With 23 patents pending, this exclusive technology is only available to Clickfree™ customers. Visit www.Clickfree.com for additional information.

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