SOURCE: Quova

September 11, 2007 08:00 ET

Quova Announces Expansion of Its Global Partner Program

Certified Partner Program Will Provide Education and Incentives to Quova's Growing List of World-Class Partners

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - September 11, 2007) - Quova, Inc., the leading worldwide provider of Internet geolocation data and services, today announced the introduction of a new comprehensive partner education and certification program designed to enable partners to provide and license the company's newest solutions, including the recently announced GeoDirectory 6.0 platform.

"The Quova Certified Partner Program is critical to our go-to-market strategy, assuring partners incentives -- along with the right sales and technical support -- to deliver consistent, high-quality IP geolocation solutions to customers," said Bill Varga, Vice President of Business Development at Quova. "Quova's Certified Partner Program provides advanced training and rules creation guidance to partners and offers increased access to Quova's worldwide sales and marketing organization."

The program now includes three levels of partners:

--  Partners - These are partners who have access to integrate a limited
    set of Quova's GeoPoint data from GeoDirectory Server or a data file into
    their solutions.
    
--  Certified Partners - These are partners who have access to integrate
    and implement Quova's GeoPoint from all GeoDirectory Server editions.
    Certified Partners must attend training and demonstrate expertise on basic
    installation, configuration and management of Quova's GeoDirectory Server.
    Certified Partners enjoy increased services in areas such as technical
    support, marketing, and sales services.
    
--  Certified Advantage Partners - There are partners who have access to
    integrate and deploy the complete set of Quova's GeoPoint data including
    all GeoDirectory Server editions and Locators. Certified Advantage Partners
    have demonstrated the highest level of competency and commitment to Quova
    and receive additional benefits including incremental product discounts,
    increased support from Quova, additional training, and access to marketing
    resources.
    

Quova also has several Channel Partners who resell Quova's GeoDirectory Server platform in areas with no direct Quova sales force.

"We're pleased to expand our partnership with Quova," said Fran Rosch, vice president of Authentication Services at VeriSign. "Our goal is to provide best of breed, layered security solutions that protect consumers' identities online, and Quova's IP geolocation data, supported by the Certified Partner Program, is an integral element of our VIP Fraud Detection Service."

The Quova Partner Program was created in 2002 to help companies develop market and provide innovative solutions and services that incorporate geolocation intelligence. The Certified Partner Program will build on the success of the program by adding new marketing opportunities, incentives for certified partners as well as education and training for new solutions, including the new Quova GeoDirectory 6.0 platform. The platform is a high-performance geolocation data server designed to help businesses quickly and accurately determine the location of their online customers to ensure regulatory compliance, detect fraud and deliver customized content to website visitors, regardless of how they access the Internet.

About Quova

Quova gives online businesses the ability to determine the geographic location of their Web site visitors. The company offers the most comprehensive, deeply researched and reliable location data available today -- without compromising individual privacy. More than 300 companies of all sizes use Quova's data and services to detect and prevent fraud, ensure regulatory compliance, manage digital content rights distribution, and localize ads and web content. The company's customer base includes Microsoft, Major League Baseball, American Express, the BBC, Ladbroke's and Cisco Systems, and investors include Mobius Venture Partners and IDG. Quova was founded in 2000 and is based in Mountain View, California.

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