Datacastle Partners with MISCO Germany to Bring Cloud-Based Backup and Data Protection to Germany

By Datacastle, PRNE
Monday, January 10, 2011

LANGEN, Germany and SEATTLE, January 11, 2011 - Datacastle, a market leader for business resiliency solutions for the
mobile workforce, and MISCO Germany Inc., a leading online provider of IT
products and services and division of Systemax Inc., announced today that
they have partnered to offer commercial users, end users, resellers and
system integrators a comprehensive, cloud-based backup and data protection

In 2009 the German Government modified Germany's Federal Data Protection
Act (Bundesdatebschutzgesetz) BDSG to require companies to notify victims of
data breaches. Germany is also a leader in the EU discussions to protect
employee and customer information. "With the possibility of growing media
coverage of data breaches and public awareness, German companies will
continue to take data privacy very seriously," commented Stefan Schimansky,
General Manager of MISCO Germany. "This partnership with Datacastle
positions us to address the backup and data protection needs of organizations
as well as to provide resellers and system integrators with a service they
can offer their customers."

The partnership between Datacastle and MISCO Germany will enable
organizations to protect sensitive information and backup critical data on
laptops, desktops and tablets with a single easy-to-use agent that is
centrally managed from a vault deployed on the Microsoft Windows Azure
platform. Datacastle Personal Edition from MISCO Germany will offer automatic
online backup and recovery, while Datacastle Enterprise Edition will also
include at rest encryption, port access control, remote data deletion and
device trace.

MISCO Germany will also give resellers and system integrators an
additional service to offer their current customers and open up new revenue
streams. Because the Datacastle solution is a hosted service, resellers
eliminate infrastructure costs, minimize the strain on IT resources, and can
get up and running fast to offer a backup and data protection solution to
their customers.

"MISCO Germany has the breadth of customer coverage and quality of
service to meet commercial, end user and reseller needs while delivering a
high quality service," said Ron Faith, president and CEO of Datacastle. "We
are thrilled to be partnering with them to bring the Datacastle cloud-based
backup and data protection solution to the German market."

About Datacastle

Datacastle makes an organization's mobile workforce resilient to the
unexpected. Listed in Gartner's Hype Cycle for Storage Technologies, 2010,
Datacastle RED turns vulnerable business information into a resilient,
managed business asset. Datacastle empowers IT to enforce data policies and
exceed compliance requirements. To learn more about Datacastle RED, visit, follow us on Twitter @Datacastle, or call

About Systemax Inc.

Systemax Inc. (, a Fortune 1000 company, sells
personal computers, computer components and supplies, consumer electronics
and industrial products through a system of branded e-Commerce web sites,
retail stores, relationship marketers and direct mail catalogs in North
and Europe. The primary brands are TigerDirect, CompUSA, Circuit
City, MISCO, WStore and Global Industrial.

About MISCO Germany

Misco Germany, a subsidiary of Systemax Inc., is a leading online
provider of IT products and services to the private and public sector.
Systemax has operations in the UK, France, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Spain
and Sweden and online presence in Austria, Switzerland, Portugal, Belgium and
Ireland and sells under the names Misco, Wstore and inmac-Wstore.

Media Contact Systemax Europe: Tracy Lamb, +44-(0)-808-181-6934, tlamb at; or Media Contact MISCO Germany Inc., Sandro Assenmacher, +49-(0)-6103-305-185, sass at; or Media Contact Datacastle: Karen Sumner, media at, +1-425-996-9684 Ext 704

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