Dec 5th 2011

KeepItSafe to recruit 50 UK partners over the next six months

Online backup expert extends UK operations with launch of partner programme

London, UK – 5th December 2011 – KeepItSafe, global provider of managed online backup and disaster recovery services and a brand of j2 Global Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:JCOM) today extended its commitment to the UK with the launch of its dedicated partner programme, as the company looks to recruit 50 partners over the coming 6 months.

The rate at which companies are producing data is growing exponentially, and organisations of all sizes are waking up to the inadequacy of traditional backup strategies for business critical information. KeepItSafe provides an online backup & DR solution for both small to medium enterprises (SMEs) and large enterprises, which simplifies backup and recovery and eliminates the need for manual backup processes.

Online backup is inherently more reliable and convenient than other alternatives, such as backup tape, a sixty year old technology that’s susceptible to loss, theft and, according to Gartner, fails 71% of the time. The online backup market is fast emerging as the preferred method for securing data essential to businesses. KeepItSafe’s online backup and disaster recovery services allow resellers to rapidly exploit the market trend and to take advantage of the company’s market expertise and superior product offering. The company plans to sign up 50 UK resellers for its fully managed, fully monitored service by June 2012.

Eoin Blacklock, Managing Director at KeepItSafe, commented: “With some reports suggesting that business data is doubling year on year, the only truly scalable, reliable and secure way to back up the volumes of information organisations are producing today is online. We look forward to helping our partners capitalise on this growth, and encourage them to take advantage of our sales and marketing services and technical expertise.”

Key benefits of the KeepItSafe partner programme:

1. KeepItSafe offers dedicated technical expertise including full installation of KeepItSafe and sales and marketing support exclusively to their partners. This allows resellers to take advantage of the huge market potential in selling online backup, guided by expert advice.

2. In addition to a revenue share, resellers benefit from promoting a product with superior features. These include automated, scalable backup; storage across multiple data centres; the highest available level of encryption; and configuration of data according to KeepItSafe’s ISO 27001 accreditation.

3. A dedicated support link, fully managed by KeepItSafe, reduces the pressure on IT managers involved with maintenance and file recovery.

About KeepItSafe

KeepItSafe® a brand of j2 Global Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:JCOM), is a powerhouse in online data backup and Disaster Recovery. One of the few online backup and DR companies in the world with ISO 27001 certification, KeepItSafe® has worked with customers since 2003 to ensure that their scheduled or continuous data backups are executed flawlessly and that data can be restored from any location at any time.

KeepItSafe® is committed to providing fully managed and monitored online backup service, while continuing to expand the possibilities of online backup, and educate business owners on the risks of data loss.