Interland First to Partner with Panda Software to Extend Anti-Virus Solutions to Resellers

With discounts up to 75 percent off security software, Interland and

Panda help address a top priority for resellers and their customer base

 

1/6/2004

Atlanta, GA — (Business Wire) — Interland

(Nasdaq: INLD), a leading provider of Web hosting and online services

for small and medium-sized businesses, today announced a strategic

partnership with Panda Software International, a leading developer of

anti-virus and intrusion protection software. Through the partnership

with Interland, Panda Software is currently extending to all Interland

reseller partners a complimentary, not-for-resale (NFR) copy of Panda

Antivirus Platinum 7.0. As part of the alliance, Interland partners will

receive discount pricing on additional Panda security software.

In a recent customer survey, Interland found that more than 41

percent of its partners identified a top priority was to offer security

solutions to their customers. The findings of this survey, in addition

to Interland’s industry-leading partner initiatives, prompted the

relationship with Panda Software.

“The Interland/Panda program is yet another example of how Interland

is helping our partners grow their business by providing them with real

value-added services they can offer to their customers,” said Tiffani

Bova, Interland’s vice president of sales and channel programs. “With

the escalating number of viruses working their way across the Web

through emails and Web site attacks, arming our partners with a superior

security solution for their clients is a win-win for everyone.”

Through this exclusive Interland program, partners that choose to

resell Panda products can take advantage of discounts of up to 25

percent off list price. In addition, Interland partners wanting to

purchase a NFR multi-user license version of a Panda Antivirus product

receive a 50 percent discount off the list price. As a special

promotion, arranged through the Interland partnership, the first 250

resellers to purchase a NFR multi-user license will get a 75 percent

discount.

The program recently went live on Interland’s partner Web support

site, iPACT, and has received a very positive response from the

company’s nearly 9,000 resellers. Resellers have been very impressed

with the strength of the Panda offering, some say they have replaced

other anti-virus software programs that had been running for years.

“This is the kind of virus protection that can be installed and then

completely forgotten about – it’s perfect,” said one of Interland’s

partners Richard Wood, project manager of E-paynow.com. “Scans can be

scheduled at regular intervals, or performed manually, and its heuristic

scan means it can detect possible viruses that may not be on current

virus lists. Whether the virus is of the encrypted, polymorphic, boot,

file, macro, Java applets, ActiveX controls, email or Internet type, you

are covered.”

“We are extremely pleased that Interland chose Panda Software.

Security and anti-virus solutions are of particular importance to small

to mid sized businesses right now, and Interland offers a unique

opportunity to reach that segment of the market through its powerful

base of resellers,” said Ken Reynolds, vice president of marketing,

Panda Software US. “The initial response has been tremendous and we are

looking forward to continued success with our partnership with a leader

such as Interland.”

For more information on the benefits offered through Interland’s Partner Programs, please visit: www.interland.com/about/programs.

About Interland

Interland, Inc. (Nasdaq: INLD) is a leading Web hosting and online

services company dedicated to helping small and medium businesses

achieve success by providing the knowledge, services and tools to build,

manage and promote businesses online. Interland offers a wide selection

of online services, including standardized Web hosting, e-commerce,

application hosting, and Web site development, marketing and

optimization tools. For more information about Interland, please visit www.interland.com.

About Panda Software

Panda Software (www.pandasoftware.com)

is a leading international developer of anti-virus software for all

types of customers: corporate clients, small and medium sized companies,

and home users. It was the first company to provide True Daily(TM)

updates of virus definitions, as well as centralized administration of

anti-virus protection, both of which have revolutionized the anti-virus

industry. The company’s commitment to customer service and the concept

of the protection of computer systems as a 24-hour/365 day per year

insurance policy rather than merely a software product were also major

breakthroughs for the computer security industry.

All of Panda Software’s products feature exclusive SmartClean(TM)

technology, and the quality of Panda Software’s products has been

endorsed by major industry watchdogs including ICSA Labs and Checkmark.

The company is also known for its user-friendly policies, including free

telephone support for corporate customers, expanded competitive renewal

programs and free disinfection services.