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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.