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May Mitchell, VP, Global Channel Sales of IronKey Recognized as a 2011 Channel Chief by Everything Channel's CRN


February 22, 2011 - SUNNYVALE, CA

IronKey, the leader in secure and managed portable computing solutions, today announced that May Mitchell has been named a Channel Chief by the Everything Channel's CRN. Channel Chiefs are leaders in creating effective channel programs for solution providers. They consistently defend, promote and execute effective channel partner programs and strategies.

As VP of Global Channel Sales, Mitchell is responsible for shaping the strategic vision and execution of the global channel program. She has successfully expanded IronKey's global Elite Partner Program to over 600 partners world-wide. The Elite Partners have been instrumental in making IronKey the market leader in encrypted secure storage. To leverage the partner investment, IronKey will be introducing new solutions to add to their security portfolio that builds on the IronKey Trusted Platform -- generating more revenue opportunities and higher margins with their existing installed base or to new business accounts. For 2011, her innovative program will include Trusted Access for Banking, available to targeted high-value partners.

This year's Channel Chiefs were chosen based by Everything Channel editorial on criteria including policy and program innovations made during the past year, the amount of revenue their company generates through partners, their willingness to speak out publicly on behalf of the channel, and the number of years they have dedicated to channel activities.

"Mitchell's passion for the Channel has helped IronKey to increase margins, add value and demonstrate loyalty to our channel partners," said Arthur Wong, IronKey's CEO. "We look forward to working with our Channel partners through 2011 as they help their customers protect portable data and protect online banking users from the ZeuS Trojan, Spyeye and other malware."

"Being named a Channel Chief is one of the most prestigious honors in the IT industry. This year's Channel Chiefs offer tremendous insight into the who's who of the Channel," said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, Everything Channel. "Top channel executives consistently ensure that the Channel's voice is heard when strategic decisions are being made and continually nurture mutually profitable relationships. We applaud this year's Channel Chiefs for their successful partner programs and strategies."

For additional information on the CRN Channel Chief list, visit www.channelweb.com. The Channel Chief list was published in the February 21, 2011 issue and can be found at http://www.crn.com/news/channel-programs/229218966/2011-channel-chiefs-the-list.htm.

For more information on IronKey's solutions for secure and managed portable computing, Trusted Access for Banking and channel programs, contact IronKey at info@ironkey.com or visit https://www.ironkey.com.

About IronKey
IronKey provides essential security products for mobile and remote workers. IronKey solutions protect remote workers from the threats of data loss, compromise of passwords, and computers infected by malicious software and crimeware such as the ZeuS and Spyeye Trojans. IronKey multi-function devices connect to a computer's USB port and are easy to manage with the IronKey management service. This allows users to securely carry sensitive corporate data, strongly authenticate to VPNs and corporate networks and isolate remote workers from malicious software and crimeware. IronKey customers include Fortune 500 companies, healthcare providers, financial institutions and government agencies around the world. www.IronKey.com

About Everything Channel
Everything Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, Everything Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. Everything Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about Everything Channel, visit us at http://www.everythingchannel.com.

About United Business Media Limited
UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. UBM's businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities -- from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists -- with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com.

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Scott Regan
Everything Channel
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Deb Montner
Montner & Associates
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