Channel Management International and PineApp Sign Distribution Agreement - Deal provides unprecedented margins for Canadian IT Technology Resellers

    GATINEAU, QC, April 12 /CNW Telbec/ - Channel Management International
(CMI), a Canadian channel management and distribution company has signed a
Canadian distribution agreement with PineApp, which offers a line of
sophisticated anti-spam appliances. PineApp is now available in Canada to
CMI's authorized resellers.
    PineApp's Mail-SeCure appliance provides complete corporate email
security including advanced spam filter, anti-virus, anti-relay, backscatter
prevention, Denial of Service (DoS) protection and mailbombing resilience.
    "The value for resellers in carrying this product is in the margins that
PineApp is willing to provide to successful resellers - while offering a
proven and successful product," said Karen Letain, chief executive officer of
CMI. "The product has been proven over and over again in certified lab-trials
and with customers to stop all network email threats and to block more than
98% of spam with less than 0.01% false positives. Existing products on the
market provide 95 to 96% effectiveness. PineApp stops the spam epidemic that
most corporations and government IT battle on a daily basis."
    Although PineApp is new to the Canadian market, it has been a proven and
trusted product with thousands of installations in over 50 countries around
the world. Founded in 2002 as a spin-off of a security specialist company,
PineApp has offices in Europe, Middle-East, Asia and North America.
    "We are 100% focused on the channel and are putting every effort into
supporting this model with highly competitive pricing to entice new VARs or to
draw attention for customers who would consider replacing existing equipment
that is not effective," said Steven Curry, vice president of channels sales
for PineApp. "We are very pleased to have partnered with a high quality firm
such as CMI for distribution. They bring extensive Canadian market knowledge
and a strong reseller base to assist PineApp in its expansion into the
Canadian market."

    Benefits of PineApp include:

    - No 'per user' pricing! Simply select the unit that will best support
      your organization:
        - Mail-SeCure 2000 Series - Up to 500-750 users, 40GB drive (IDE).
        - Mail-SeCure 3000 Series - Up to 1500-2000 users, 80GB drive (SATA).
        - Mail-SeCure 5000 Series - Up to 10,000+ users, 2x72GB drives (SCSI,
          RAID 0,1) with dual power supply.
    - Extra-strong anti-virus protection based on 5 engines: F-Secure,
      Kaspersky and PineApp's heuristic engine. PineApp is the only vendor
      that can activate all engines simultaneously and not affect system
      performance. Anti-virus can be updated every 30 minutes and includes
      definition and zero hour detection.
    - Email spam filter based on 11 different spam detection engines delivers
      a detection ratio of more than 98% and less than 0.01% false positives.
      Engines include Commtouch RPD(TM), RBL, zombie detection, pattern
      recognition, bayesian, rule- based and more.
    - Unique IP reputation rating technology adds an additional layer of spam
    - New Image-based spam detection based on a Recurrent Pattern Detection
      (RPD) mechanism.

    PineApp is available immediately and pricing starts around $2000.

    About PineApp

    PineApp, a leader in securing networks and email systems, offers
comprehensive security appliance solutions for all sized organizations.
PineApp's products incorporate best-of-breed technology. The advanced eleven
layer Anti-Spam engine is enhanced by proven technology that prevents all
known Spam, including Image-based Spam and by a special IP reputation system.
The five layer Anti-Virus system includes a unique Zero-hour(TM) outbreak
detection engine. Visit us online at:

    About Channel Management International

    Channel Management International ( ) is a leading
innovative Canadian Channel Management Company that creates sales
opportunities for Canadian based technology resellers and IT manufacturers.
Experienced and knowledgeable in the Canadian market, CMI brings emerging and
innovative IT security products to resellers that will differentiate them in
the competitive Canadian market. CMI provides a responsive single point of
contact for a range of vendors while delivering effective sales and technical
support, guaranteed lead generation and customer focused marketing programs
that drive revenue, shorten sales cycles and reduce costs. Visit us online at:

For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Channel Management
International: Leigh Ann Empey, VP of Marketing, (819) 770-9996 ext 117,; PineApp: Steven Curry, VP of Channel Sales, Americas, (877)
300-3422 x 801,

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