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Schneider Electric


APC by Schneider Electric, a global leader in critical power and cooling services, provides industry leading hardware, software, and services designed to ensure availability and higher energy efficiency across the residential, business network, data center, and manufacturing environments. Backed by the strength, experience, and wide network of Schneider Electric’s Critical Power & Cooling Services, APC delivers well planned, flawlessly installed and maintained solutions throughout their lifecycle. Through its unparalleled commitment to innovation, APC delivers energy efficient solutions for critical technology and industrial applications.



Datto® is the leading provider of comprehensive data backup, recovery and business continuity solutions with nearly two million customers and 8,000 partners worldwide. With its Total Data Protection Platform, business data is protected everywhere it resides, whether on-premise, in virtualized environments, in the cloud, and software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications, including Salesforce, Google Apps, and more. Datto stores over 100 petabytes of cloud data worldwide for businesses ranging from Fortune 500 enterprises to small businesses.

Datto’s core technologies such as instant virtualization, Screenshot Backup Verification™, Inverse Chain Technology™, Backup Insights™, and end-to-end encryption are the cornerstones of its innovative solutions. Industry firsts also include 24/7/365 in-house tech support and time-based cloud retention, that empowers its partners with predictable cloud billing. For more information about Datto and the recent acquisition of Backupify, visit datto.com or datto.com/backupify, follow @DattoBackup on Twitter or connect with us on LinkedIn.

Founded in 2007 by Austin McChord, Datto is privately held.



eFolder is a leading supplier of cloud data protection, business continuity and cloud file sync solutions for MSPs, cloud service providers, system integrators and VARs. Delivered as wholesale services to the channel, eFolder enables its partners to provide branded data protection and file sync services and to generate highly profitable, recurring revenue. eFolder services complement many of the managed service offerings already deployed by partners and integrate with common PSA systems, making adoption of eFolder services fast and easy. eFolder also empowers cost-effective partner and end-user private clouds, allowing partners to meet the needs of any client, regardless of size or readiness to engage in public cloud services.

eFolder is a privately held company and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA. For more information, please visit: http://www.efolder.net and follow us on Twitter: @eFolder.



HP explores how technology and services can help people and companies address their problems and challenges, and realize their possibilities and aspirations. We apply new thinking and ideas to create more simple, valuable, and trusted experiences with technology, continuously improving the way our customers live and work.
No other company offers as complete a technology product portfolio as HP. We provide infrastructure and business offerings that span from handheld devices to some of the world’s most powerful supercomputer installations. We offer consumers a wide range of products and services from digital photography to digital entertainment and from computing to home printing. This comprehensive portfolio helps us match the right products, services, and solutions to our customers’ specific needs.



Lenovo is a US$34 billion personal technology company – the largest PC maker worldwide and an emerging PC Plus leader – serving customers in more than 160 countries. Dedicated to exceptionally engineered PCs and mobile internet devices, Lenovo’s business is built on product innovation, a highly-efficient global supply chain and strong strategic execution.  Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the Company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services. Its product lines include legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and Idea-branded consumer PCs, as well as servers, workstations, and a family of mobile internet devices, including tablets and smart phones. Lenovo, a global Fortune 500 company, has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina.



MAXfocus is the platform of choice for the largest community of future-focussed MSPs and IT support companies in the world. The MAXfocus platform empowers MSPs and IT support companies to deliver world-class IT Operations and IT Service management to their customers with a customisable set of services that has the lowest total cost of ownership in the industry. MAXfocus sits at the heart of a global community of more than 10,000 of the world’s leading MSPs  and an extensive network of partners and industry leaders and delivers the commitment and investment to enable MSPs to evolve their service offerings as strategic, consultative services to their clients.




StorageCraft Technology Corporation provides best-in-class business continuity solutions for IT environments. StorageCraft® delivers backup, disaster recovery, system migration, data protection, and cloud services to help businesses recover anytime, anywhere. With our award-winning solutions, you and your clients can recover quickly and easily following any disaster, great or small. Located in Draper, Utah, U.S.A., StorageCraft was founded in 2003. The legendary reliability of the StorageCraft® Recover-Ability™ solution benefits small-to-midsize businesses and large enterprises alike, as well as original network manufacturers and our network of certified StorageCraft partners—including managed service providers, value-added resellers, and authorized distributors. www.storagecraft.com




TBI is the nation’s leading Master Agent serving more than 2,000 agents throughout the country. TBI is a one-stop source for unbiased advice on a vast array of services from more than 50 providers of voice, internet, data, mobility, cloud, and managed services. Agents work with TBI to simplify quoting, benefit from an award-winning support team, and earn high commissions. For more information on how to become a partner, please visit http://www.tbicom.com.

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Breach Secure Now! is a new service from HIPAA Secure Now!

With over 2,000 clients in all 50 states and based on feedback from many of the 200 National Partners, HIPAA Secure Now has built a new security service to help small to midsize (SMB) businesses.

Breach Secure Now! is a radically new security service that combines employee security training, written security policies, security risk assessment, PII data discovery and data breach intelligence, $100,000 of breach protection and breach response services (forensics, breach response and credit monitoring).

MSPs can partner with Breach Secure Now! to offer these needed services to their clients, increasing their revenue and helping clients to significantly decrease the chance of a data breach. Breach Secure Now! is a white labeled service that partners can brand and set the pricing that clients pay for the service.



Carbonite is a leading provider of cloud and hybrid backup and recovery solutions that keep businesses in business. With enterprise-grade solutions designed specifically for the unique data protection needs of small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs), Carbonite provides channel partners with the most comprehensive backup experience to deliver to customers and grow their own businesses. More than 1.5 million customers, including 75,000 SMBs, trust Carbonite’s powerful yet simple solutions that fuel continuity and ensure business information is always protected, available, and useful. To learn more about joining Carbonite’s world-class partner program, please visit http://www.carbonite.com/partners/become-a-partner/overview.



CNET ChannelOnline™ is a SaaS application with an ecommerce storefront that automates the complete sales cycle from quote to purchase order. With ChannelOnline, IT resellers can cut quoting time to as little as 10 minutes. And with major suppliers including Ingram Micro, D & H, and Tech Data visible in a single application dashboard, VARs and MSPs have fast and easy access to the information they need.
At the foundation of ChannelOnline is DataSource™, CNET’s premier product data, which powers many of the world's largest ecommerce sites, and is included in every subscription at no additional cost. This rich content foundation, merged with a broad range of integrated channel suppliers, enables an IT company of any size to provide its customers with the best content and catalog coverage in the industry, including accessory products and rich product data such as multi-angle images, key selling points and marketing descriptions.



Itopia is a new breed of technology company dedicated to providing the fastest, easiest, most secure way for IT Service Providers to realize the promise of cloud computing. Our Workspace-as-a-Service solution (WaaS), which some refer to as Desktop-as-a-Service (or DaaS), helps Service Providers transition businesses of all sizes from legacy premise-based IT infrastructure to cloud-delivered apps, desktops and entire corporate IT systems. Our platform delivers everything from business productivity to industry specific software from our extensive library of approximately 1,000 applications. We are one of a select group of Certified Commercial Hosts for Intuit's QuickBooks desktop software. To learn more, visit itopia.us or contact us at .



RapidFire Tools, Inc.: Bringing you the world’s #1 Non-invasive IT Assessment Tools
Join your ASCII peers and subscribe to Network Detective, the super quick, easy, inexpensive and completely non-invasive way to perform world-class IT assessments.
Chose from four different kinds of IT assessments – Network, Security, Exchange, and SQL Server Assessments – then produce compelling, branded reports that will take your IT service company to the next level.
ASCII members qualify for preferred pricing when purchasing at this event. Use one or all modules for 30-days. Love it or your money back. To learn more, or call 678-323-1300, ext. 2.


Vertical Axion


Vertical Axion is a done for you Internet marketing solution. This exclusive program was built from input of ASCII members by an ASCII member. Vertical Axion’s sole purpose is to improve Internet marketing for small to medium sized business through website design, online marketing, and unique blog content that brings more clients to a company. We strive to find technology solutions that grant business owners the ability to grow their own company through lead generation and brand awareness. The team at Vertical Axion consists of expert developers, graphic designers, and writers that are devoted to empowering small and medium business owners. When a business is struggling to grow or the growth just isn’t fast enough, Vertical Axion can help achieve their goals without high costs and delays.

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Vorex’s cloud-based platform helps teams and midmarket organizations perform project management and professional services automation (PSA) through one, simple and feature-rich platform. Vorex is focused on making it easy and intuitive for project managers, CIOs and managed service providers (MSPs) to manage, grow and track their businesses in a single location. This approach enables business owners to focus on the strategy required to move their businesses forward, empowering them to better serve customers, be more productive and improve profitability. Headquartered in Dallas, Vorex serves hundreds of customers throughout North America. Vorex has regional offices in San Francisco, New York and London. For more information, visit www.vorex.com and follow them on Twitter @vorexinc.

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Bitdefender protects your customers and increases your revenue with Cloud Security for MSPs. The industries #1 ranked antimalware is completely integrated with ConnectWise and N-able (with more integrations on the way), allowing you to cut your operating expenses by reducing the risk of attack and simplifying security management. In addition you’ll be maximizing revenue with Bitdefender’s aggressive margins. 

Bitdefender also provides the most advanced security for virtual environments including VMware, Citrix Xen and Hyper-V deployments, allowing you to increase VM density by up to 30%!
To find out more go to http://www.bitdefender.com/business/cloud-security-for-msps.html.



CloudConnect specializes in providing fully hosted virtual desktops specifically designed for business. As the hosted solution for SMB, CloudConnect provides its partners the ability to deploy Windows-based desktop and server environments for their end users. A comprehensive and highly available platform improves management capability, enhances uptime and security, and reduces IT costs. CloudConnect’s mspCloudTM provides a central management portal, allowing IT professionals and their administrators complete access to their user environments. Within minutes, user groups may be provisioned, allowing for installation of third-party software and management of end users. Ongoing replication and data protection eliminates the need to purchase or manage other recovery or backup solutions. With its strong partner network, CloudConnect is resold by service providers nationally, allowing its partners to provide and support a dependable Windows desktop solution for their end users.




ConnectWise is a comprehensive help desk and internal support software for today’s IT department and professionals. Leveraging the cloud, the platform fully integrates business-process automation, support requests, time-tracking, project management, inventory management, and reporting that dramatically improve accountability, efficiency, and productivity. Built with documented best practices, templates, and blueprints, ConnectWise empowers your IT department to maximize its potential and ensure issues and incidents never fall through the cracks and get resolved quickly. Our help desk software leverages a proprietary, market-leading ticketing system that empowers you to provide the best support to your colleagues and company. For more information, visit www.ConnectWise.com or call 800-671-6898.




iScan Online, Inc. is a data breach risk intelligence platform, enabling organizations to know their financial impact to a data breach. Our patented solution discovers unprotected data, detects vulnerabilities and combines the intelligence to produce actionable data breach analytics.

In 2014, iScan Online was awarded SC Magazine's Security Industry Innovator of the Year and most recently recognized by CIO Review magazine as a Top 20 Enterprise Security Company.




LabTech Software is the leading global provider of remote monitoring, management (RMM), and automation software for today’s IT service providers. Whether you’re an experienced IT managed service provider (MSP) or an hourly rate one-man shop, LabTech can help you significantly improve your operational productivity and efficiency by leveraging the power of IT automation. LabTech’s functionality can take care of any repetitive IT maintenance task or process, monitor mission critical network components and automatically run auto-remediation programs, and so much more. At LabTech Software we proudly say, “If you can think of an IT task, LabTech can automate it!”



OpenDNS helps the world connect with confidence on any device, anywhere, by providing cloud-delivered network security and DNS services. Umbrella for MSPs is cloud-delivered network security that uses predictive intelligence to combat malware that antivirus and firewalls miss. Our intelligence uses machine learning to proactively protect against known and emergent threats before your customers are attacked. This decreases time spent remediating infections by as much as 80%. Plus, you can grow additional revenue streams by offering the granular Web filtering service that is included with Umbrella for MSPs.  www.opendns.com



Solana Networks is an innovative technology company that delivers SparrowIQ - The only bandwidth monitoring and network traffic analysis software that has been built for MSPs, with their SMB clients in mind. SparrowIQ is a turnkey network traffic monitoring solution developed to provide MSPs with real-time traffic and bandwidth visibility into network usage, based on Conversations, Applications, Users, Domains, Countries, and Class of Service. SparrowIQ's award-winning resource efficient design combines powerful performance monitoring capability in an easy-to-deploy, intuitive package. Sparrow's versatility allows it to be used as both an assessment and continuous monitoring solution.

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AMT provides security solutions for MSP’s, retail chains, regional franchises,K-12, Higher-Ed, Managed/Hosted access control service providers,HOAs, and Dealers/Integrators building RMR platforms. Unlike traditional access control solutions, which are impractical for these applications,AMT uses cloud-technologies to lower cost and complexity, and provideeasy and intuitive delegation of administration to users. AMT is an Advantage HID Channel Partner and Assa Abloy Elite Access Control Partner. To learn more about AMT, visit www.amt-us.com.

Calyptix Security


Calyptix makes network security easy for small and medium offices. Our customers do not waste time with products made for an enterprise. Instead, they get simple and powerful security that fits their needs and their budgets. The result? Higher profits and safer networks for our customers and reseller partners.


“Basically all of our clients get a Calyptix firewall as part of doing business with us. The ease of use and configuration makes us more efficient, and the level of protection is great. We rarely see malware issues once our client’s systems are protected by Calyptix. If you’re thinking of partnering with them, I’d say don’t hesitate. It’s one of the best moves we’ve made.” 


– ASCII Member Andrew Harper, CEO, GaelTek 




The Channel Company, with established brands including CRN®, XChange® Events, IPED® and SharedVue®,  is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com




CompTIA is the voice of the world's IT industry. As a non-profit trade association advancing the global interests of IT professionals and companies, we focus our programs on four main areas: educate the IT channel, certify the IT workforce, advocate on behalf of the IT industry, and give back through philanthropy



Fonality provides business phone systems and unified communications for growing businesses. Our solutions are feature-packed with integrated call management and our award-winning UC software, Heads Up Display™ is all about collaboration, boosting productivity, improving customer service, and enabling employees to work smarter. Fonality serves more than 30,000 businesses in 99 countries around the world. Fonality delivers partners the most simple, reliable and affordable communication services available in the market, with both cloud and on-premise options available to fit your customers business needs. We offer industry-leading compensation with both upfront and recurring schedules, market development funds, and dedicated partner support.



JoomConnect is an innovative and powerful combination of marketing solutions and platform integration designed to streamline every aspect of managed service’s operations. Founded by the Upstate New York MSP, Directive, JoomConnect has unique insight into what marketing solutions a managed service provider will benefit from. JoomConnect offers inbound and outbound marketing services for the MSP community with offerings such as MSP blog content distribution, printed and e-newsletter services, content creation, brochure kits, SEO, marketing campaigns, and more. JoomConnect also offers video marketing services, including talking-head videos and both animated and live action commercials. By combining their marketing automation platform with a diverse selection of marketing services, JoomConnect can create and fulfill comprehensive marketing initiatives from start to finish. With over 10,000 compatible applications, JoomConnect’s integration platform assists in operations, such as gathering and automating sales leads, managing tracks and projects, creating client service tickets, managing billing and inventories, resource scheduling, human resource management, and more.


QuoteWerks provides the tools necessary for MSPs and VARs to efficiently and accurately prepare, manage, and deliver interactive sales quotes and proposals to their customers. With QuoteWerks, you can create quotes and proposals in minutes and streamline your sales quoting process by integrating with your CRM/PSA and accounting solutions, such Autotask, ConnectWise, Outlook, and QuickBooks.

Our complete distributor procurement integration saves you countless hours by enabling you to retrieve your pricing and availability, place electronic orders, and track your shipments, serial numbers, and receiving. Our Product Content Subscription makes it easy to create visual appealing quotes with product pictures, customer friendly descriptions, accessories, and more. You can even deliver quotes through the cloud, which enables your customers to electronically sign and accept your quote, as well as make payment. Best of all, you know every time your customer views the quote.

With QuoteWerks, it is easy to quote your Products, Services, Managed Services, and even HaaS.




Retrospect Backup & Recovery Software gives your customers peace of mind, knowing that their business is protected from the financial impact of data loss. Retrospect offers your customers:
Complete, versatile, and easy-to-manage data protection with automated backups and reliable restores.
Migration and consolidation of inactive critical data to long-term data retention for business and government compliance.Powerful cross-platform duplication of data in native format for immediate access from the same or different computer.

Retrospect offers you:
• Higher margins
• Dedicated sales support
• Superior technical support
• Sales leads
• Partner program with added benefits



As the market leader of Security Policy Orchestration, Tufin automates and accelerates network configuration changes while maintaining security and compliance. Tufin's award-winning Orchestration Suite™ gives IT organizations the power and agility to enforce security policy across complex, multi-vendor enterprise networks. With more than 1,400 customers worldwide, Tufin enables IT to positively impact the entire business by reducing the time and cost to implement network changes by up to 80 percent.



With over 14,000 miles of lit fiber and metro rings in 23 strategic tier-one, tier-two, and tier-three markets, US Signal’s infrastructure is one of the largest, fully deployed networks in the Midwest. The network’s optical backbone features Cisco Systems latest carrier class architecture and supports all of US Signal’s products.  US Signal’s product portfolio includes a full suite of colocation, disaster recovery, security and cloud hosting services to complement its network offerings. Delivery of these services over their protected network ensures US Signal customers unparalleled flexibility, resiliency, and scalability to meet their business needs.

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Business Solution Magazine


VARs, MSPs, systems integrators, and independent software vendors (ISVs): Business Solutions is designed for you! We strive to deliver actionable information that channel executives can use to help them become total solution providers, penetrate thriving vertical markets, and increase profits. Our resources include Business Solutions Magazine (our 100% channel-focused monthly publication), BSMinfo.com, and technology-focused email newsletters. A newly developed resource is the Channel Transitions VAR/MSP Conferences, education and networking events designed to help channel executives learn how to best implement and manage the as-a-Service business model. Channel Transitions features real-world, nuts-and-bolts, headaches-and-heartaches discussions and success stories on the transition to greater profits and recurring revenue. We are a proud partner of The ASCII Group and are thrilled to collaborate on the Business Solutions/ASCII microsite at www.BSMinfo.com/go/InsideASCII



ChannelPro targeted business and technology information for the IT channel. Via ChannelPro magazine and our online properties, the network delivers expert opinion, analysis, news, product reviews and advice vital to a reseller's business success. Perspectives from vendors, distributors and analysts are spotlighted daily. No other media company focuses on the SMB marketplace like we do.

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The ASCII Group IT community is made up of a supporting network of 2,000+ MSP/VARs worldwide.  ASCII provides a portfolio of IT business-building services that range from turnkey marketing campaigns to a highly utilized peer-to-peer business referral and lead network.  
Most solution and managed service providers cannot afford dedicated resources for marketing, product research, strategic alliances, public relations, customer retention, vendor research and discovery.  These roles and responsibilities often fall directly on the principal of the company or are divided across the entire staff.  The end result is less focus and less production.
ASCII helps solution providers refocus their efforts back on revenue generating activities, while our team provides key services to support operations, sales and marketing and vendor management.  In addition, solution providers gain additional benefits from the group at large in terms of product research, best practices and sub-contracting opportunities - all through a national IT knowledge exchange with over 200,000 postings by fellow IT community members.



For over 25 years, ASI has continually taken a leading role in setting new standards in the distribution of IT products and value-added services. Today, over 15,000 organizations of all sizes count on us to deliver the products, responsiveness and value that they need to maintain their competitive edge. ASI has forged strong alliances with the industry’s most respected brands and manufacturers. At any given time, our 16 North American locations maintain an inventory of over 9,000 of the industry’s most in demand products, ready to be shipped when and where you need them. In addition, we support our comprehensive product offering with an array of value-added services that range from ISO-9001 integration and assembly, to loading and testing, to private labeling and custom packaging, and more. Fast and affordable access to the products and services you need, when you need them. That’s the goal at ASI.



As the nation’s leading technology distributor, D&H provides a wealth of resources to empower solution providers and consultants, delivering a broad selection of SMB categories, products and applications.  The company’s offerings span server and infrastructure, digital office and mobile applications, telecommunications, and consumer electronics.   
With over 96 years of history, D&H prides itself on creating business partnerships with an astute focus on ease-of-doing-business, relationships, knowledge, value, performance and service. This level of all-around consultative support enables their loyal resellers and integrators to recognize and accomplish their strategic goals within the market.
D&H has redefined distribution with value-add services and support including ongoing educational programs, account-dedicated sales teams, free account setup, flexible financing, purchasing rewards programs, access to their team of vendor- and category-based Specialists and the industry’s most comprehensive website.
Discover the D&H Advantage today to maximize every profit opportunity toll-free at (800) 340-1001.



Envoy Data Corporation is a distributor of IT security solutions. Since 1993, we’ve combined our solid distribution channel and technology expertise to meet our clients IT security needs. We take pride in supporting our partners through engineering, design, marketing, and sales support. As a specialist in our market, we’ve created unique partnerships with industry-leading manufacturers and resellers, allowing us to offer first-class IT security solutions for customers in any market. Our goal is simple; leverage our industry experience and partner relationships to provide quality IT security solutions, services, and logistics at a competitive price.

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Pax8 is a cloud commerce marketplace focused on the delivery of cloud solutions to a nationwide network of channel partners and their customers. Pax8 is leading the transformation of its partners’ businesses to becoming more cloud-centric by efficiently delivering aggregated cloud services from leading vendors like Symantec, SilverSky, MaaS360, and Infrascale, as well its own Pax8-branded solutions. Our cloud commerce platform, the Pax8 Command Console, unifies and streamlines quoting, order, provisioning, support, and billing for multiple cloud services.  The Pax8 Partner Program is designed to help partners grow their cloud practices by meeting the unique demands of cloud sales and support.  Visit the Pax8 booth to see how you can quickly and easily grow your cloud services revenue, or call us at 1-855-844-PAX8 (7298).


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Bethesda, MD 20814

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About The ASCII Group

The ASCII Group IT community is made up of a supporting network of 2,000+ MSP/VARs worldwide. ASCII provides a portfolio of IT business-building services that range from turnkey marketing campaigns to a highly utilized peer-to-peer business referral and lead network.

Most solution and managed service providers cannot afford dedicated resources for marketing, product research, strategic alliances, public relations, customer retention, vendor research and discovery. These roles and responsibilities often fall directly on the principal of the company or are divided across the entire staff. The end result is less focus and less production.

ASCII helps solution providers refocus their efforts back on revenue generating activities, while our team provides key services to support operations, sales and marketing and vendor management. In addition, solution providers gain additional benefits from the group at large in terms of product research, best practices and sub-contracting opportunities - all through a national IT knowledge exchange with over 200,000 postings by fellow IT community members.

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