Langen, Germany | Seattle, WA Jan 11th 2011 –/– Datacastle, a market leader for business resiliency solutions for the mobile workforce, and MISCO Germany Inc., a leading online provider of IT products and services and division of Systemax Inc., announced today that they have partnered to offer commercial users, end users, resellers and system integrators a comprehensive, cloud-based backup and data protection solution.

In 2009, the German Government modified Germany’s Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatebschutzgesetz) BDSG to require companies to notify victims of data breaches. Germany is also a leader in the EU discussions to protect employee and customer information. “With the possibility of growing media coverage of data breaches and public awareness, German companies will continue to take data privacy very seriously”, commented Stefan Schimansky, General Manager of MISCO Germany. ” This partnership with Datacastle positions us to address the backup and data protection needs of organizations as well as to provide resellers and system integrators with a service they can offer their customers.”

The partnership between Datacastle and MISCO Germany will enable organizations to protect sensitive information and backup critical data on laptops, desktops and tablets with a single easy-to-use agent that is centrally managed from a vault deployed on the Microsoft Windows Azure platform. Datacastle Personal Edition from MISCO Germany will offer automatic online backup and recovery, while Datacastle Enterprise Edition will also include at rest encryption, port access control, remote data deletion and device trace.

MISCO Germany will also give resellers and system integrators an additional service to offer their current customers and open up new revenue streams. Because the Datacastle solution is a hosted service, resellers eliminate infrastructure costs, minimize the strain on IT resources, and can get up and running fast to offer a backup and data protection solution to their customers.

“MISCO Germany has the breadth of customer coverage and quality of service to meet commercial, end user and reseller needs while delivering a high quality service,” said Ron Faith, president and CEO of Datacastle. “We are thrilled to be partnering with them to bring the Datacastle cloud-based backup and data protection solution to the German market.”

About Datacastle
Datacastle makes an organization’s mobile workforce resilient to the unexpected. Listed in Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Storage Technologies, 2010, Datacastle RED turns vulnerable business information into a resilient, managed business asset. Datacastle empowers IT to enforce data policies and exceed compliance requirements. To learn more about Datacastle RED, visit, follow us on Twitter @Datacastle, or call 425-996-9684.

About Systemax Inc.
Systemax Inc. (, a Fortune 1000 company, sells personal computers, computer components and supplies, consumer electronics and industrial products through a system of branded e-Commerce web sites, retail stores, relationship marketers and direct mail catalogs in North America and Europe. The primary brands are TigerDirect, CompUSA, Circuit City, MISCO, WStore and Global Industrial.

About MISCO Germany
Misco Germany, a subsidiary of Systemax Inc., is a leading online provider of IT products and services to the private and public sector. Systemax has operations in the UK, France, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Spain and Sweden and online presence in Austria, Switzerland, Portugal, Belgium and Ireland and sells under the names Misco, Wstore and inmac-Wstore.

Media Contact Systemax Europe
Tracy Lamb
Phone +44 (0) 808 181 6934

Media Contact MISCO Germany Inc.
MISCO Germany Inc.
Sandro Assenmacher
Phone +49 (0) 6103 / 305-185

Media Contact Datacastle:
Karen Sumner
Phone +1 425 996 9684 Ext 704

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