CA Expands Consumer And Small Business Channel Program For In-Home PC Technicians
Software from Corel, H&R Block, Iolo, Siber Systems and Pure Networks
Now Available via CA OnSite Web Portal for PC Service Technicians
ISLANDIA, N.Y., February 28, 2007 – CA, Inc. (NYSE: CA) today announced it has expanded its portfolio of software products available to PC service technicians enrolled in its OnSite PC Protection Program. PC service technicians can now easily access a robust selection of software via CA’s OnSite Web portal including titles from Corel Corporation (NASDAQ:CREL; TSX:CRE), H&R Block Digital Tax Solutions, LLC (NYSE:HRB), Iolo Technologies, LLC, Pure Networks, Inc. and Siber Systems, Inc., as well as CA home and home office and small and medium sized businesses (SMB) security and utility software.
CA launched its OnSite PC Protection Program in August 2006 to address the growing PC service provider channel, which provides computer repair and support for residential and business customers (i.e. “geeks” or “nerds”). The program is based on an e-commerce platform that provides PC service technicians with easy online access to diagnostic tools and software to enable faster PC repairs and software installation for their customers. To date, the CA OnSite program has enrolled more than 300 PC service provider businesses with more than 1,000 individual PC technicians across the United States.
“Our OnSite partners can now increase the value of their home and small office visits with products ranging from security and word processing, to photo editing and tax preparation,” said George Kafkarkou, senior vice president of worldwide commercial sales and strategy for CA. “By opening up our platform to include other software partners, we continue to stand behind our commitment to onsite service providers, which have become an important part of our growing channel community.”
The new software titles available through the OnSite platform include:
Digital Photo and Video Editing and Sharing
* Corel Snapfire Plus
* Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo XI
* Corel WordPerfect Office X3 Standard Edition
* H&R Block’s 2006 TaxCut Premium 2006 Federal + State Software
* Corel WinZip Pro
* Iolo Technologies Search and Recover
* Iolo Technologies DriveScrubber
* Iolo Technologies System Mechanic
* Pure Networks Network Magic Premium
* Siber Systems Roboform Pro
These software titles join the CA family of home and SMB products and other software partner titles currently available through the OnSite platform, including CA Internet Security Suite 2007, CA Anti-Virus 2007, CA Anti-Spyware 2007, CA Anti-Spam 2007, CA Personal Firewall 2007, CA Desktop DNA Migrator 2007, along with PC Pitstop Erase, PC Pitstop Optimize and a line of SMB desktop and server protection suites.
“In-home PC technicians are becoming an increasingly vital distribution channel for software,” said Max Edwards, senior account manager of strategic alliances for Corel Corporation. “CA has created a unique platform to effectively deliver our award-winning software into the hands of the technicians via the web. We are pleased to now offer our products through the CA OnSite program.”
More information regarding the CA OnSite PC Protection Program is available at http://ca.com/onsite.
About CA Home & Home Office
CA Home and Home Office products are offered by leading Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and are used by more than 13 million consumers. The products are based on CA’s enterprise-grade solutions and include a full range of security and utility software solutions. For more information, please visit http://shop.ca.com.
CA (NYSE: CA), one of the world’s largest information technology (IT) management software companies, unifies and simplifies the management of enterprise-wide IT. Founded in 1976, CA is headquartered in Islandia, N.Y., and serves customers in more than 140 countries. For more information, please visit http://www.ca.com.
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