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FalconStor 5-Star Certified

MELVILLE, N.Y. -- FalconStor Software (NASDAQ: FALC), the provider of TOTALLY Open(tm) network storage solutions, today announced that it has been recognized by CMP Channel's VARBusiness as one of North America's top information-technology (IT) vendors for its Solution Provider Partner Program.

FalconStor was certified as a Gold 5-Star Overall Winner in VARBusiness' 2008 Partner Program Guide (PPG), a guide that acknowledges the commitment and strength of a vendor's partner programs for its channel resellers, IT integrators, and technology consultants. In addition, FalconStor achieved Silver 5-star status for the sales support, marketing support, partner profitability, channel operations, and partner recruitment elements of its program.

FalconStors award-winning solutions for storage virtualization, backup optimization, continuous data protection, and disaster recovery are offered through major OEMs, system integrators, and resellers, and are deployed worldwide by governments, educational institutions, and Fortune 1000 enterprises across industries that include aerospace, energy production, financial services, healthcare, law, manufacturing and telecommunications. The FalconStor Solution Provider Partner Program is designed to help valued reseller partners achieve leadership roles in the storage networking infrastructure market, thereby expanding existing business, increasing revenue opportunities and maximizing profitability.

Of the hundreds of vendor program entries reviewed this year, FalconStor's was one of only ten Gold 5-Star Overall Winners chosen in this 14th annual VARBusiness Partner Programs Guide survey.

"The quality of a vendor's partner program reflects the true commitment they have to the thriving Solution Provider Channel, and this year's 5-Star Partner Programs Guide winners are the cream of the crop of channel-friendly vendors," said Robert C. DeMarzo, vice president and editorial director, CMP Channel.

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