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FalconStor's Tracy Balent Named to CRN's Women of the Channel Power 100

FalconStor's Tracy Balent Named to CRN's Women of the Channel Power 100

MELVILLE, N.Y., June 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FalconStor Software, Inc.
(Nasdaq:FALC), a market leader in disk-based data protection, today announced
that Tracy Balent, senior director of channel sales, has been named to CRN's
2013 Women of the Channel list and has been recognized as one of this year's
Power 100. The annual Women of the Channel list highlights female executives
across vendor channel organizations, distributors and solution providers based
on their accomplishments over the past year and the far-reaching impact they
are having on the technology industry going forward. The Power 100 recognizes
an elite subset of the women based on their rank, influence, channel savvy and
exceptional achievements.

A channel veteran with extensive experience guiding sales and marketing
efforts, Balent joined FalconStor in February of this year to direct channel
sales. Balent oversees FalconStor's national resellers in the Americas to
drive collaboration and implement joint business plans across the partner
community. Balent works with partners in the Americas to reveal how channel
partners can leverage FalconStor's suite of data protection solutions to
increase their sales and margins. Also, Balent is charged with expanding
FalconStor's channel program by engaging new partners who can address the data
protection needs of the IBM midmarket through IBM's Indirect OEM (IOEM)
program, under which Avnet Embedded will integrate the FalconStor^® Virtual
Tape Library (VTL) solution on IBM servers and storage.

"We are pleased to shine a spotlight on the most influential and powerful
women working in the channel today," said Robert Faletra, CEO, UBM Tech
Channel. "Offering this distinction further extends our ongoing commitment to
the women of the channel by highlighting their accomplishments, sharing best
practices and connecting powerful women in a forum designed to educate,
inspire and advance the channel community." 

"Balent's extensive channel experience from managing channel sales at CA
Technologies has proved to be a great asset to the FalconStor channel team,"
said Gary Quinn, chief operating officer for FalconStor Software. "With her
strong track record of improving partner and customer confidence, it is no
surprise that this is the fifth year in a row that Balent has been chosen as
one of CRN's Women of the Channel. Balent will continue to drive partner
relationships that will grow FalconStor's channel program as we continue to
redefine traditional thinking about data protection and recovery."

A special feature of the Women of the Channel is in the June issue of CRN
magazine and expanded coverage of the Power 100 will be featured online at
www.crn.com.

About UBM Tech Channel
UBM Tech Channel, a UBM company is the premier provider of IT channel-focused
events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With
more than 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM Tech Channel has the
unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology
executives, managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy
in order to accelerate technology sales. To learn more about UBM Tech Channel,
visit us athttp://www.ubmchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter at
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their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

About FalconStor Software

FalconStor Software, Inc. (Nasdaq:FALC) is a market leader in disk-based data
protection. The company's mission is to transform traditional backup and
disaster recovery into next-generation service-oriented data protection. Built
upon an award-winning platform, FalconStor solutions deliver disk-based
backup, continuous data protection, WAN-optimized replication and disaster
recovery automation. FalconStor solutions are available through a worldwide
network of partners, including solution providers, top-tier strategic partners
and major OEMs. Thousands of customers worldwide, from small businesses to
Fortune 100 enterprises, entrust their data to FalconStor solutions.
FalconStor maintains headquarters in Melville, N.Y., and offices throughout
Europe and the Asia Pacific region. For more information, visit
www.falconstor.com or call 1-866-NOW-FALC (866-669-3252).

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CONTACT: Betzi-Lynn Hanc
         UBM Tech Channel
         508.416.1182
         betzi.hanc@ubm.com
        
         Kathryn Ghita
         Metis Communications
         617-236-0500
         falconstor@metiscomm.com

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