Lifeboat Announces Exclusive Distribution Agreement for IndependenceKey

Lifeboat to distribute portable encryption device throughout Americas; Device addresses rampant security concerns with cloud storage, data sharing and Internet phone calls —

Shrewsbury, NJ, March 17, 2014 – Lifeboat Distribution, an international specialty software distributor for virtualization and other technically sophisticated products, today announced the exclusive agreement with Quantec SA to distribute that company’s IndependenceKey(tm) portable encryption device to security resellers and solution providers throughout the United States, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Recently launched at the International Consumer Electronics Show, IndependenceKey is the smallest and fastest portable encryption device on the market. IndependenceKey allows individuals to store sensitive data locally or in the cloud, share information across public and private networks, and participate in safe, secure VOIP phone calls, all with the assurance of 100% hardware AES 256-bit encryption.

“Clearly the Americas is a key market for IndependenceKey,” said Michele Barbiero, Sales & Marketing Manager, IndependenceKey. “With Lifeboat’s track record of introducing new technologies to the channel, we are confident they will help us build a dynamic network of security solution providers to take our unique portable encryption device to customers throughout the region.”

“We are delighted that Quantec has selected Lifeboat to help bring IndependenceKey to market in the Americas,” said Dan Jamieson, Vice President and General Manager, Lifeboat Distribution. “IndependenceKey provides our security resellers with a unique offering as they help their clients grapple with the rampant concerns around protecting their data and communications from outside intrusion, surveillance, and theft.”

IndependenceKey will be promoted to security resellers as part of Lifeboat’s exclusive Security World View product ecosystem. Resellers and solutions providers interested in offering IndependenceKey should contact Lifeboat by phone at +1.800.847.7078 (US), +1-888-523-7777 (Canada), +1-732-389-0037 x7240 (International) or by email at Resellers may learn more about IndependenceKey at a product overview webinar to be held at 12 noon EDT on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Register to attend at


About Lifeboat Distribution
Lifeboat Distribution, a subsidiary of Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSTG), is an international specialty software distributor for virtualization/cloud computing, security, application and network infrastructure, business continuity/disaster recovery, database infrastructure and management,  application lifecycle management, science/engineering, and other technically sophisticated products. The company helps software publishers recruit and build multinational solution provider networks, power their networks, and drive incremental sales revenues that complement existing sales channels.

Lifeboat Distribution services thousands of solution providers, VARs, systems integrators, corporate resellers, and consultants worldwide, helping them power a rich opportunity stream, expand their margin+ services revenues, and build profitable product and service businesses. For more information, visit, or call +1.800.847.7078 (US), +1.732.389.0037 (International), +1.888.523.7777 (Canada), or +31.36.8200.236 (Europe). Follow Lifeboat Distribution on Twitter (@LifeboatVAD) and Facebook (LifeboatDistribution).



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