CRN Names the ioSafe 1513+ a 2014 Product of the Year

AUBURN, Calif., December 8, 2014 -- ioSafe announced today that the CRN Test Center named its 1513+ NAS/RAID a 2014 Product of the Year. Recognized companies represent best-in-breed technological innovation backed by a supportive channel partner program.

Throughout the year, the CRN Test Center conducts in-depth reviews on an extensive array of products across a wide range of categories. CRN's annual Product of the Year awards are selected by editors from each relevant product group. This year's highlighted award categories include cloud, components, data center, desktops, displays, enterprise software, laptops, mobile, networking, office equipment, rugged, storage and wearable technology. Products are recognized for a number of factors including quality, uniqueness of features, ease of setup and use, ability to increase worker productivity and reduce cost and complexity for solution providers, IT departments and end users.

"Technical excellence in products that have the ability to drive sales and create an immediate and long-lasting impact on a solution provider's business, backed by a technology vendor that understands and supports the channel, is a winning combination deserving recognition," said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company, publisher of CRN. "We salute our Products of the Year honorees for their determination to create products that provide real value and their desire to support the channel as their go-to-market strategy."

"We're pleased that CRN has recognized our unique solutions which provide businesses with an unparalleled level of flexibility and physical security for onsite data: network attached storage + fireproof/waterproof design + best-in-class data recovery options," said Ray Robidoux, ioSafe VP of Sales. "The 1513+ provides a 5, 10 or 15 drive solution that enables organizations of all sizes to better protect their data."

The 2014 Products of the Year are featured in the December 2014 issue of CRN magazine as well as online at

About ioSafe

ioSafe designs and builds award-winning fireproof and waterproof data storage solutions. Our products are used for physical protection, private/hybrid cloud-based backup and disaster recovery solutions for businesses of all sizes, creative professionals and home users. Like an aircraft black box for critical data, ioSafe improves recovery point and time objectives while reducing costs and simplifying infrastructure.

Since 2005 we've been dedicated to protecting vulnerable data across the globe with multi-bay NAS and single drive USB storage hardware. Backed by PROTECT, the industry's best service and support program, we've helped our channel partners grow their businesses by opening new markets and opportunities with the world's leader in disaster proof hardware.

ioSafe products are designed and built in Auburn, California.

About The Channel Company

The Channel Company, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED and SharedVue, is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at

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