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InstallFree Gains 2009 Market Momentum and Expands Partner Channel

InstallFree Continues in Top Analyst Rankings for Application Virtualization Solutions, Attracts Top-Tier Technology Partners BMC, Amazon Web Services, BigFix, and Leads in Win 7 Support

STAMFORD, CT -- (Marketwire) -- 12/16/09 -- InstallFree, Inc., developer of platform application virtualization solutions for enterprise desktop environments, today announced it is closing the year with strong market share in North America. In 2009, the company achieved strong sales in healthcare and education, expansion of both its technology alliance and solution partners and widened its sales channel in North America and EMEA.

InstallFree continues to rank high in recent analyst reports, including application and desktop virtualization market forecasts and surveys from Forrester, Gartner, IDC, the451, and FOCUS.

"2009 marked strong growth for InstallFree, and we are keeping market share and accelerating momentum with our technical approach to application virtualization solutions," said Yori Gabay, CEO at InstallFree. "With these gains, and the support of our partners, InstallFree is poised to go to the next level in 2010. We anticipate significant product and technology announcements in the first quarter, and continued technology advancement for our customers in the coming year."

InstallFree's growing reputation for advancing application virtualization technology across multiple platforms continues to drive customer adoption. Inroads in the education and healthcare IT markets have grown, enabling central management and delivery of virtualization applications to multiple locations, while maintaining compliance and privacy regulations.

The InstallFree 2009 growth strategy anticipated the impact of Windows 7 for organizations.

"OS migration, especially to Windows 7, which will force a complete re-install for many enterprises, opens a brief window of opportunity for application virtualization to deliver not just immediate benefits, but also long-term strategic value for endpoint management," said Andi Mann, analyst at Enterprise Management Associates. "By separating applications and settings from the OS, IT can manage any endpoint as a generic device, with applications and settings determined by user credentials, rather than physical location. This is a game-changing shift in the approach to endpoint management and, coupled with the benefits for OS migration, poses an immediate opportunity for broad improvement that will not be repeated for at least the lifecycle of the OS." [See Andi Mann OS migration podcast and whitepaper.]

In recent months, InstallFree added significant partners continuing its market direction of enabling partners across the IT infrastructure ecosystem who are leveraging application virtualization to sustain competitive advantage for their enterprise computing solutions.

Business Service Management

BMC Software, a leader in business service management, enables complete closed loop change and configuration management for complete audit compliance. Together the partners enable 2-Factor discovery -- both physical and virtual applications -- which is critical to license and regulatory compliance. [See release.]

PC Configuration Lifecycle and Security

BigFix is recognized as the emerging leader in consolidating security and system management services for enterprise-scale distributed IT infrastructures. The combined partner solution will deliver single-pane visibility to control physical and virtual assets, Improving IT security and compliance. [See release.]

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

Red Hat, Inc. is the world's leading provider of open source solutions. The combined InstallFree-Red Hat technologies will offer the marketplace a solution that delivers complete isolation of hardware, operating systems, virtual machines, and applications. Virtual applications are seamlessly supported across multiple desktop environments, and in greater numbers, due to decreased storage, processing, and network consumption requirements. [Hear Business Trends Quarterly Podcast with IBM, InstallFree and Red Hat. See BriForum 2009 Demo of Red Hat and InstallFree.]

Cloud Computing

InstallFree has also partnered with Amazon AWS pursuing a technology direction of enabling application virtualization across the widest number of IT infrastructures. Hosted services partners like Amazon AWS and IP Services see the value that virtualization plays in enabling both on-premise and off-premise cloud deployments.

With growing traction in the expanding application virtualization market, InstallFree is poised for continued growth in 2010.

InstallFree | Designed for Users. Built for IT

Install Free provides application virtualization software used by enterprises to lower the cost and complexity of delivering and managing applications while increasing portability and compatibility of applications. InstallFree stands alone in offering an approach that requires no infrastructure changes to realize these benefits.

InstallFree has technology alliance partnerships with Amazon Web Services (AWS), BigFix, BMC Software, Certeon, IBM, Intel and Red Hat, and solution partners serving the education, healthcare, financial services and the public sector. For more information, visit www.installfree.com or call (203) 276-1460.

All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.

InstallFree, Inc.
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