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Michael Hayes, President of Coyote Point Systems, Recognized as 2012 Channel Chief by CRN

San Jose, CA, February 22, 2012 – Coyote Point Systems, a leading provider of enterprise-class application delivery and acceleration solutions, announced today that the company’s President Michael Hayes has been named a 2012 Channel Chief by CRN.  This prestigious list of the most influential leaders in the IT channel recognizes those executives directly responsible for driving channel sales and growth within their organization, while evangelizing and defending the importance of the channel throughout the entire IT Industry.

CRN has named Hayes a Channel Chief two years running following Coyote Point’s announcement of an expanded channel model in 2010.  As president of Coyote Point Systems, Hayes plays an integral role in mapping out the strategic direction for the company and refining its award-winning reseller program.  By providing value-added resellers (VARs) with the tools and support they need to achieve success in the marketplace, Coyote Point has created a business model that continues to promote growth for both the organization and its resellers.  

For the ninth consecutive year, Channel Chiefs were selected by the CRN editorial team based on channel experience, program innovations, channel-driven revenue, and public support for the importance of IT Channel Sales.

“I’m extremely pleased to be recognized by CRN as a Channel Chief for the second year in a row,” states Hayes.  “It further reinforces our decision to renew our long term commitment to a channel-centric business model and acknowledges Coyote Point as innovators in both the application delivery space and how we position ourselves with our partners.  Our continued product innovations combined with our unique channel program offerings make Coyote Point a good fit for resellers in the networking space.” 

“The 2012 Channel Chiefs list recognizes vendor executives dedicated to driving channel programs in the IT marketplace,” said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, UBM Channel.   “Our annual Channel Chiefs issue is a must-read for IT solution providers evaluating new vendors or looking to expand solution offerings. These are the people, the products and the programs that any savvy solution provider needs to know. We congratulate Michael Hayes and all of this year’s Channel Chiefs for their stellar record of business innovation applaud them for their continued dedication to the partner community.”

Selected by CRN's editorial staff, the 2012 Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February issue of CRN Magazine and will be featured online at www.crn.com.

About Coyote Point Systems (www.coyotepoint.com)
An innovator in application delivery solutions for over 12 years, Coyote Point introduced their first server load balancer in 1999 and has shipped more than 15,000 worldwide.  As a leading manufacturer of application delivery, acceleration and load balancing solutions, Coyote Point products enable IT personnel to have greater control over their web and application servers. Coyote Point's EQ/OS 10 is an enterprise class application delivery architecture supporting Equalizer ADC, virtual Equalizer OnDemand ADC, Envoy (Global Server Load Balancing) and VLB (Virtualization optimization) product families. The Equalizer family of ADCs have an unparalleled combination of performance, reliability, ease of deployment and affordability and offer capabilities for load balancing, application acceleration, high availability, HTTP Web compression, SSL offload & acceleration, Global Server Load Balancing, fault tolerance, disaster recovery, virtualization optimization and clustering. With a versatile and powerful architecture, Coyote Point provides an affordable family of ADC solutions providing comprehensive traffic management delivering 24x7 application availability, optimized performance, and a flexible, scalable, secure application delivery infrastructure. Coyote Point is headquartered in San Jose, CA.  For more information, go to www.coyotepoint.com, or call us at 1-877-367-2696.

About UBM Channel: (www.ubmchannel.com)
UBM Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM 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. UBM Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about UBM Channel, visit us at www.ubmchannel.com.

UBM plc (www.ubm.com)
UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries is organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com

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Contacts:

Scott Regan                              
UBM Channel
516 416 1186
Scott.Regan@ubm.com

Jim Puchbauer    
Coyote Point Systems
408-291-2212
jim.puchbauer@coyotepoint.com

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