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FalconStor Software NSS Appliance Named 2012 Editors’ Best Award Winner by Windows IT Pro Magazine

FalconStor Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: FALC), a market leader in disk-based data protection, today announced that the FalconStor® Network Storage Server (NSS) VS Series HA Appliance was named as a silver medal winner of the “2012 Editors’ Best Awards” in the Best Hardware: Appliance category by Penton Media’s Windows IT Pro. The 2012 Editors’ Best Awards are based on a product’s strategic importance to market, its competitive advantages and its value to customers.

The FalconStor NSS solution enables storage virtualization, data migration and data protection in heterogeneous environments for midmarket companies and enterprises. A scalable, highly available solution, the FalconStor NSS VS Series Appliance addresses the critical data protection needs of the most demanding environments. With built-in RecoverTrac™ automated disaster recovery technology, FalconStor NSS software provides rapid failover/failback of critical IT services for business continuity. The FalconStor NSS VS Series Appliance offers fully redundant controllers, concurrent network connectivity, storage tiering for dynamic performance allocation, and flexible storage virtualization across both physical and virtual environments.

“For our 2012 Editors’ Best Awards, we’ve leveraged the industry expertise of our editors and authors to bring additional recognition to great products in today’s market,” said Jason Bovberg, senior editor, Windows IT Pro. “We're proud to now share this invaluable information with our Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Pro communities. The 2012 winners should be extremely proud of this recognition from our editorial experts.”

“IT outages and downtime are unacceptable. Companies need reliable data protection and disaster recovery systems in place that will ensure operations continue normally even in the event of a hardware failure or natural disaster,” said Ralph Wynn, senior product marketing manager for FalconStor Software. “The FalconStor NSS VS Series Appliance with RecoverTrac technology makes downtime a thing of the past, and the 2012 Editors’ Best Award demonstrates its strategic importance.”

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The Windows IT Pro community is the heartbeat of the Windows IT world—a gathering of people, content and resources focused on Microsoft Windows technologies and applications. It’s a "community" in every sense, bringing an independent, uncensored voice to IT managers, network and systems administrators, developers, systems analysts, CIOs, CTOs, and other technologists at companies worldwide. Visit www.windowsitpro.com today to learn more.

About Penton Media

As a leading, independent, business-to-business media company, Penton knows business and how to create and disseminate vital content that moves markets. Penton is where professionals turn to gain the critical insight, expert analysis and relevant connections needed to compete and succeed. Headquartered in New York City, the privately held company is owned by MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP, and its co-investors. For additional information on the company and its businesses, visit www.penton.com.

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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