Corel and Lifeboat Distribution announced this month that they have signed a partnership agreement making Corel software products available to Lifeboat’s extensive network of more than 5,500 solution providers, VARs, systems integrators, corporate resellers and consultants. Lifeboat’s offerings now include CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite, Corel Designer®Technical Suite, Corel® Painter™, Corel® WordPerfect®Office, Corel® PaintShop Photo® Pro, Corel® VideoStudio® Pro, Corel® Digital Studio and Corel® WinDVD®, along with the WinZip® product line.

“Corel is pleased to be working with Lifeboat to grow our North American channel. Lifeboat is particularly strong with graphics and digital media specialists, as well as verticals such as legal, pro services and education. These strengths align well with our product offerings and make Lifeboat an ideal partner to help us expand our reseller network and licensing business,” said Kevin Thornton, Senior Vice President, Americas Sales for Corel.

“We’ve enjoyed a long relationship with Lifeboat as a WinZip distributor and are thrilled they’ve recognized the value Corel’s entire software line-up can provide their resellers who are looking for new ways to grow their businesses.  We see great opportunities here for everyone involved— Corel, Lifeboat, our reseller partners, and most importantly, our shared customers who will directly experience the benefits Corel software provides their businesses,” added Thornton.

“We’re delighted that Corel has chosen to extend their distribution line card with Lifeboat,” said Dan Jamieson, Vice President and General Manager for Lifeboat Distribution. “Our resellers have already found excellent business opportunity with WinZip and we expect that they’ll find equally compelling opportunity across the entire Corel solution set.”

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About Lifeboat Distribution
Lifeboat Distribution, a subsidiary of Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSTG), is an international specialty software distributor for virtualization, 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), or +31.36.8200.236 (Europe). Follow Lifeboat Distribution on Twitter:

About Corel Corporation
Corel is one of the world's top software companies with more than 100 million active users in over 75 countries. We develop software that helps people express their ideas and share their stories in more exciting, creative and persuasive ways. Through the years, we've built a reputation for delivering innovative, trusted products that are easy to learn and use, helping people achieve new levels of productivity. The industry has responded with hundreds of awards for software innovation, design and value.

Our award-winning product portfolio includes some of the world's most widely recognized and popular software brands, including CorelDRAW®, Corel® Painter™, Corel DESIGNER®, Corel® PaintShop Photo®, Corel® VideoStudio®, Corel® WinDVD®, Corel® WordPerfect® Office, WinZip® and Corel® Digital Studio™.