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Acolyst | FalconStor Federal Team Proud to Sponsor 2014 Audi Best Buddies Challenge in Washington, D.C.

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Stafford, VA, Aug. 5, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Acolyst | FalconStor Federal, a leading government data storage and IT solutions group, is proud to announce its sponsorship of the 2014 Audi Best Buddies Challenge in Washington D.C. on October 18, 2014. More than 1,500 people are expected to participate in the Challenge - a charity walk, run and ride to benefit Best Buddies International, a nonprofit dedicated to creating opportunities for friendship, employment and leadership training for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

"I will never forget the Hallmark Hall of Fame movie Front of the Class, based on the true story written by Brad Cohen about his struggle with and triumph over Tourette syndrome. I was overwhelmed by how difficult it can be for parents supporting children with disabilities through the many transitions in their lives. Things we take for granted, from being a student, to finding a job and becoming independent, can be so much harder for those with disabilities," explains Acolyst Vice President and Challenge Team Captain, Valeh Nazemoff. "After a business trip, I saw a sign for Best Buddies upon my arrival at Dulles International Airport. I knew I had to get involved and help support this wonderful organization. The Acolyst | FalconStor Federal Team is proud to have donated $5,000 to this empowering cause and is committed to raising much more with the help of our amazing business partners and friends."

All participants in the Challenge (either cycling, running or walking) will experience a one-of-a-kind finish line, gourmet BBQ, professional massages, Friendship Races and a private concert at the National Mall. The Challenge features magnificent views of historic landmarks and participation of professional athletes and celebrities. You never know who will be riding or walking alongside you. Last year, long-time Best Buddies supporter Kevin Spacey rode on a tandem bike with a Best Buddies participant during one of the eagerly anticipated Friendship Races. The Challenge is open to individuals of all ages and abilities and is designed to showcase the Best Buddies mission in action.

"Anyone is welcome to join or support Team Acolyst | FalconStor," encourages Nazemoff. "The benefits of joining a team are many - not only will you give back, but you'll also enjoy the camaraderie that can only be formed by spending time cycling, running or walking together in support of Best Buddies. It is truly an incredible experience!"

Anyone who wants to help the Acolyst | FalconStor Federal Team change lives should contact Team Captain Valeh Nazemoff at valeh.nazemoff@acolyst.com

About Acolyst:

Acolyst has been providing high-level technology management consulting services to the U.S. Government for over 25 years. A family-owned and operated firm, Acolyst prides itself on approaching all business relationships with passion and excitement - something not often seen in the consulting world. In 2014, Acolyst expanded its Federal Program by adding a powerful new feature to their portfolio of service offerings - full customization. Their expert team works closely with technology manufacturers to create a tailored program based on their requirements. Acolyst's Federal Program blends extensive consulting expertise with cutting-edge technology, enabling committed partners to extend their reach with the government. In addition to working with junior and senior levels of government management, Acolyst has federal contracts to provide exceptional Data & IT Governance, Business & IT Performance, GRC & Legal, Data Management and Technology solutions. Acolyst is headquartered in Stafford, VA. For more information, visit www.acolyst.com or call 844-ACOLYST (844-226-5978).

About FalconStor Software

FalconStor Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: FALC) is transforming how enterprises move, store, protect and optimize data. Founded in 2000, FalconStor offers an award-winning platform for data migration, business continuity, disaster recovery, optimized backup and deduplication. FalconStor helps maximize data availability and system uptime to ensure nonstop business productivity, while simplifying data management to reduce operational costs. Our open, integrated software solutions reduce vendor lock-in and give enterprises the freedom to choose the applications and hardware components that make the best sense for their business. FalconStor solutions are available and supported by OEMs, as well as leading system integrators and resellers worldwide. FalconStor is headquartered in Melville, N.Y. with offices throughout Europe and the Asia Pacific region. For more information, visit http://www.falconstor.com or call 1-866-NOW-FALC (866-669-3252).

About Best Buddies International:

Best Buddies® is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Founded in 1989 by Anthony K. Shriver, Best Buddies is a vibrant organization that has grown from one original chapter to almost 1,500 middle school, high school, and college chapters worldwide. Today, Best Buddies' eight formal programs -- Middle Schools, High Schools, Colleges, Citizens, e-Buddies® , Jobs, Ambassadors, and Promoters -- engage participants in each of the 50 states and in 50 countries, positively impacting the lives of nearly 700,000 people with and without disabilities around the world. As a result of their involvement with Best Buddies, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities secure rewarding jobs, live on their own, become inspirational leaders, and make lifelong friendships. For more information, please visit www.bestbuddies.org, facebook.com/bestbuddies or twitter.com/bestbuddies.

CONTACT: For more information, contact: Tracy Grigoriades Acolyst 540-370-0010 x 106 tracy.grigoriades@acolyst.com Tim Sheets FalconStor Software, Inc. 631-773-4345 timothy.sheets@falconstor.com Jackie Savage Epoch 5 Public Relations 631-427-1713 jsavage@epoch5.com

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