Asigra Sues Robobak - Can't We All Get Along - InformationWeek
IoT
IoT
News
Commentary
8/11/2008
10:37 PM
Howard Marks
Howard Marks
Commentary
Connect Directly
Twitter
RSS
E-Mail
50%
50%
RELATED EVENTS
Dun & Bradstreet CAO Discusses Her Roll & The Skills Needed to Do the Job
Jul 26, 2017
LWhat does a chief analytics officer do each day? To help us answer that question we welcome Dun & ...Read More>>

Asigra Sues Robobak - Can't We All Get Along

Apparently there's some bad blood between Toronto-based Asigra and Robobak, based in Atlanta, as Asigra has filed suit against Robobak claiming that Robobak maliciously made false statements about Asigra and its products. While I'll stipulate that the releases did tweak Asigra's nose, I'm disappointed to see our Canadian cousins adopting the lawsuit.

Apparently there's some bad blood between Toronto-based Asigra and Robobak, based in Atlanta, as Asigra has filed suit against Robobak claiming that Robobak maliciously made false statements about Asigra and its products. While I'll stipulate that the releases did tweak Asigra's nose, I'm disappointed to see our Canadian cousins adopting the lawsuit.On the other hand, as a real American I'm more than happy to stand up in the lunchroom and yell "Food Fight" when vendors start throwing Jello at each other.

Not only do both vendors directly compete, making backup software that deduplicates data at the source server similar to Symantec's NetBackup PureDisk and EMC's Avamar, but Ron Roberts, Robobak's CEO, was an Asigra distributor before Robobak.

The first release, which you can see here, announced a "So Long, Asigra" discount program and opened with "What's that, Asigra customers? Fed up with service requests that take weeks to fulfill? Blindsided by double-digit price increases for existing products that hit you from out of the blue? Looking for another way to protect your corporate-critical data that won't leave you seething in anger?"

The second, here, implies an Asigra exec recommended Robobak to a customer, which to Asigra was the last straw.

PR folks from both gave me the expected "No Comment."

Well, the food fight will be fun. I wonder who has to clean up after?

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
To learn more about what organizations are doing to tackle attacks and threats we surveyed a group of 300 IT and infosec professionals to find out what their biggest IT security challenges are and what they're doing to defend against today's threats. Download the report to see what they're saying.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
IT Strategies to Conquer the Cloud
Chances are your organization is adopting cloud computing in one way or another -- or in multiple ways. Understanding the skills you need and how cloud affects IT operations and networking will help you adapt.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Flash Poll