Hifn (NASDAQ:HIFN) has signed Greenwood Village, Col.-based storage solutions provider Xdata as the latest addition to its roster of value-added resellers for the Swarm secure iSCSI appliance product line.

Xdata specializes in business continuance, designing and implementing custom solutions for data storage, backup and recovery, data replication, storage management, SANs, NAS, iSCSI, IP SANs, compliance, and disaster recovery. The agreement will offer Xdata training webinars, lead generation, product spiffs, joint customer visits with Hifn storage experts, discounted demo units, public relations and telemarketing support, and event and marketing program support based on sales volume.

"Hifn's Swarm appliance fills a key spot in our product lineup by creatively blending the latest storage technologies, including iSCSI, integrated encryption, high-performance SATA disk drives and local and remote replication, to deliver a simple-to-deploy and easy-to-use iSCSI SAN appliance for SMB and SME customers," Tom Harrity, president at Xdata, said in a statement.