CLEARWATER, Fla., Jan. 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD), one of the world's largest distributors of IT products and services, today announced it has partnered with SquareTrade, the industry's top-rated protection plan provider, to make SquareTrade available to its more than 60,000 resellers in the United States. Tech Data is currently the only distributor in the IT channel offering SquareTrade. The partnership makes SquareTrade protection plans immediately available for tablets, TVs and projectors, laptops and desktops, printers and scanners, cameras and camcorders, MP3 players, and monitors. "With SquareTrade, our solution providers can offer their customers a simple, dependable and cost effective way to protect their IT product investments," said Bill Brooks, vice president, Technical Services at Tech Data. "We understand that products break frequently in the technology-centric lives we lead, which is why we feel strongly about giving our solution providers added assurance by offering protection plans. SquareTrade's easy online management platform also makes for a no-hassle experience for our solution providers and end-users." SquareTrade's protection plans through Tech Data cover all mechanical and electrical failures from normal use, including 100% of the cost of parts and labor with no deductibles across all product lines. Already available to consumers at Amazon, Costco, Sam's Club, TigerDirect, Toshiba, Vizio, eBay, QVC, and more, SquareTrade offers 24/7 customer support and a five-day or less service guarantee. "We are delighted to make SquareTrade available to Tech Data's large network of more than 60,000 resellers in the United States," commented Dina Furash, senior vice president of Strategic Partnerships at SquareTrade. "As the industry's only consumer-branded protection plan – known for world-class service, value and transparency – we believe that SquareTrade will be a true differentiator for these resellers and end users. We look forward to a great partnership."