Jun 26, 2009 2:29:53 PM

Certified Security Solutions Counted Among Top Finalists For The 2009 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference Awards In Security Solutions, Identity And Secure Access

Today, Certified Security Solutions (CSS) announces it has been selected as a 2009 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference Awards finalist for the Security Solutions, Identity and Secure Access category.

"I am thrilled CSS has continued the streak of being recognized by Microsoft for such a prestigious award," said Kevin von Keyserling, President and CEO for CSS. "For the fourth year in a row, our consultant's undertakings have risen above the competition to be awarded by Microsoft proving the caliber of the team that makes up our company. Our mission, which is to solve highly complex security challenges with deep technical expertise and true understanding of our clients' business, is solidified by Microsoft's consistent acknowledgement of our work."

Awards will be presented in a number of categories, with winners chosen from a pool of nearly 2,000 entrants worldwide. The Security Solutions, Identity and Secure Access Partner of the Year award honors partners who have practices with proven proficiency in implementing solutions based on the following Microsoft Identity and Access technologies: Windows Active Directory Domain Services, Identity Lifecycle Manager, Active Directory Rights Management Services, Active Directory Federation Services and Active Directory Certificate Services. This award also recognizes partners with innovative solutions that help enterprises optimize their identities and access to resources in a heterogeneous environment or solutions that provide value-added security and compliance capabilities.

"Partners are the key to igniting business innovation through great technology as well as helping customer drive down costs," said Allison L. Watson, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft Corp. "Congratulations to the 2009 WPC Award finalists who have demonstrated a superior level of expertise as well as a focus on delivering customer value. We look forward to seeing these partners fulfill their limitless potential as they continue to provide customers with world-class Microsoft solutions."

The Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions over the past year.