Jul 17, 2007 2:37:53 PM

Certified Security Solutions, Inc. Honored as Partner of the Year for Security Solutions, Infrastructure Security at 2007 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Program Awards

Certified Security Solutions, Inc. (CSS) proudly announced it has won the Partner of the Year Award for Security Solutions, Infrastructure Security at the 2007 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Program Awards. The company was chosen out of an international field of top Microsoft Partners as delivering market-leading customer solutions built on Microsoft technology. The awards were distributed at a ceremony on July 11 in Denver, CO at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference.

"It's truly an honor to be recognized by Microsoft," said Michael Evans, CEO and President of CSS. "Developing innovative and robust solutions to protect our large customers required world-class partners and technology. Microsoft's technology provides a tremendous basis for our identity management and data security "Solution Packs."

Awards were presented in a number of categories, with winners chosen from a pool of more than 1,800 entrants worldwide. Certified Security Solutions, Inc. was recognized for superior technology and innovation in Security Solutions, Infrastructure Security. The Security Solutions, Infrastructure Security Partner of the Year award recognizes exceptional partners that have demonstrated expertise in providing the most advanced security solutions and services to protect their customers' information assets. The winning partner's solution showcases the unique and positive impact it has had on its customers' business pain points through its expertise in the Security Solutions Competency.

"Certified Security Solutions develops and markets security infrastructure "Solution Packs", ranging from information protection to secure VPNs and messaging and collaboration, as well as identity and directory services, which together provide complete defense in depth solutions. This partner's winning innovative Smart Card solution based on Microsoft Public Key Infrastructure for a leading auto insurance company enabled the customer to significantly improve its security, reduce its costs and risk, and protect information assets," said Robert Deshaies, Vice President, U.S. Partner Group, Microsoft Corp.

The Microsoft Partner Program Awards recognize Microsoft Partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions over the last year.