Dec 20, 2006 1:41:42 PM
Certified Security Solutions, Inc. Receives Two Microsoft Awards and Nomination for Worldwide Security Partner of the Year in 2006

Certified Security Solutions, Inc. (CSS), a leading provider of Information Security Consulting Services, was the recipient of two prestigious Microsoft® (MSFT) awards in 2006.

As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, CSS was recognized with the Security Competency and Best Practices Award in its first quarter of FY2007. Microsoft cited CSS for "exceptional expertise" in providing powerful and efficient security-based solutions to its clients.

CSS also received Microsoft's Loyalty Award earlier in the year, FY2006, for setting up a summit between Microsoft and a CSS partner that allowed Microsoft to demonstrate the advantages of its Virtual Server products.

"It is partnerships like we have with CSS that make the Microsoft ecosystem much greater than the sum of our parts," said Jack Palivoda, Microsoft ATS.

In addition, CSS was selected as a global finalist for Microsoft's 2006 Security Solutions Awards, presented at the annual Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference. The Security Solutions Awards recognize exceptional Microsoft partners that have demonstrated expertise in providing the most advanced security solutions and services to protect their customers' information assets. CSS was chosen as a finalist for the Security Technology Innovation Partner of the Year Award for its efforts in designing and deploying a Microsoft-based PKI solution at an international banking corporation.

"We are honored that Microsoft continues to recognize the expertise and innovation of our security consultants," says Michael L. Evans, President and CEO of Certified Security Solutions, Inc. "These awards recognize our consultants' ongoing efforts to help clients leverage and optimize their existing Microsoft Windows Server infrastructure."

As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, CSS was recognized with the Security Competency and Best Practices Award in its first quarter of FY2007. Microsoft cited CSS for "exceptional expertise" in providing powerful and efficient security-based solutions to its clients.