Jun 16, 2008 2:33:36 PM
Certified Security Solutions Recognized as Finalist for the 2008 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award in Security Solutions Category for Third Consecutive Year

Today, Certified Security Solutions (CSS) announced it has been selected as a finalist for the Microsoft Partner of the Year award in Security Solutions, Identity and Secure Access.

"It's a tremendous accomplishment for CSS. We're honored to be recognized by Microsoft for a third straight year," said Michael Evans, CEO and President, CSS. "Our consultants get all the credit. They have created great value for our clients by leveraging the Windows platform to optimize and secure corporate IT infrastructure."

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

"Partners are critical to delivering rich business solutions and innovative excellence to customers," said Allison Watson, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft. "Congratulations to the 2008 Partner Award winners who have each demonstrated innovation beyond measure and an unswerving commitment to delivering the highest levels of customer satisfaction. We look forward to these partners continuing to raise the bar in the design and deployment of customer solutions built on Microsoft technologies." CSS joined the Microsoft Partner Program in 1999 and is a Gold Certified Partner, with competencies in Security, Advanced Infrastructure, Network Infrastructure, and Information Worker Solutions. CSS is also a participant in Microsoft's National Systems Integrator program.