Hosted Access Management Software Provider, Ensim, Expands Microsoft Partnership

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Las Vegas, Nevada – (The Hosting News) – April 27, 2009 – Change management, user provisioning and access control software provider, Ensim Corporation, has maintained its Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program with new competencies in Advanced Infrastructure Solutions and Security Solutions.

Scott Young, vice president of marketing and product management at Ensim remarked, ”We are extremely pleased to have attained Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program for both advanced infrastructure and security solutions. This allows us to clearly promote our expertise and relationship with Microsoft to our customers. The benefits provided through our Gold Certified Partner status will allow us to continue to enhance the offerings that we provide for customers.”

As a Gold Certified Partner, Ensim has demonstrated expertise with Microsoft technologies and a proven ability to meet customers’ needs. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners receive a rich set of benefits, including access, training and support, giving them a competitive advantage in the channel.

Ensim’s suite of integrated access management and provisioning tools for your Microsoft infrastructure delivers immediate savings and improves IT and employee productivity by streamlining Active Directory management challenges that includes user provisioning, password management, reporting, and distribution group management. Ensim Unify Enterprise Edition installs quickly, requires no AD schema changes, and delivers instant savings by reducing the number of help desk calls as much as forty percent. By eliminating repetitive administrative tasks, Ensim Unify helps improve workforce effectiveness and enables IT departments to focus on more strategic tasks.

Allison Watson, corporate vice president of the Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. added, ”Customers are looking for partner companies that can bridge the gap between their business demands and technology capabilities. They need to trust in a company that can act as an expert adviser for their long-term strategic technology plans. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners, which have certified expertise and direct training and support from Microsoft, can build a positive customer experience with our technologies. Today, Microsoft recognizes Ensim as a new Gold Certified Partner for demonstrating its expertise in providing customer satisfaction using Microsoft products and technology.”

As one of the requirements for maintaining Gold Certified Partner status, Ensim had to declare its Microsoft Competencies, which have a unique set of requirements and benefits, formulated to accurately represent the specific skills and services that partners bring to the technology industry. Within select Competencies, there are Specializations that focus on specific solution areas that recognize deeper expertise within that Competency.

The Advanced Infrastructure Solutions Competency is designed for partners that specialize in infrastructure solutions such systems management; this competency provides the information, tools, and support customers need to help expand their business. Ensim’s Specialization within this competency is for Microsoft Active Directory.

Mark Hassall, director of Infrastructure Partner Marketing at Microsoft Corp. noted, ”Partners need resources designed to support their expertise in managing the identities and relationships that make up their customers’ networks using Active Directory – an integral component of the Windows Server products. Specializations with security and identity products such as Active Directory enables partners to expand their skill sets in order to help customers understand how they can best ensure the privacy and security of their stored information and communications.”

The Security Solutions Competency is designed to recognize the unique skills and requirements of partners specializing in delivering security-based solutions. Microsoft partners enrolled in this competency have proven their expertise in advanced security solutions to help protect customer information assets by building solutions such as identity and access management solutions.

John ”JG” Chirapurath, director of marketing for the Identity and Security Division at Microsoft Corp. added, ”Our customers tell us that they want integrated solutions, and we are listening and delivering in a way that no one else is. By bringing together the platform, applications, identity infrastructure, and security and management to deliver integrated solutions, we’re ensuring our customer’s success by helping them to save time, reduce costs and protect their environment.”

The Microsoft Partner Program was launched in October 2003 and represents Microsoft’s ongoing commitment to the success of partners worldwide. The program offers a single, integrated partnering framework that recognizes partner expertise, rewards the total impact that partners have in the technology marketplace, and delivers more value to help partners’ businesses be successful.

Founded in 1998, Ensim Corporation is the leading provider of user provisioning and access management software. Ensim products are used by service providers and enterprises worldwide to accelerate and enable deployment of integrated solutions, simplify and automate secure management of complex environments, and increase user and IT productivity. Ensim is Microsoft Gold Certified.

For more information, please visit: www.ensim.com.

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