M86 Security, a global leader in the field of real-time web and email threat protection, recently announced that it would be renewing its Gold Certified Partner status under the Microsoft Partner Network, as well as the success of new and advanced competencies within the Exchange Server 2010, Microsoft Forefront and Cloud based Services.

ABOUT M86 SECURITY

M86 Security is one of the world’s foremost experts in real-time threat protection and the industry’s leading Secure Web Gateway provider. The company’s appliance, software, and Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions for Web and email security provide protection to more than 24,000 customers and to over 17 million users worldwide. M86 Security products use patented real-time analysis of codes and behavior-based malware detection technologies, as well as threat intelligence from M86 Security Labs to protect networks against new and advanced threats, secure classified information, and ensure regulatory conformity. The company is based in Orange, Orange County, California with international headquarters in London and development centres in California, Israel, and New Zealand. Recently, M86 Security acquired Israel-based Finjan to add a secure web gateway offering to its growing portfolio. The acquisition means M86 can offer medium and large businesses a hardware-based appliance that can recognize malicious websites and protect users from threats such as drive-by downloads.

M86 SECURITY AND MICROSOFT

This is what William Kilmer, Chief Marketing Officer at M86 Security had to say about the newly announced renewal of ties, “As one of Microsoft’s technology partners, we continually strive to retain our Gold Certified Partner status as well as meet certifications related to new competencies.”

M86 achieved Independent Software Vendor (ISV) certification with the M86 WebMarshal and M86 MailMarshal line of products and has also managed to retain its Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP) partner status.

By the time Microsoft’s new competency and advanced competency requirements will be established by October 2010, M86 Security will be in a position to maintain and attain advanced competencies as an Independent Software Vendor as well as in the areas of Identity and Security, Portals and Collaboration, Mobility Solutions, Hosting and Server Platform expertise. Attainment of these competencies just goes to show M86 Security’s proven Microsoft experience and skills. These designations also represent the highest, most reliable capability and commitment to demonstrate value to M86 Security’s customers and partners.

M86 Security will be recruiting current Microsoft Gold Certified Partners to participate as M86 authorised PartnerFocus associates to increase revenue by contributing solutions to the marketplace.

ABOUT MICROSOFT CERTIFIED PARTNERS

Microsoft Certified partners provide Microsoft services on behalf of Microsoft worldwide covering various fields including Original Equipment Manufacturing, Education, Software providers and Technical Support. Microsoft partners also have 24-hour access to Microsoft Support, which empowers them to give improved customer support. Every Microsoft Certified Partner has been in business for a minimum of 5 years, has passed several tests, and has proven abilities in their particular area of expertise. Microsoft rewards these partners with reductions in prices of tools that are applicable to their activities.