Data encryption and security solutions provider WinMagic Inc. has achieved a Gold Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Competency in the Microsoft Partner Network, demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment. To earn a Microsoft Gold Competency, organizations must complete a rigorous set of tests to prove their level of technology expertise, have the right number of Microsoft Certified Professionals, submit customer references and demonstrate their commitment to customer satisfaction by participating in an annual survey.
As a leading provider of data encryption solutions, WinMagic is constantly striving to improve its products and meet the business needs of customers. Our product, SecureDoc, is a comprehensive disk encryption solution that secures data at rest. With two main components, client software and server software, WinMagic has to support many variations of Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) technology as the vast majority of customers are standardized on Windows and Windows Server technology. As such, it’s critical that the company be up to speed and as proficient as possible in all Microsoft technologies.
“Achieving the Microsoft Gold ISV Competency is a significant milestone for WinMagic. This means our customers can rely on us to meet their needs as it relates to deploying solutions for Microsoft-based environments,” said Thi Nguyen-Huu, CEO of WinMagic Inc. “As a company we’re excited about opportunity the Gold ISV Competency affords us and the knowledge that we’ll continue to be a key and trusted advisor to our customers for Microsoft technologies.”
“The Microsoft Partner Network is designed to empower solution providers to succeed in today’s business environment. By achieving the prestigious Gold competency, participating companies are provided with a rich set of benefits, including increased customer visibility through branding and accessibility, training and support,” said Jon Roskill, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “We are proud to put forth a program that provides the right resources to help a company develop the expertise customers demand in today’s competitive market and also provides the community and infrastructure that can connect them to one another, lowering costs for all parties.”
The Microsoft Gold Competency signifies to the market that a company has demonstrated the highest level of skill and achievement within a given technology specialization. All 29 Microsoft competencies are designed to help differentiate a partner’s specific technology capabilities, helping customers find solution providers quickly and easily. Each competency has a unique set of requirements and benefits, formulated to accurately represent the specific skills and services that partners bring to the industry.
Through the Microsoft Independent Software Vendor (ISV)/Software competency, you can gain access to the latest technology, market opportunities, and sales and marketing resources that have been specifically created with ISVs in mind. From planning the development cycle to supporting your customers, you will have the tools and resources you need to build innovative solutions and bring them to market.
The Microsoft Partner Network is designed to equip organizations that deliver products and services based on the Microsoft platform with the training, resources and support they need to provide their customers a superior experience and outcomes.