London, UK – October 21st, 2022 – ITC Secure (ITC) is excited to announce that it has been awarded the Microsoft Solutions Partner designation in Security: reaffirming ITC’s deep expertise in solutions and services powered by Microsoft’s security suite.
In addition, a second Microsoft Solutions Partner designation in Modern Work and a third in Infrastructure place ITC amongst the most accredited Microsoft Partners in the ecosystem.
In March of this year, Microsoft announced a strategic shift of their partner program from the ‘Microsoft Partner Network’ to the ‘Microsoft Cloud Partner Program’ to better reflect the ongoing transition of business operations to the cloud and the way customers buy today.
Microsoft’s strategic shift also involves transforming the accreditation process, moving away from Gold and Silver partner status, by focusing on proficiency in six solution areas aligned with the Microsoft Cloud:
- Data & AI (Azure)
- Infrastructure (Azure)
- Digital & App Innovation (Azure)
- Business Applications
- Modern Work
This change evolves in the way partners’ capabilities are categorised and how success is measured. Customers will be able to identify those that stand out based on two qualifying levels:
- The solutions partner level is a designation that is based on meeting specific requirements across what we call the partner capability score (see below) for each solution area.
- Specializations and expert programs will give solutions partners a way to differentiate their organizations and demonstrate deep technical expertise and experience in specific technical scenarios under each solution area.
ITC’s advanced skillset in Security is recognised through the attainment of three Microsoft Security Advanced Specializations (now called Specializations) in Cloud Security, Identity and Access Management, and Threat Protection. In parallel, ITC is actively working to achieve the fourth and final Security Specialization in Information Protection and Governance.
ITC also remains an active member of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA).
David Murrell, Director of Strategic Partnerships, ITC Secure comments: “The ITC Secure team have worked incredibly hard since the announcement back in March. The new programme scores partners on Microsoft capabilities in six areas, using the following criteria: performance, certifications, and customer success.
We are proud to be recognised as a partner that has achieved the highest standards expected from Microsoft. Our combination of these accreditations, particularly in the security space, clearly validates our proven capabilities to meet the evolving needs of our customers’ requirements as they continue to navigate their digital transformation journeys.”
“The Solutions Partner designation demonstrates your organization’s technical capabilities, experience, and ability to deliver successful customer outcomes aligned to the Microsoft Cloud” said Nicole Dezen – Chief Partner Officer and Corporate Vice President, Global Partner Solutions at Microsoft.
About ITC Secure
ITC Secure (ITC) is an advisory-led cyber security services provider and a Microsoft Solutions Partner with designations in Security, Modern Work, and Infrastructure.
The company has a 25+ year track record of delivering business-critical services to over 300 global blue-chip organisations, bringing together the best minds in security, a relentless focus on customer service, and advanced technological expertise to help businesses succeed.
With its integrated delivery model, proprietary platform, 24×7 fully managed state-of-the-art Security Operations Centre, and customer-first mindset, ITC works as an extension of its customers’ teams to accelerate their cyber maturity – safeguarding their digital ecosystem, securing their business, and their reputation.
ITC serves global organisations from its locations in the UK and US with a world-class team of cyber consultants, technical designers, and cyber experts.
The company is a certified Great Place to Work® employer, active member of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA) and winner of the Best Security Company of the Year 2021, Best WorkplacesTM 2022, Best WorkplacesTM in Tech 2022 and Best WorkplacesTM for Wellbeing 2022.
To learn more about ITC, please visit www.itcsecure.com or email us on [email protected].
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