Avecto Ltd, the leader in Windows privilege management for
corporate desktops, today announced that it has attained Gold
Certified status in the Microsoft Partner Program with a competency
in ISV/Software Solutions, recognising Avecto's expertise and total
impact in the technology marketplace. As a Gold Certified partner,
Avecto has demonstrated expertise with Microsoft technologies and
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
As part of the verification process the Avecto Privilege Guard
product was awarded the "Compatible with Windows 7" logo, after
passing Microsoft-designed tests for compatibility and reliability
on both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7. Privilege Guard enables
organizations to adopt the principle of least privilege. It is no
longer necessary to assign admin rights to users, as these rights
can now be assigned dynamically to applications, tasks and scripts.
Privilege Guard enables users to log on with minimal rights and
empowers them to perform their day to day role, without
compromising the integrity and security of the standard desktop
"We are extremely pleased to have attained Gold Certified status
in the Microsoft Partner Program. This allows us to clearly promote
our expertise and relationship with Microsoft to our customers,"
said Tony Bolland, CEO. "The benefits provided through our Gold
Certified status will allow us to continue to enhance the offerings
that we provide for customers."
Clare Barclay, Director, Partner Strategy and Programs,
Microsoft UK said: "Customers are looking for partner companies
that can bridge the gap between their business demands and
technology capabilities. They need to trust in someone 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. As a
Microsoft Gold partner, Avecto can offer its customers the
reassurance of a truly professional organisation with the backing
of Microsoft's resources."
The Microsoft Partner Program represents Microsoft's ongoing
commitment to the success of partners worldwide. The program offers
a single, integrated partnering framework that recognises partner
expertise, rewards the total impact that partners have in the
technology marketplace, and delivers more value to help partners'
businesses be successful.