Attus Technologies Attains Gold Certified Partner Status In Microsoft Partner Program

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- ATTUS Technologies, an industry leader in software and services for regulatory compliance, today announced it has attained Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program. ATTUS further distinguishes itself with competencies in ISV/Software Solutions and Networking Infrastructure Solutions, recognizing ATTUS' expertise and impact in the technology marketplace.

As a Gold Certified Partner, ATTUS Technologies 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 channel.

"We are extremely pleased to have attained Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program," said Tom Fedell, CEO of ATTUS Technologies. "Our dedicated team of engineers and developers demonstrated a superior level of certification to attain this status. This partner program allows us to clearly promote our expertise and relationship with Microsoft to our customers. The benefits provided through our Gold Certified status will allow us to continue to develop and enhance the exceptional compliance software product offerings that we provide for our customers."

"Customers are looking for partner companies that can bridge the gap between their business demands and technology capabilities," said Allison Watson , vice president of the Worldwide Partner Sales and Marketing Group at Microsoft Corp. "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 ATTUS Technologies as a new Gold Certified Partner for demonstrating its expertise providing customer satisfaction using Microsoft products and technology."

As one of the requirements for attaining Gold Certified Partner status, ATTUS had to declare a Microsoft Competency. Microsoft Competencies are designed to help differentiate a partner's capabilities with specific Microsoft technologies to customers looking for a particular type of solution. Each competency has a unique set of requirements and benefits, formulated to accurately represent the specific skills and services that partners bring to the technology industry.

ISV/Software Solutions

The ISV/Software Solutions Competency recognizes the skill and focus partners bring to a particular solution set. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners that have obtained this competency have a successful record of developing and marketing packaged software solutions based on Microsoft technologies.

"Solutions competencies are an important way for Microsoft to better enable ISVs to meet customer needs," said Sanjay Parthasarathy, corporate vice president of the Developer & Platform Evangelism Group at Microsoft. "They allow ISVs to keep and win customers through their deep knowledge of solutions-based Microsoft platform technologies. Microsoft has a long history of working closely with ISV partners to help them deliver compelling solutions and applications to our mutual customers, and the Microsoft Competencies are an important step in continuing to enhance vital relationships with ISVs worldwide."

Networking Infrastructure Solutions

Microsoft Gold Certified Partners enrolled in the Networking Infrastructure Solutions Competency have proved their expertise in implementing technology solutions based on either the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 or Windows 2000 Server operating system, with a particular focus on Microsoft Small Business Server 2000 and Windows Small Business Server 2003. These implementations may include crafting solutions that connect Windows- based servers, PC locations and the Internet; installing a server farm; or building a small-business Windows Server stand-alone solution that includes file and print capabilities.

"We place tremendous value on our partners, which help us deliver solutions and applications to customers," said Allison Watson , vice president of the Worldwide Partner Sales and Marketing Group at Microsoft Corp. "Solutions competencies provide an integrated partnering framework that recognizes an enterprise's expertise and rewards it for the effect it has in the technology marketplace. It also allows companies to demonstrate for customers their knowledge of building solutions based on Microsoft technologies, such as setting up networks using Windows Server 2003 R2 and Windows Small Business Server 2003."

About the Microsoft Partner Program

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.

About ATTUS Technologies, Inc.

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., ATTUS Technologies is an industry leader in software and services for regulatory compliance, homeland security and fraud prevention. Since 1998, ATTUS has provided solutions to banks, credit unions, savings & loan, trust, insurance, real estate and securities companies. Over 3,000 corporations utilize ATTUS solutions for compliance with Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), USA PATRIOT Act, the U.S. Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), Anti-Money Laundering, Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), Reg CC and compliance training. For more information, visit or call 888-494-8449.

ATTUS Technologies Contact:

Jalana Ballen

704-752-6249 ext. 257

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