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Privacyware Earns Microsoft Silver OEM and Application Development Competencies

February 21, 2014

Summary: Privacyware re-enrolls in the Microsoft Partner Network earning Silver OEM and Application Development Competencies - maintains distinction through demonstrated web application firewall and Windows security technology success and customer commitment.

NEW ALBANY, OH, February 21, 2014 – Privacyware, developer of the leading software–based Web Application Firewall and Host IPS for Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS), announced today that it has achieved Silver OEM and Application Development Competencies, demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft Corp. customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment. To earn a Microsoft silver competency, partners must successfully demonstrate expertise through rigorous exams, culminating in Microsoft certifications. And to ensure the highest quality of services, Microsoft requires customer references for successful implementation and customer satisfaction.

Privacyware develops enterprise-grade security products that deliver protection at the web application and operating system levels. Privacyware products include ThreatSentry, the leading software–based Web Application Firewall and Host IPS for Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS), Privatefirewall (and the Privatefirewall Software Development Kit), a free personal firewall and HIPS solution for Windows, and Adaptive Security Analyzer, a security intelligence software application that monitors, models and analyzes user, system and network behavior and identifies and provides insight about possible compliance violations and known and new threats.

“Privacyware’s proficiency to deliver innovative Internet security solutions and strategic advantage to our technology licensing partners and direct clientele is greatly enhanced through our membership in the Microsoft Partner Network,” said Greg Salvato, CEO of Privacyware. “For an eleventh consecutive year, Microsoft has validated Privacyware’s exceptional aptitude and dependable performance to provide OEM and Application Development solutions as an Independent Software Developer.”

“By achieving a silver competency, organizations have proven their expertise in specific technology areas, placing them among the top 5 percent of Microsoft partners worldwide,” said Phil Sorgen, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “When customers look for an IT partner to meet their business challenges, choosing a company that has attained Microsoft competencies is a smart move. These are highly qualified professionals with access to Microsoft technical support and product teams.”

Earning the Microsoft OEM and Application Development competencies helps partners differentiate themselves as a trusted expert to their customers through development and deployment of commercial or custom applications built using core Microsoft technologies like Windows Server and Windows 8 operating systems, the Windows Azure platform, Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 development system, Microsoft BizTalk Server and emerging cloud-based and web business models. By gaining access to a comprehensive set of benefits through the OEM and Application Development competency, partners can acquire new customers and help them be more productive and profitable through deployment of business applications, advanced web portals or rich client user interfaces that run on premises or in the cloud.

The Microsoft Partner Network helps partners strengthen their capabilities to showcase leadership in the marketplace on the latest technology, to better serve customers and, with 640,000 Microsoft partners in their ecosystem, to easily connect with one of the most active, diverse networks in the world.

About Privacyware

Privacyware ( develops the leading software–based Web Application Firewall and Host IPS for Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS). Privacyware products leverage conventional and advanced analytics technologies to help systems administrators, IT security and compliance personnel more effectively identify, understand and prevent malicious, unauthorized and/or deviant computing system activity. Privacyware is a member of the Microsoft Partner Network with a Silver Application Development competency.

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