SOURCE: Marshal

August 05, 2008 09:20 ET

Marshal Attains Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Status

Competency Demonstrated in Network Infrastructure Reinforces Marshal's Expertise and Technological Contributions to Content Security on Microsoft Windows Platforms

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - August 5, 2008) - Secure email and Web gateway security provider Marshal today announced today that it has attained Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program with competency in Network Infrastructure, attesting to Marshal's expertise and technological contributions to content security on Microsoft Windows platforms.

"Microsoft has been our platform of choice for our content security solutions and corporate infrastructure since our founding, and we've long been one of Microsoft's most proactive partners," said Oscar Marquez, Microsoft Global Alliance Manager for Marshal. "Achieving Gold Certified Partner status is key for keeping our international growth momentum going. It provides us with unprecedented access to hundreds of thousands of Microsoft channel partners worldwide as well as additional resources and an even closer working relationship with Microsoft to continue to develop solutions optimized for our joint customers. The rigorous process to achieve this elite partnership brings with it a level of trust with both resellers and customers that is invaluable for opening new doors of opportunity."

Gold Certified Partners represent those with the highest level of competence and expertise with Microsoft technologies and have the closest working relationship with Microsoft. The Networking Infrastructure Solutions Competency is for technology partners who have proven their proficiency in implementing solutions based on Microsoft Windows Server 2000 or Windows Server 2003 Operating Systems, or Microsoft Small Business Server 2000 and Small Business Server 2003.

Marshal has also certified its award-winning email security solution, MailMarshal SMTP, on Windows Server 2000 Datacenter and is pursuing certification for its entire product line, including WebMarshal, Marshal's 3-in-1 secure Web gateway, and MailMarshal for Exchange, a powerful, feature-rich internal email filtering solution for Microsoft Exchange Server.

The Microsoft Partner Program was launched in December 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 Marshal

Marshal is a global leader in content security across multiple protocols, enabling organizations to secure their IT environment, protect against threats and comply with corporate governance needs. Marshal provides customers with a complete portfolio of policy-driven email and Internet solutions that integrate content filtering, compliance, secure messaging and archiving. Forty percent of the Global Fortune 500 companies use Marshal security solutions to secure their corporate messaging networks and Web access against internal abuse and external threats such as viruses, spam and malicious code. More than 7 million users in over 18,000 companies worldwide use Marshal solutions to protect their networks, employees, business assets and corporate reputation and to comply with corporate governance legislation requirements.

Marshal's Americas headquarters is in Atlanta, Georgia, with corporate headquarters in London (UK) and offices in Auckland (New Zealand), Houston (USA), Johannesburg (South Africa), Munich (Germany), Paris (France) and Sydney (Australia). More information is available at

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