SOURCE: iLumin Software Services

July 25, 2005 09:00 ET

iLumin Attains Gold Certified Partner Status in Microsoft Partner Program

Leading Email Management Provider Further Distinguishes Itself by Earning a Microsoft Competency in ISV/Software Solutions

RESTON, VA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 25, 2005 -- iLumin Software Services, Inc., a leading provider of email and information management solutions, today announced it has attained Gold Certified status in the Microsoft Partner Program with a competency in ISV/Software Solutions, recognizing iLumin's expertise and total impact in the technology marketplace. As a Gold Certified partner, iLumin has demonstrated expertise with Microsoft technologies and a 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 marketplace.

iLumin's Assentor Enterprise is a comprehensive message management and archiving suite, enabling enterprises to address all aspects of mail storage management, including archiving and retention management, discovery, litigation support, regulatory compliance and corporate supervision around email and instant messages. The highly scalable email management suite consists of four main products -- Assentor Mailbox Manager, Assentor Archive, Assentor Discovery and Assentor Compliance -- which maximize the business value of corporate email systems, lower the total cost of ownership and effectively manage the risks inherent with these systems.

"The world's largest companies have deployed iLumin's Assentor solution to manage email archives," said Mike Gundling, senior vice president of product management at iLumin. "By recognizing iLumin with Gold Certified status, Microsoft has further confirmed the Assentor Enterprise product suite as a leading email management solution. iLumin will capitalize on the benefits provided through the Gold Certified status to enhance our industry-leading email management offerings for our Microsoft Exchange customers."

"Customers are looking for partner companies that can bridge the gap between their business demands and technology capabilities. They need to trust 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," said Allison Watson, vice president of the Worldwide Partner Sales and Marketing Group at Microsoft Corp. "Today, Microsoft recognizes iLumin as a new Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for demonstrating its expertise in providing customer satisfaction with Microsoft products and technology."

As one of the requirements for attaining Gold Certified Status, iLumin 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.

The Microsoft 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 packed software 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 Platform Strategy & Partner Group at Microsoft. "They allow ISVs to keep and win customers with their deep knowledge of solutions-based Microsoft platform technologies. Microsoft has a long history of working closely with ISV partners to help deliver compelling solutions and applications to our mutual customers, and the Solutions Competencies are an important step in continuing to enhance vital relationships with ISVs worldwide."

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 iLumin

iLumin provides a comprehensive suite of enterprise email and information management tools that maximize the business value of corporate email systems, lower the total cost of ownership and effectively manage the risks inherent with these systems. To address the ever-growing challenges of today's corporate messaging systems, iLumin's Assentor Enterprise delivers archiving and retention management, mail storage management, discovery and litigation support, regulatory compliance and corporate supervision solutions to the world's largest organizations.

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