SOURCE: iLumin Software Services

May 24, 2005 13:43 ET

iLumin Joins Microsoft Certified Partner Program As Mail Storage Management, Electronic Data Discovery and Email Compliance Solution Provider

Email Management Solutions Vendor Earns a Microsoft Competency in ISV/Software Solutions

RESTON, VA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 24, 2005 -- iLumin Software Services, Inc., a leading provider of email and information management solutions, today announced the company's acceptance to the Microsoft (MSFT) Certified Partner Program. iLumin -- chosen with a competency in ISV/Software Solutions -- will enhance Microsoft technologies with the email management capabilities customers demand to meet mail storage management, electronic data discovery (EDD) and compliance needs. The certification gives iLumin a rich set of benefits, including access, training and support, which will enable the development of innovative solutions for its Microsoft customer base.

"Email management is a critical issue for any enterprise, especially given the attention to regulatory compliance and the admission of email in legal proceedings," said Mike Gundling, senior vice president of product management at iLumin. "By selecting iLumin for its Certified Partner Program, Microsoft has recognized not only the importance of these business issues, but also iLumin's leadership in the email management market. This partnership allows us to demonstrate how well our product works with Microsoft software."

Through Assentor Enterprise, iLumin offers a highly scalable suite of email management solutions for all departments and users, from the CEO to the system administrator to individual end users. Assentor Enterprise -- comprised of Assentor Mailbox Manager, Assentor Archive, Assentor Discovery and Assentor Compliance -- maximizes the business value of corporate email systems, lowers the total cost of ownership and effectively manages the risks inherent with these systems.

As one of the requirements for attaining Certified Partner status, companies must declare themselves as part of a Microsoft Competency. These are designed to correlate partner solutions with the respective Microsoft technologies customers are investigating. iLumin joined the Partner Program as part of the ISV/Software Solutions Competency, which recognizes the skill and focus partners bring to a particular solution set.

"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 its 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 provides resources and tools to help partners achieve success.

About iLumin

iLumin provides a comprehensive suite of enterprise email 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 for the world's largest organizations.

For information about iLumin, visit www.ilumin.com, email info@iLumin.com or call 800-619-1408.

iLumin and Assentor are registered trademarks of iLumin Software Services, Inc. All other names are trademarks of their respective manufacturers. © 2005 iLumin Software Services, Inc..

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