May 19, 2008 13:52 ET

MSP Heit Awarded Powered Managed Services and Silver Certified Partner Designations From Cisco

FORT COLLINS, CO--(Marketwire - May 19, 2008) - HEIT Inc., a Managed Services Provider (MSP) with an exclusive focus on the financial industry, has met all criteria to achieve Powered Designations in Managed Security and Managed Unified Communications as well as the Silver Certification from Cisco®.

"We are extremely proud to be awarded Powered Managed Services and Silver Certified partner designations from Cisco," said Daniel Holt, chief executive officer at HEIT. "These distinctions speak to HEIT's people and the investment they have made in their Cisco expertise, ultimately demonstrating our ability to sell, install, support, and manage Cisco solutions with 100% client satisfaction. It's gratifying to be recognized for our commitment to excellence and innovation in increasingly complex networking environments."

The Cisco Channel Partner Program performs rigorous third-party audits of a partner's personnel, support, specialization, network operations centers, and customer satisfaction in accordance with industry standards and best practices before awarding these designations. The Powered Managed Services designation requirements are further based upon the Information Technology Infrastructure Library® (ITIL) framework. HEIT achieved certifications in firewall and intrusion detection/prevention systems for Managed Security, and business communication services certification for Managed Unified Communications.

"HEIT has proven that they have the ability to combine Cisco solutions with their managed services program to create and deliver high-value, integrated networking technology to the financial industry," said Edison Peres, vice president of worldwide channels at Cisco. "Their investment in training, knowledge, and skills positions HEIT to play a pivotal role in aligning IT and business goals while servicing day-to-day infrastructure and operational needs."

About HEIT, Inc.

Recently ranked the #21 MSP by MSPmentor, HEIT delivers solutions specifically designed to meet the unique needs and regulatory requirements of financial institutions. HEIT's end-to-end integrated solutions include Managed Services, IT Security, Unified Banking, IT Compliance, and Data Loss Prevention. With HEIT, financial institutions of all sizes can achieve economies of scale, reduce IT costs, and increase focus on core business functions. HEIT is SAS-70 Type II and MSP Alliance accredited, and has worked closely with Paul Reymann, Co-Author of the GLBA Data Protection Rule, to develop its FFIEC-based reports.

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