June 16, 2008 08:30 ET

NetPro Counted Among Top Finalists for the 2008 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award for Advanced Infrastructure Solutions, Active Directory

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - June 16, 2008) - NetPro Computing, Inc., a leading provider of infrastructure optimization software, announced today it has been selected as a finalist for the Microsoft Partner of the Year Award in Advanced Infrastructure Solutions, Active Directory.

NetPro, aligning efforts with Microsoft since 1997, offers a wide-range of Active Directory solutions to help businesses optimize their Microsoft-based infrastructure. NetPro's Active Directory Optimization Suite helps customers better automate, manage and report on Active Directory with real-time auditing, event log management, backup and recovery and enhanced group policy management.

"We're honored to be recognized as a top finalist for the 2008 Microsoft Worldwide Partner of the Year Award," said Kevin Hickey, president and CEO of NetPro. "This nomination demonstrates NetPro's commitment to extending and enhancing Microsoft technologies to provide the capabilities organizations need for effective Active Directory management."

The awards will be presented in a number of categories, with winners chosen from a pool of more than 2,000 entrants worldwide. The Advanced Infrastructure Solutions, Active Directory Partner of the Year Award honors partners that have practices with proven proficiency in implementing solutions based on Windows Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS). This award also recognizes partners with innovative solutions for ADDS in a heterogeneous environment, or solutions that provide value-added security and compliance capabilities for ADDS. Partners earning this award have provided a comprehensive, end-to-end solution that leverages or extends the power of ADDS.

"Partners are critical to delivering rich business solutions and innovative excellence to customers," said Allison Watson, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft. "Congratulations to the 2008 Partner Award winners who have each demonstrated innovation beyond measure and an unswerving commitment to delivering the highest levels of customer satisfaction. We look forward to these partners continuing to raise the bar in the design and deployment of customer solutions built on Microsoft technologies."

The Microsoft Partner Program Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions over the past year.

About NetPro

As 17-year Infrastructure Optimization software experts, NetPro drives security and compliance by extending and enhancing Microsoft technologies to simplify your IT infrastructure better for less. From Active Directory and Exchange to SharePoint and Server environments, NetPro solutions feature an integrated architecture with a Microsoft-like experience and the industry's easiest deployment. With unprecedented coverage and visibility across critical applications, NetPro solutions enable organizations to improve the management and reliability of their IT infrastructures. Our award-winning solutions are used by the largest and most complex infrastructures in the world. For more information about NetPro, please visit

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