SOURCE: NextPage

September 05, 2007 09:07 ET

NextPage Attains Gold Certified Partner Status in Microsoft Partner Program

NextPage Further Distinguishes Itself by Earning a Microsoft Competency in ISV Solutions With Document Retention and Compliance Technologies

DRAPER, UT--(Marketwire - September 5, 2007) - NextPage, a leader in information risk management, announced today that it has attained Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program. NextPage has demonstrated expertise with Microsoft technologies and proven ability to meet customers' needs. The certification represents a significant level of competence and expertise with Microsoft technologies, and the closest working relationship with Microsoft.

Microsoft Gold Partners receive the highest level of resources and support including access, training and support, giving them a competitive advantage in the channel.

"We have partnered with Microsoft on a number of initiatives and are pleased that our hard work to develop and maintain state-of-the-art information risk management applications that function within a Microsoft Office environment has qualified NextPage to achieve Gold Certified Partner status," said Darren Lee, President and Chief Executive Officer of NextPage. "This certification will enable us to continue providing the most compatible and user friendly tools in the desktop document management and retention field."

NextPage, along with Microsoft, is a member of Ecma International's Technical Committee 45 (TC45), which includes representatives from Apple, Barclays Capital, BP, The British Library, Essilor, Intel, Novell, Statoil, Toshiba, and the United States Library of Congress. The members of TC45 have collaborated on and co-sponsored a submission to Ecma for the international standard for Microsoft Office Open XML document format technology. The OpenXML initiative was created to provide the community with an open standard for word-processing documents, presentations, and spreadsheets that can be freely implemented by multiple applications on multiple platforms. Ecma has submitted the proposed Open XML standard to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), which may approve Open XML as an international standard by March 2008.

The company was a recent CODiE Award winner for Best Document Management solution for its flagship product, Document Retention, which is a unique solution to help enterprises implement an information risk management solution that works within the way end-users normally create, save, send and delete documents.

NextPage Document Retention makes it easy to see exactly where at risk enterprise documents are stored -- desktop, email attachments, shared drives or removable media -- to apply document retention policies to those documents and to monitor compliance across the whole enterprise.

About NextPage

NextPage mitigates the risk of documents on the desktop by increasing document retention compliance. Research shows that document retention policies are failing at the desktop, only 60% of companies have written policies and only 30% of those actively enforce the policy. That means there is significant risk in the 7.5B Office documents created annually. NextPage delivers the only enterprise desktop information risk service that securely tracks documents across e-mail, users' desktops, removable media and servers and applies policy across the distributed desktop environment. Enabling organizations to reduce the cost of e-discovery, increase compliance and retain and protect critical corporate IP. For more information, visit http://www.nextpage.com or e-mail us at npinfo@nextpage.com.