SOURCE: Solidcore

April 02, 2007 08:30 ET

Solidcore Awarded Gold Partner Status in Microsoft Windows Embedded Partner Program

Solidcore Change Control Software Helps Device Vendors Accelerate Deployment of Windows Embedded and Windows Embedded for Point of Service Solutions

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 2, 2007 -- Today at the Embedded Systems Conference, Solidcore® Systems, Inc., a leader in change control for critical systems, announced that Microsoft has awarded Solidcore Gold-level Partner status in the Microsoft Windows Embedded Partner (WEP) Program. Solidcore has achieved Gold-level Partner status within the WEP Program by demonstrating excellence in building and enabling Windows Embedded-powered solutions.

Solidcore's change control software runs transparently on Windows Embedded-powered solutions to prevent unauthorized and out-of-policy software changes that could cause system downtime. Solidcore enables manufacturers of Windows Embedded solutions to reduce field maintenance activities caused by inappropriate and out-of-policy software modifications. Change control software from Solidcore ensures that only software updates and changes authorized by the Windows Embedded-based device manufacturer are applied to the solution. Solidcore also eliminates the need to maintain and run processor intensive anti-virus software applications on a Windows Embedded-based device by preventing any unauthorized code from executing on the device.

"We are pleased to have Solidcore become a Gold-level Partner in the Windows Embedded Partner Program," said Ilya Bukshteyn, director of Windows Embedded Marketing at Microsoft Corp. "Solidcore change control software is well established in the embedded solutions community, and we look forward to working with Solidcore to further enhance the capabilities of Windows Embedded solutions for customers worldwide."

Windows Embedded Partner Gold-level membership enables customers to more easily identify companies that have demonstrated excellence in building and enabling Windows Embedded-powered solutions. Windows Embedded Partner Gold-level status identifies best-of-breed Systems Integrators, Independent Software Vendors, Silicon Vendors, Independent Hardware Vendors and Original Design Manufacturers.

"The Gold-level membership in the Windows Embedded Partner Program is an exceptional milestone for Solidcore," said Rosen Sharma, president and CEO of Solidcore. "Solidcore's change control software has been established as a key component of Windows Embedded-based devices including ATMs, medical devices, thin clients and point-of-sale systems. Our alliance with Microsoft will enable Windows XP Embedded and Windows Embedded for Point of Service device manufacturers, distributors, system integrators and channel service providers to accelerate the deployment those solutions while reducing support costs."

Solidcore' s S3 Control™ for Embedded Solutions enables device manufacturers, system integrators and the distribution channel to secure and control embedded devices. The software installs quickly and easily on Windows XP Embedded and Windows Embedded for Point of Service-based devices to prevent unauthorized, out-of-policy software changes that could cause device downtime. Solidcore S3 Control for Windows Embedded Solutions benefits the manufacturer, the channel and the end-user of the embedded device. It enhances control over the changes to the device, reducing support costs for the device manufacturers and the service channel. It can ensure that only the authorized software updates and changes are applied to deployed devices. Additionally, it helps achieve higher availability, better security, compliance readiness and lower total cost of ownership for the end customer of the embedded device.

Embedded Systems Conference Exhibition

Solidcore will be providing more information and demonstrations on its change control software for Windows XP Embedded and Windows Embedded for Point of Service -based devices at the Embedded Systems Conference being held at the McEnery Convention Center, San Jose, California from April 3-5, 2007 in Microsoft's booth #1128. For more information and to register for the conference, please visit http://www.embedded.com/esc/sv/. For more information about the Solidcore S3 Control for Embedded Systems software, please visit http://www.solidcore.com/products/s3control_embedded.html.

About Solidcore Systems

Solidcore is a leading provider of change control for critical systems. Solidcore is used by major manufacturers of automated teller machines, point-of-sale terminals, medical devices, thin-clients, storage appliances and other devices to securely leverage open systems while controlling support costs. Solidcore's S3 Control software is the industry's first and only solution to automate the enforcement of change management policies. Customers trust Solidcore to improve service availability, implement ITIL initiatives, and lower costs related to PCI and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Solidcore is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. For more information, visit www.solidcore.com.

Solidcore is a registered trademark of Solidcore Systems, Inc. in the United States and other countries. S3 Control and S3 Control for Embedded Systems are trademarks of Solidcore Systems, Inc. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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