SOURCE: Special Operations Software

May 16, 2005 07:40 ET

Special Operations Software Announces Global Channel Partner Program

TOPNORDIC Joins as a Preferred Partner

ENGLEWOOD, CO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 16, 2005 -- Special Operations Software, a global provider of Active Directory and Group Policy integrated server and desktop management software applications, today announced that it has launched a global channel partner program to accelerate the deployment of its desktop management software in the United States and Europe. Special Operations Software's existing partners will become part of the new program. TOPNORDIC, Denmark's largest information technology (IT) provider, is the most recent partner to join the new program.

"Strong demand for our Active Directory integrated systems management products has driven the formation of this partner program," said Robert Lundh, CEO of Special Operations Software. "As we add new channel partners in the US and Europe, we will be able to quickly increase our market share around the globe."

The program is designed to enable qualified systems integrators, Value-Added Resellers (VARs), managed service providers and consultants to market, resell, support and provide consultation on Special Operations Software's entire suite of products. The Special Operations Software suite of products complements and adds value to Microsoft's Active Directory and Group Policy-based deployment. Increased efficiencies and productivity gains help partners realize significant sales opportunities.

"We have no doubt that Special Operations Software is a rising star. Its newest product, Specops Deploy, gives our customers an easier and much more efficient way to take full advantage of Microsoft's Active Directory functionality," said Ken Hyld, business development manager, TOPNORDIC. "As a Special Operations Software channel partner, we are able to present a best of breed solution that our customers value greatly. We are looking forward to a successful relationship with Special Operations Software."

Participation in the new program will require demonstrated success in providing enterprise software solutions. Special Operations Software will provide sales support and technical training for its partners. Qualifying partners may also be eligible for licensing discounts.

For more information about the company and its Partner Program, please visit the corporate website at www.specopssoft.com.

About Special Operations Software

Special Operations Software (www.specopssoft.com) is a software vendor offering management products enhancing Active Directory and Group Policy based technology. Special Operations Software was founded in 2001 and is a privately held company. The company's customer base is spread over more than 15 countries with the majority of customers located in North America and Scandinavia. The world headquarters is located in Stockholm, Sweden and the North American headquarters is located in Denver, Colorado. Special Operations Software is a founding member of the Group Policy Task Force (www.gptf.org). Special Operations Software products include Specops Deploy™, Special Operations Suite™ and Active Directory Janitor™.

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