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Avanade recognized as a leading Microsoft security services partner

  • Posted on July 16, 2020
  • Estimated reading time 3 minutes

The security landscape was already evolving in 2020 before the COVID-19 pandemic affected every industry, organization and person. Many businesses are now convinced that Microsoft security solutions will play a vital role in their digital transformation roadmap. But they aren’t always sure how to implement them or how to pick the right partner.

At Avanade, the focus on security has never been greater. We’ve made sure that security is deeply embedded into all parts of our business – from the core security offerings we provide to our clients, to the internal controls and the client data protection initiatives we have in place.

For the past few years, Avanade has quietly been earning accolades as one of the world’s leading Microsoft security services companies. The most recent recognition occurred earlier in July when we earned a nomination to join the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA), an  invitation-only community of Microsoft managed security service providers and independent software vendors.

Security solutions centered around Microsoft
I’m particularly proud of the intellectual property our team has developed, which extends the security capabilities of Microsoft, the world leader in cybersecurity. Most recently, we unveiled a set of security solutions that are centered around Microsoft Azure Sentinel, Microsoft’s scalable, cloud-native, security information event management and security orchestration automated response solution.

Customized for each client, our security services package can include a set of workshops, pilots and an engagement based on our unique mix of business understanding in the security domain, deep Microsoft technology experience and our understanding of the client’s environment. Our Managed Security Service brings top security talent, innovative technologies and security-as-a-service operating models that help clients rapidly achieve operational resilience with scalable security and compliance operations.

The invitation to join the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association was the latest recognition for Avanade Security. Earlier in 2020, we were named the Microsoft Security 20/20 award winner in the Security Advisory category. Additionally, we were one of the inaugural group of partners that earned gold level status for the new Microsoft security competency last September “for partners with the knowledge and capabilities to deliver security-related services on Azure and Microsoft 365 and help customers protect identities, data, apps, and endpoints from cyber threats.”

We encourage our people to keep up-to-date on the latest Microsoft technologies. At last count, Avanade has attained more AZ-500 (Azure Security Engineer Associate) and MS-500 (Security Administrator Associate) certifications – the two Microsoft security-specific certs – than any other partner. It’s been said that “each one of those certifications reflects hours, days or weeks of someone’s investment in their learning, growth and development, and reflects their personal – and Avanade’s – acquisition and application of the latest in-demand tech and skills.”

Protecting clients from today’s – and tomorrow’s – cyberthreats
We’ve doubled our year-over-year security sales in each of the past three years and have a roster of clients that includes leaders in nearly every industry. That’s because our professionals combine technology, business and industry expertise – along with a passion for technology and deep insights into emerging risks and challenges – to build and deploy solutions to protect our clients from the cyberthreats of today and tomorrow. 

Lastly, we’re agile to adapt to both the changing needs of our clients and the changing market conditions and requirements. Our new five-step guidebook is available to help organizations rethink their cybersecurity strategies for the new, post-pandemic world. 

Learn how Avanade can help protect your organization, so that you can build a resilient and scalable operation that’s fit for a flexible future.

Punit Pallav

Great news and great article! 

July 23, 2020

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