GFI Named Microsoft Gold Certified Partner

London, UK, 21 January 2002 – GFI, worldwide supplier of security and communication tools for NT/2000 administrators, today announced that it is a new member in the Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Program.

GFI has been named a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for Software Products, due to its commitment to the Microsoft platform and its proven track record of developing robust and reliable software products. GFI’s products include the FAXmaker for Exchange, an Exchange fax connector; FAXmaker for Networks/SMTP, a network fax solution for Windows NT/2000; Mail essentials for Exchange/SMTP, email content checking & anti-virus software; LANguard Content Filtering & Anti-Virus for ISA Server; and LANguard Security Event Log Monitor, intrusion detection using the NT/2000 event logs.

“Our new status as a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for Software Products will enable customers to further identify GFI as having proven expertise in providing high-quality software products,” said Nick Galea, GFI CEO. “GFI has been Microsoft certified since 1998 under the former Microsoft Certified Solution Provider program. The incremental benefits provided through our new Gold membership will allow us to continue developing innovative software built on the Microsoft platform and enhance the offerings that we provide for customers.”

The Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Program provides a way for customers to identify companies that have proven their commitment and expertise in one or more specialized areas when delivering Microsoft technologies. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners need to meet a higher set of criteria for each category, including enhanced certification and a portfolio of real-world customer references, and are thus identified as the most skilled partners in specific solution areas.

“Given the number of choices in software products in the market today, customers need to quickly learn who is committed to integration and testing,” said Rosa Garcia, general manager of the Partner Programs Group at Microsoft. “They need to be assured that a software provider has a policy of platform testing and integration. With commitments to the Microsoft Windows and .NET platforms, GFI has clearly demonstrated that its software products are robust and credible. Microsoft is pleased to have GFI as a Gold Certified Partner for Software Products.”

About GFI

GFI (www.gfi.com) has six offices in the US, UK, Germany, France, Australia and Malta, and has a worldwide network of distributors. GFI is the developer of FAXmaker, Mail essentials and LANguard, and has supplied applications to clients such as Microsoft, Telstra, Time Warner Cable, Shell Oil Lubricants, NASA, DHL, Caterpillar, BMW, the US IRS, and the USAF. GFI has won the Microsoft Fusion 2000 (GEM) Packaged Application Partner of the Year award, and was named one of 1999’s fastest growing software companies for Windows by Microsoft Corp. and CMP Media.

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