Norman Announces its Membership in the Microsoft Certified Partner Program

Oslo, Norway. Jun-04, 2004, Norman ASA – an antivirus specialist in protection against new and unknown viruses, worms and trojans- today announced it is a new member in the Microsoft Certified Partner Program.

Norman has been named as a Microsoft Certified Partner due to its proven competence on the latest Microsoft technologies. Membership in the Microsoft Certified Partner Program will provide Norman with resources to help it continually enhance its security product portfolio for protection of security infrastructure.

“Norman is very pleased with our new status as a Microsoft Certified Partner,” says Henning Hansen, CEO of Norman ASA. “Being a member of the program gives us early access to privileged information on current and future Microsoft products initiatives allowing Norman to provide our customers with proactive recommendations on securely deploying Microsoft solutions across the enterprise. “When customers evaluate security systems to implement in a Microsoft environment, a Microsoft Certified Partner provides an increased level of trust that the application will work seamlessly”.

“When customers are looking to implement a Microsoft technology solution for their business, their best bet is to turn to an expert – a Microsoft Certified Partner,” says Birger Steen, General Manager Microsoft Norway. “Microsoft provides its Certified Partners with in-depth access to existing and emerging Microsoft technologies and related training and resources to help ensure that they have the technical intimacy needed to deliver quality solutions. Today, Microsoft recognizes Norman for demonstrating this level of expertise and welcomes it as a new Microsoft Certified Partner.”

Earlier this year Norman announced its partnership with Microsoft’s Virus information interchange (VIA) alliance. VIA offers best practices for preventing malicious attacks, information about specific viruses, how-to articles and links to other antivirus resources on its Web site http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/topics/virus/via.mspx.




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