Ensim Earns Microsoft Gold Status

Ensim Earns Microsoft Gold Status

Ensim Achieves Gold Partnership Status, Further Distinguishing Itself by Earning Microsoft Advanced Infrastructure Solutions and ISV/Software Solutions Competencies

Sunnyvale, California — January 11, 2005 – Ensim Corporation, a leader in service enablement and automation software solutions, today announced it has attained Gold Certified Status in the Microsoft Partner Program with competencies in Microsoft Advanced Infrastructure Solutions and ISV/Software Solutions, recognizing Ensim’s expertise and total impact in the technology marketplace. As a Gold Certified Partner, Ensim has demonstrated expertise with Microsoft technologies and proven its ability to meet customer needs. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners receive a rich set of benefits, including access, training, and support, giving them a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

Ensim is the leading provider of software solutions that enable service providers to profitably create, control, and deliver converged hosted services. Ensim solutions combine Ensim’s market-leading products, partnerships with leading software and service companies, world-class professional services, and years of industry experience to accelerate time-to-new-revenue, lower ongoing operating and capital expenses, and empower customers and resellers.

“ Gold Certification is a key milestone in our growing partnership with Microsoft. It demonstrates our commitment to leveraging Microsoft core technologies to deliver timely and innovative solutions to our customers,” said Sandip Gupta, President and CEO of Ensim. “ We are delighted to have earned this highest level of Microsoft Certification, as it acknowledges both the value of our solutions as well as our focus on customer satisfaction and quality. ”

“ Customers are looking for partner companies that can bridge the gap between their business demands and technology capabilities,” said Allison Watson, vice president of the Worldwide Partner Sales and Marketing Group at Microsoft Corp. “ They need to trust in someone who can act as an expert adviser for their long-term strategic technology plans. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners, who have certified expertise and direct training and support from Microsoft, can build a positive customer experience with our technologies,” Watson continued. “ Today, Microsoft recognizes Ensim as a new Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for demonstrating its expertise in providing customer satisfaction with Microsoft products and technology. ”

As one of the requirements for attaining Gold Certified Status, Ensim had to declare a Microsoft Competency. Microsoft Competencies are designed to help differentiate a partner’s capabilities with specific Microsoft technologies to customers looking for a particular type of solution. Each competency has a unique set of requirements and benefits, formulated to accurately represent the specific skills and services partners bring to the technology industry. Ensim declared two Microsoft Competencies:

The Advanced Infrastructure Solutions Competency is designed for partners with proven expertise in designing and/or implementing complex infrastructure solutions such as Active Directory®-based and Microsoft Integration Server design and deployment solutions, or Microsoft Exchange Server migration or deployment solutions. Because customers are increasingly asking to do more with less, partners with the Advanced Infrastructure Solutions Competency can identify their unique skill in helping customers access management solutions, improving operational efficiency and reducing security risks.

The Microsoft ISV/Software Solutions Competency recognizes the skill and focus partners bring to a particular solution set. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners who have obtained this competency have a successful record of developing and marketing packaged software based on Microsoft technologies.

The Microsoft Partner Program was launched in December 2003 and represents Microsoft’s ongoing commitment to the success of partners worldwide. The program offers a single, integrated partnering framework that recognizes partner expertise, rewards the total impact that partners have in the technology marketplace, and delivers more value to help partners’ businesses succeed.

About Ensim Corporation

Ensim is a leader in service enablement and automation software solutions that optimize delivery of converged hosted services. The company offers an array of award-winning solutions that accelerate the creation, control, and delivery of VoIP, web hosting, messaging and other high-value hosted services. More than 200 leading hosting providers, ISPs and carriers worldwide, including Telus, Belgacom, EV1, VIA NET.WORKS, SunRocket and Siemens Communications, rely on Ensim products to deliver mission-critical hosted services to their customers. Ensim has formed key partnerships with leading infrastructure vendors including Microsoft, Sylantro, BroadSoft and HP.

For more information on Ensim’s partnership with Microsoft, please visit http://www.ensim.com/partners/microsoft.html

For more information, please visit the Ensim Web site at www.ensim.com or call toll free at 1-877-693-6746 inside the United States or 1-408-745-3300 outside the United States.

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Ensim Corporation
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