DiscountASP.NET Attains Security Solutions Competency in Microsoft Partner Program

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April 9, 2008 - DiscountASP.NET, today announced it has attained their third competency in Security Solutions, recognizing DiscountASP.NET's expertise and impact in the technology marketplace. As a Gold Certified Partner, DiscountASP.NET has demonstrated expertise with Microsoft technologies and proven ability to meet customers' needs. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners receive a rich set of benefits, including access, training and support, giving them a competitive advantage in the channel.

DiscountASP.NET provides advanced Microsoft Windows-based shared web hosting, specializing in ASP.NET hosting and Microsoft SQL database hosting. As an innovator in .NET hosting, DiscountASP.NET is one of a few hosts to launch Windows 2008 shared hosting. DiscountASP.NET custom-built their hosting automation system and control panel using ASP.NET technology, including a new Application Pool Pipeline Mode chooser tool and IIS7 Manager Permissions tool for Windows 2008 hosting customers.

"As a hosting provider that focuses 100% on Windows-based shared web hosting, we are extremely proud to join the expert group of hosts that have attained the Security Solutions competency in the Microsoft Partner Program." said Takeshi Eto VP Marketing for DiscountASP.NET. "This new status provides benefits that will allow us to continue to enhance our product and demonstrates our commitment to providing a secure platform for Microsoft ASP.NET technology and innovation."

As one of the requirements for attaining Gold Certified Partner status, DiscountASP.NET 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 that partners bring to the technology industry. DiscountASP.NET attained the Advanced Infrastructure Solutions and Networking Infrastructure competency to qualify for the Microsoft Gold Certified Partner level in 2006. The Security Solutions competency is DiscountASP.NET's third Microsoft competency.

The Security Solutions Competency is designed to recognize the unique skills and requirements of partners specializing in delivering security-based solutions. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners enrolled in this competency have proved their skill in advanced security solutions to help protect customer information assets by building solutions such as security management and operations, security-enhanced wireless VPN and perimeter, and identity and access management solutions. Specializations within the competency include Infrastructure Security and Security Management.

"Security is a priority for Microsoft, and we rely on our partners to help us deliver security-based solutions to our customers," said Thomas Dawkins, group product manager responsible for security partner strategy at Microsoft Corp. "As customers continue to automate business processes, solutions competencies such as this one enable our partners to better identify and showcase their security solutions skills to respond to increasing customer demands to better secure their infrastructure."

The Microsoft Partner Program was launched in October 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 be successful.

About DiscountASP.NET:
DiscountASP.NET is an innovative leader in Microsoft Windows-based shared hosting, focused on providing the best value in ASP.NET and SQL database hosting. A Microsoft Gold Certified partner, DiscountASP.NET was one of the first hosts to launch Windows 2008 hosting, and .NET 3.5 hosting supporting LINQ, ASP.NET AJAX and Silverlight. Through strong word-of-mouth and their commitment to ASP.NET and SQL technology, DiscountASP.NET has become the choice for affordable enterprise-class ASP.NET web hosting. For more information, visit