LOS ANGELES -- Microsoft has awarded its Identity and Security Partner of the Year award to Denmark-based Omada Solutions Inc., a provider of access management solutions. The Microsoft cloud partner is one of the first companies to develop add-on modules to improve or enhance the security of Microsoft’s cloud platform.
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Morten Boel Sigurdsson, CEO of Omada, spoke at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC 2011) Tuesday about his company’s success building security modules for Microsoft’s Azure. Omada developed and now resells Omada Identity Suite for Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) 2010, Omada Compliance Attestation Manager for FIM 2010, Omada SharePoint Governance Manager for FIM 2010 and Omada Role Manager for FIM 2010.
Morten Boel SigurdssonCEO, Omada
“Microsoft has an excellent stack,” Sigurdsson said in his presentation at WPC 2011. “We made a killer application on top of Microsoft technology. We bet on Microsoft and it paid off.”
Omada’s suite was presented at WPC 2011 as an example of the products being developed by independent software vendors (ISVs) to improve or enhance the underlying functionality of Microsoft’s cloud platform. Omada’s modules were designed to improve identity management and access control for Windows Azure, Microsoft’s cloud computing platform.
Other ISV’s that have added security modules to Microsoft cloud products include ProofPoint Inc., which provides compliance features for Office 365, the cloud-based version of Microsoft Office.
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Microsoft is pushing cloud services during its 2011 Worldwide Partner Conference, largely leaving IT security to its OEMs and expo exhibitors.
Microsoft partners, including value-added resellers (VARs) and large account resellers (LARs), may choose to resell modules from independent software vendors (ISVs) to complement or augment Microsoft's own products. Many attendees at WPC 2011 spent time discussing potential partner-to-partner (P2P) opportunities Microsoft channel partners.