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Ascent Recognized as Microsoft Entra’s Top Regional Systems Integrator Worldwide

09.30.22 | By Ascent

Ascent Solutions has been recognized by Microsoft’s Entra team as the top Regional Systems Integrator in the world, a category occupied by thousands of partners worldwide.

At the first in-person security airlift since 2020, Microsoft highlighted their identity-specific technology family, Entra (Identity, Enterprise Permissions Management, Verified ID). Only 170 partners from around the globe attend this elite event.

Invited partners include Systems Integrators, Independent Software Vendors, Managed Services Providers, and niche solutions partners. Entra leadership team recognized top Global Partners across their partner ecosystem.

“Passion speaks for itself,” JD Harris, Chairman and CEO, said. “Out of thousands of partners worldwide, including massive consulting firm competitors, Microsoft recognized our team’s phenomenal Entra work. We’ve worked incredibly hard to invest in this partnership because we believe identity is the most crucial cyber battleground today. To have our work promoted at such an elite level feels like someone dumped fire starter on our forge. We won’t stop fighting until cybersecurity is recognized as a human right.”

Harnessing this recognition, Ascent will continue to advocate for identity modernization, arguably the most critical cybersecurity space today. In direct conversations with customers, our Strategic Alliance partners, and in the industry at-large, Ascent will continue spreading a passion for cybersecurity across the U.S. and internationally.

“One of Ascent’s goals is to be Microsoft’s best partner ever,” said Howard Friedman, Senior Managing Director for Strategy. ” Our consultants just made that concrete. We’ve taken the top Regional Integrator title from bigger, broader firms than ours. We will keep maximizing and consolidating client identity infrastructure within the Microsoft stack, making cybersecurity an essential factor to successful business goals.”

Ascent is truly honored to be recognized by the amazing team at Microsoft. Our consultant’s work in identity speaks for itself and the deep relationship Ascent has forged with Microsoft.

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