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Ascent Solutions Recognized as Winner of 2023 Microsoft US Partner of the Year

06.28.23 | By Ascent

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, United States of America — June 28, 2023 — Ascent Solutions today announced it has won the Modern Endpoint Management 2023 Microsoft US Partner of the Year Award. The company was honored among a field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.

“Ascent has a rich history of partnering with Microsoft’s field to support our customers,” said Howard Friedman, Senior Managing Director for Strategy. “We’ve delivered answers to the toughest security questions for years. It’s another thing to receive this prestigious recognition. So proud our Modern SecOps work is allowing a Fortune 500 financial services company to secure its domestic and international clients. It’s clearer than ever that we share a common business goal with Microsoft: spreading a passion for cybersecurity across the world.”

The Microsoft US Partner of the Year Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered outstanding Microsoft-based applications, services and devices during the past year. Awards were classified in various categories, with honorees chosen from a set of more than 800 submitted nominations. Ascent Solutions was recognized out of 40,000 partners in Microsoft’s Security ecosystem for providing outstanding solutions and services in the Security category for Modern Endpoint Management.

“I’m beyond proud of our Endpoint Management team’s innovation and drive with each engagement they’re assigned,” said Tim Knapp, Ascent’s Modern Endpoint Management architect and practice lead. “We’ve leveraged best-in-class Microsoft Security products for years to drive change for our customers. It’s meaningful work. Incredibly grateful to be recognized.”

Ascent Solutions was honored for their work implementing a military-inspired SOC-of-the-future organized into focused red, blue, purple, and green cells, securing customer data, automating security alerts, and protecting employee access across the Ascent’s Fortune 500 financial services customer.

“We would like to extend our congratulations to the winners and finalists of the 2023 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards!” said Nina Harding, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft US Global Partner Solutions. “The winners and finalists of the 2023 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards have demonstrated the best of what’s possible with the Microsoft Cloud by providing innovative new solutions and services that positively impact customers and enable digital transformation.”

The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards are announced annually prior to the company’s global partner conference, Microsoft Inspire, which will take place on July 18-19 this year. Additional details on the 2023 awards are available on the US Partner Community Blog here: US Partner Community Blog.

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