AMSTERDAM, June 11, 2019 — InSpark is the proud winner of the Microsoft Security and Compliance Partner of the Year Award 2019. The prize is being awarded because InSpark offers the most distinctive solution and service in terms of security and compliance. InSpark was named winner after being selected from a global field of 2,900 Microsoft partners from 115 countries.

The winning solution

The decisive factor for winning this award is InSpark’s Cloud Security Center. This managed security and compliance solution is the result of a modern vision on cloud security, multiple strong partnerships and years of experience in securing cloud environments. InSpark not only offers state-of-the-art security for the modern workplace and (hybrid) data centers in Microsoft Azure, but also 24/7 monitoring of potential security incidents. The monitoring activities are provided by SecOps engineers in InSpark’s own SOC (Security Operations Center). The service is charged based on a fixed price per user or per workload. By honoring InSpark with this award, Microsoft recognizes its unique qualities.

Laurens Frijters, Managing Director InSpark:

“We are incredibly proud. This award recognizes InSpark as the number one global security partner. It is a new milestone that we owe to the trust of our customers and the tireless commitment of colleagues with a passion for the Microsoft platform.”

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Partnerships are key

Stefan Daelemans, CTO at InSpark:

“We have been working closely with Microsoft’s product teams in Redmond and Israel for many years and are investing heavily in these relationships. Our Cloud Security Center is a managed security service that has been created through intensive cooperation between the product groups within Microsoft, our pioneering customers such as KPMG, Perfetti van Melle and Vebego, and our InSpark colleagues with in-depth knowledge of Microsoft’s security solutions.”

Gavriella Schuster, Corporate Vice President, One Commercial Partner, Microsoft Corp.:

“It’s an honor to recognize finalists and winners of the Microsoft 2019 Partner of the Year Awards. These companies are successfully leading their industries, building intelligent solutions, addressing complex business challenges and making more possible for customers around the world. I’m honored to congratulate each winner and finalist.”

Jacob Groote, EVP KPN Business Market Participations:

““I’d like to congratulate our subsidiary InSpark with this award! It is a confirmation of the fact that we work together with the best partner in the Netherlands. Together, we build intelligent IT and security solutions and tackle complex business problems. This enables us to offer our customers more.”

The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions over the past year. Want to know more about the Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards 2019? Go to news.microsoft.com.

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About InSpark

InSpark supports and stimulates organizations in their digital transformation. Our innovations and security services ensure lasting results with great positive impact for our customers. Our motto: Innovate to Accelerate. The InSpark professionals have in-depth expertise in state-of-the-art Microsoft solutions. Full service and full force, so that customers and employees can get the most out of technology. InSpark is a tenfold Microsoft Gold Partner, Country Partner of the Year 2018, Hybrid Cloud Partner 2017 and multiple winner of the FD Gazelle award. InSpark is a full subsidiary of KPN.

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For additional information please contact: Harry Vleesch Dubois, Marketing Manager InSpark (hvd@inspark.nl)

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