Internet Security Systems, Inc. (ISS) (NASDAQ: ISSX) today announced that BIOS Limited is the first reseller in the company’s SecurePartner Programme to achieve Platinum status, the highest attainable level, in the northern European region.
BIOS has demonstrated its superior expertise and knowledge having attended the required training courses offered by the ISS SecurePartner University. The course, comprised of 26 exams includes an integrated security appliance, network intrusion prevention and a desktop protection exam.
In addition, the Platinum Partner accreditation gives BIOS direct access to the ISS’ direct touch sales force and allows the company to receive maximum benefit of ISS resources to support their existing and future projects.
“This accreditation is proof of BIOS’ security expertise and provides the vital assurance to its customers that it can provide a total security solution,” said Howard Freeman, Channel Manager for Internet Security Systems. “BIOS have consistently demonstrated the highest of technical standards and continue to show their ability in deploying ISS solutions in order that their clients get both the very best service from the company and performance from the technology.”
Traditionally a player in the public sector with multiple NHS clients such as The Christie Hospital NHS Trust and The Royal Liverpool Children´s NHS Trust, BIOS has taken advantage of ISS’ market-leading products and services and catapulted itself into the commercial market sector.
“ISS has the strength in its portfolio that covers every security requirement that there is and this has proved vital in helping our company grow in new market sectors,” said Len Findlay, managing director for BIOS Limited. “This accreditation will help us move even further into these new markets and will show our customers we have the expertise and ability to deliver the best products and solutions for their needs.”