4 October 2006

Ontrack attains Gold Certified Partner status in Microsoft Partner Programme

~ Ontrack further distinguishes itself by earning a Microsoft Competency in ISV/software solutions for Ontrack® PowerControls™ software ~

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4 October 2006

Ontrack attains Gold Certified Partner status in Microsoft Partner Programme

~ Ontrack further distinguishes itself by earning a Microsoft Competency in ISV/software solutions for Ontrack® PowerControls™ software ~

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Ontrack Data Recovery has attained Gold Certified status in the Microsoft Partner Programme for the impact its PC software has had on the technology marketplace. Ontrack has been recognised for its expertise with Microsoft technologies and ability to meet customers’ needs.

Microsoft Gold Certified Partners receive a rich set of benefits, including access, training and support, giving them a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

Ontrack PowerControls copies, searches, recovers and analyses data directly from Microsoft® Exchange Server backups, un-mounted databases (EDB) and Information Store files. With nearly 20 years of data recovery experience, Ontrack designed PowerControls to help storage managers and email, network and help desk administrators provide a more efficient service.

“PowerControls is an essential tool for anyone working with Microsoft Exchange Server, so achieving Gold Certified status in the Microsoft Partner Programme reinforces the benefits it can offer organisations looking to save both time and money,” said Phil Bridge, managing director, Ontrack UK. “This accomplishment is crucial in helping us promote our expertise and relationship with Microsoft to our customers.”

“Customers are looking for partner companies that can bridge the gap between their business demands and technology capabilities. They need expert advice for their long-term strategic technology plans. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners, which have certified expertise and direct training and support from Microsoft, can build a positive customer experience with our technologies,” said Allison Watson, vice president of the Worldwide Partner Sales and Marketing Group at Microsoft Corp.

“Microsoft recognises Kroll Ontrack as a new Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for demonstrating its expertise in providing customer satisfaction with Microsoft products and technology.”

As one of the requirements for attaining Gold Certified Status, Ontrack had to declare a Microsoft Competency. Microsoft Competencies are designed to help differentiate a partner’s capabilities with specific Microsoft technologies to customers looking for a particular type of solution. Each competency has a unique set of requirements and benefits, formulated to accurately represent the specific skills and services that partners bring to the technology industry.

“Solutions Competencies are an important way for Microsoft to better enable ISVs to meet customer needs,” said Sanjay Parthasarathy, corporate vice president of the Platform Strategy & Partner Group at Microsoft. “They allow ISVs to keep and win customers with their deep knowledge of solutions-based Microsoft platform technologies. Microsoft has a long history of working closely with ISV partners to help deliver compelling solutions and applications to our mutual customers, and the Solutions Competencies are an important step in continuing to enhance vital relationships with ISVs worldwide.”