2020 was a transformational time. Seemingly overnight, COVID-1 9 reshaped our point of view on operate, home lifetime, and safety. Setting up home offices and powering through online presents in our pajama bottoms( with cameos by pets and children ), our industry rose to the challenge. All that challenging operate kept firstline laborers, students, medical professionals, and the rest of us connected and secure through a dark time. Now as we approach a full time, we will again celebrate our colleagues in security, compliance, and identity at the second annual Microsoft Security 20/20 awards ceremony on May 12, 2021.

“The past 12 months have reshaped our industry. We’ve all been pushed to reach new heights–creating integrated security, compliance, and identity solutions that work across platforms and cloud environments. We want to recognize the partners who helped get us there by creating their own game-changing Microsoft-based solutions and services.” — Vasu Jakkal, CVP Microsoft Security, Compliance& Identity


According to the American Optometric Association: “2 0/20 vision does not necessarily mean you have perfect vision, it simply indicates the sharpness or lucidity of vision at a distance.” Last year’s theme of “Vision and Clarity” focused on shaping Microsoft’s vision for the security ecosystem alongside our partners, but the past year has inspired all of us to have a new view. The last 12 months have, in a way, forced us all to step back and reexamine the solutions we offer. Our industry burned the midnight oil, retooling products to better support a new remote workplace. The Microsoft Security 20/20 awards ceremony will acknowledge our new reality and shifted standpoint with the theme of “Perspective–Through the looking glass.”

Unlike the online sessions we all know too well, this awards show will be an immersive, digital experience, ripe with dazzling visuals and soundscapes. We’re going all-in to celebrate our finalists and winners across 18 award categories honoring very good in security rights, conformity, and identity ecosystem. We promise to engage all five of your senses to get you out of that office chair( figuratively, anyway ), traveling through lush forests, bright meadows, and along a breezy beach.

Everyone is welcome. In this short-but-sweet accolades present, we’ll skip the speeches and doubled down on creativity and fun. You’re invited to watch the 90 -minute event and engage with us on social media. Feel free to invite your spouse, coat newborn, or favorite houseplant. Just don’t forget to snap a selfie and share it with the hashtag: #MSFTSecurity2020.

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Security for all

Microsoft is committed to building solutions that precaution your entire organization–delivering integrated security, conformity, identity, and management across platforms and cloud environments. We want to help our customers prioritize risks utilizing merged management tools and strategic counseling that maximize the human experience. The Microsoft Security 20/20 awardings honor spouses who align with Microsoft’s focus on customer obsession and have developed innovative, integrated answers during the past year–helping us realize our eyesight of security for all.

This year’s finalists

The award categories and finalists were selected by a cross-functional group within Microsoft for their excellence in innovation, integrating, and patron implementation. This time, wins will be voted on by members of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association( MISA ), making this truly a gala among peers. Each MISA member company will get one vote and winners will be announced at the event( finalists, you’ll have to watch to find out if you won !).

Security Trailblazer

Partners who drive major security-related initiatives and educate the market on how to be more secure.

Dark Trace Fireblocks Illusive KnowBe4 Vectra

Most Transformative Integration Partner

Partners that are actively building integration in all the regions of the Microsoft Security portfolio, along with demonstrating leadership in driving new, differentiated integrations.

Barracuda Check Point Cisco Citrix Forcepoint

Compliance Trailblazer

Partners who further major compliance-related initiatives and educate the market on compliance risks.

Cognni McAfee Relativity Telemessage Veritas Technologies LLC

Microsoft Security System Integrator of the Time

System Integrators that work closely with battleground marketers to close bargains, integrate, and deploy Microsoft Security into customers’ environments.

Ascent Solutions Edgile Glueck& Kanja Consulting AG Optiv Oxford Computer Group

Identity Trailblazer

Partners who drive major identity-related initiatives and educate the market on how to protect identities.

Illusive Silverfort Strata Twilio Yubico

Microsoft Security GTM partner of the Year

Partners who complete the biggest number of workshops with the highest degree of excellence.

Insight North America Netrix PowerOn Platforms SoftwareONE Synergy Advisors LLC

Microsoft 365 Security Deployment Partner of the Year

Service providers that increase usage and adoption rates for Microsoft 365 security products.

Accenture Atea CDW Core BTS Insight

SCI Advisory of the Time

Security advisory firms that are building core competencies on top of Microsoft Security answers and acting as a trusted advisor to Microsoft customers.

Accenture EY KPMG PwC Wipro

Microsoft Azure Security Deployment Partner of the Time

Service providers that increase usage and adoption rates for Azure security products.

Ascent Solutions Avanade Collective Insights Insight Planet Technologies

The Security Industry Changemaker

Individuals that make a standout contribution to improve the security community.

Camille Stewart and Lauren Zabierek Ambareen Siraj Eva Galperin Kevin Mandia Marcus Carey

Zero Trust Champion- ISV( Independent Software Vendors)

Software marketers that increase utilization and adoption rates with solutions would be consistent with Microsoft’s Zero Trust strategy.

Cisco F5 Networks Forcepoint Palo Alto Networks Zscaler

Top MDR( Managed Detection and Response) Team

Managed Detection and Response squads that provide incident responses for the world’s largest customers and be associated with Microsoft Security to continually improve customer security.

BlueVoyant Critical Start Mandiant Open Systems Trustwave

Zero Trust Champion- SI( System Integrators)

System Integrators that accelerate fasten remote work and help customers speed up their Zero Trust strategy.

Atea Avanade Edgile InSpark Wortell

Top Managed SOC( Security Operation Centers)

Security Operations Centers that offer oversaw security services to the world’s largest customers and be associated with Microsoft to continually improve customer security.

Accenture BT IBM Optiv Trustwave

Emerging Security ISV Disruptor

Independent Software Vendors who display growth potential and have innovative emerging capabilities.

Axis Security Axonius Hunters Medigate Orca Security

Microsoft Security Customer Impact

Partners who have driven a significant number of clients wins and have a proven track record for customer satisfaction.

Barracuda Fortinet Open Systems Optiv Saviynt

Compliance Service Innovator of the Year

Service spouses that demonstrate leadership and invention in managed compliance service scenarios.

Accenture BDO Epiq Lighthouse Protiviti

Security ISV of the Year

Independent Software Vendors that have shown innovation and capacities necessary to drive revenue.

Barracuda Check Point F5 Networks ServiceNow Zscaler

Our partners in security rights, compliance, and identity ecosystem constantly inspire us to create stronger, more integrated solutions. Please join us in celebrating their achievements at the Microsoft Security 20/20 accolades, May 12, 2021 — we look forward to seeing you there!

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