IntraLinks Attains Gold Certified Partner Status in Microsoft Partner Program

- IntraLinks Further Distinguishes Itself by Earning Microsoft Competencies in ISV/Software Solutions and SOA and Business Process

NEW YORK, March 16 /CNW/ - IntraLinks, the leading provider of critical information exchange solutions, today announced it has attained Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program with Competencies in ISV/Software Solutions and SOA and Business Process, recognizing IntraLinks' expertise and impact in the technology marketplace. As a Gold Certified Partner, IntraLinks has demonstrated expertise with Microsoft technologies and a proven 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 channel.

"We are pleased to have attained Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program. This allows us to clearly promote our expertise and relationship with Microsoft to our customers," said Andrew Damico, CEO of IntraLinks. "The benefits provided through our Gold Certified Partner status will allow us to continue to enhance the critical information exchange offerings that we provide for customers."

"Customers are looking for partner companies that can bridge the gap between their business demands and technology capabilities," said Allison Watson, corporate vice president of the Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. "They need to trust in a company that can act as an expert adviser 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. Today, Microsoft recognizes IntraLinks as a new Gold Certified Partner for demonstrating its expertise in providing customer satisfaction using Microsoft products and technology."

As one of the requirements for attaining Gold Certified Partner status, IntraLinks 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.

The ISV/Software Solutions Competency recognizes the skill and focus partners bring to a particular solution set. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners that have obtained this competency have a successful record of developing and marketing packed software based on Microsoft technologies. The SOA and Business Process Competency is for systems integrators, solutions and services providers, and software developers with proven proficiency in implementing and deploying integrated, interoperable, and agile solutions that connect information, systems, people, and processes.

The Microsoft Partner Program was launched in October 2003 and represents Microsoft's ongoing commitment to the success of partners worldwide. The program offers a single, integrated partnering framework that recognizes partner expertise, rewards the total impact that partners have in the technology marketplace, and delivers more value to help partners' businesses be successful.

About IntraLinks

IntraLinks provides on-demand solutions for businesses to securely collaborate, communicate and exchange critical information inside and outside the enterprise. For more than a decade, 750,000 professionals from more than 90,000 organizations have relied on IntraLinks to accelerate workflow, optimize business processes and realize new profit potential. IntraLinks counts 800 of the Fortune 1000 as clients, including AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Bank of America, Deutsche Bank and the FDIC. For more information, visit http://www.intralinks.com or http://blog.intralinks.com

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    FOR MORE INFORMATION:

    ANNA ROBERTS, INTRALINKS
    TEL: +44-20-7549-5256
    EMAIL: AROBERTS(AT)INTRALINKS.COM
    

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For further information: For further information: Anna Roberts, IntraLinks, Tel: +44-20-7549-5256, Email: aroberts@intralinks.com

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