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Ekco, Europe’s fastest growing security-first managed cloud provider, has earned Microsoft’s Information Protection and Governance Specialization, certifying its expertise in deploying and managing Microsoft Information Protection workloads.

This is the fourth Microsoft Security Specialization that Ekco has received since June and its fifth Microsoft Specialization overall.

“Ekco is thrilled to have earned another Microsoft Security Specialization. Data security and governance is a critical issue for most organisations, especially in the era of cloud computing, remote work, and cyber threats. Companies need MSPs who can act as trusted partners and provide them with solutions that enable them to protect, monitor, and govern their data across different platforms and devices. A huge congratulations to our team, whose commitment and skills helped us achieve this acknowledgement from Microsoft,” says Frank Renehan, Director at Ekco.

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What is the Microsoft Information Protection and Governance Specialization?

The Microsoft Information Protection and Governance Specialization shows a company’s proven, verifiable expertise in deploying and managing Microsoft Information Protection workloads and providing proactive strategies that enhance data security for customers. It is available only to partners who have an active Solutions Partner for Security designation and meet the highest standards for service delivery and support.

Why is it important?

• The data governance market is expected to grow to €6.9 billion in 2026 at a compound annual growth rate of 22.7%.
• Privacy teams and budgets are an increasing priority for some sectors. Industries reporting the highest average privacy team size were healthcare (23.4), technology (22.8), and financial services (20.4). The top three sectors that reported the highest average privacy budget were technology (€2.7 million), financial services (€2.6 million), and healthcare (€2.4 million).
• The cost of cybercrime is predicted to hit €7.5 trillion in 2023 and will grow to €9.8 trillion by 2025.

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How did we achieve the specialization?

Microsoft has a number of steps Ekco had to pass in order to receive this solution designation:
• Have an active Solutions Partner designation for Security
• Have the requisite in-house skills to offer advanced capabilities, demonstrated by having a number of our specialists pass the Microsoft Information Protection Administrator Associate certification exam
• Have deployed Microsoft Information Protection solutions for at least three customers within the past 12 months, and are able to provide customer references for each deployment.

Read more about Ekco’s other Microsoft Security Specializations:

Ekco achieves Cloud Security Specialization from Microsoft

Ekco earns Microsoft’s Identity & Access Management Specialization

Ekco attains Microsoft Threat Detection Specialization

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