AccountabilIT (AIT) has the expertise and capabilities to provide security-related services on Azure and Microsoft 365. They help customers protect networks, data, apps, endpoints, and identities from cyber threats.

Scottsdale, September 1, 2021.- AccountabilIT, the rapidly-growing Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) and Managed Service Provider (MSP), announced today that it has achieved Microsoft Gold Security Competency status. By attaining this Security Competency, AccountabilIT has proven to have the background, skills, management, and reliability needed for designing, implementing, and managing customer information security using Microsoft solutions.

Microsoft awards Gold Competency (its highest certification level) only to partners who exemplify high-level expertise as well as a demonstrated specialization in each technology or service area. The Gold Security Competency is AccountabilIT’s 4th Gold Competency awarded by Microsoft.

“Data security is a complex, ever-changing landscape,” said AccountabilIT founder and Chief Executive Officer, Chuck Vermillion. “Each day presents bad actors with new opportunities for data-related fraud, identify theft, ransomware, and other types of cybercrime. With the surge of the remote workforce in the pandemic era, business’s networks have expanded exponentially and those networks and related data are more exposed and vulnerable than ever before.”

In the context of today’s rampant network and data breaches, finding a sophisticated, credible security partner is business critical. Microsoft created its Security Gold Competency program to identify the most trusted leaders in Microsoft security. The program distinguishes Microsoft’s best-prepared, most advanced partners, who help customers protect information and data, implement identity and access management, and defend against cybersecurity threats on the Microsoft platforms.

AccountabilIT Chief Operating Officer Jim Hertle commented, “We are very pleased to have earned this accolade, proving that we are exceptionally well-positioned to supply managed security-related services on our customers’ Azure and Microsoft 365 platforms.”

This Gold Security Competency status extends and reinforces AccountabilIT’s ongoing partnership with Microsoft. AccountabilIT is a Microsoft-first company with extensive experience deploying and managing Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) tools, such as Microsoft’s Sentinel platform, in customer environments.

AccountabilIT is a managed IT & cybersecurity services firm headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ. Since its inception, the company has been a leader in the industry and a pioneer in application management, database administration, cloud transformation, and cloud-managed services. Over the past four years, AccountabilIT has grown into a leader in the cybersecurity space as well. AccountabilIT takes pride in being an early adopter of Microsoft security solutions, including Microsoft Sentinel, the first-ever born-in-the-cloud SIEM security tool. With a 24×7 Security Operations Center (SOC) partnered with their MSP practice, AccountabilIT is the go-to partner for any business’s technology outsourcing.