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Wortell recognized as a Microsoft Security Excellence Awards winner for Security MSSP of the Year

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Lijnden, North-Holland, Netherlands — 08/05/2024 Wortell today announced it won the Security MSSP (Managed Security Service Provider) of the Year award in the Microsoft Security Excellence Awards 2024. The company’s innovation and achievements over the past 12 months have elevated and distinguished it within the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA), an ecosystem of independent software vendors (ISVs) and managed security service providers (MSSPs) that have integrated their security products and services with Microsoft Security technology.

Award winners demonstrated excellence across security, identity, management, compliance, and privacy during the past 12 months.

Maarten Goet, CTO at Wortell, remarks, "Five years ago, driven by a shared mission to cultivate a safer digital landscape, Wortell embarked on its cybersecurity journey with the aim of empowering organizations step by step. Partnering with Microsoft, we advocated for an end-to-end solution approach, bolstering our customers' security posture. However, we've come to understand that genuine cybersecurity surpasses mere technology; it's a collaborative endeavor that relies on the dedication of each individual. Inspired by initiatives like Women in Cyber, which fosters diversity and inclusivity, we've witnessed the power of unity in fortifying our ecosystem. Today, as we look back on our journey, we recognize that this accomplishment isn't solely ours—it's a testament to the unwavering commitment of our diligent team in Holland, who work tirelessly to safeguard our customers around the clock. This milestone is dedicated to them, the unsung heroes of our cybersecurity mission. We are immensely proud to announce our recognition as the worldwide titleholder of Security MSSP of the Year."

At the Microsoft Security Excellence 2024 Awards on May 6, 2024, Microsoft announced award winners in 9 categories honoring partner trailblazers, customer and technology champions, and changemakers. This is the fifth year awards were given. Wortell won the Security MSSP of the Year award.

“I’m so pleased to congratulate Wortell this year’s Microsoft Security Excellence awards recipient for Security MSSP of the Year award ,” said Vasu Jakkal, CVP, Microsoft Security. “Our partner community plays such an important role in helping our customers navigate a rapidly evolving cybersecurity landscape. Each of this year’s recipients demonstrates true innovation and an inspiring dedication to the mission of security. We are so proud to work alongside them in a shared commitment to building a safer world for everyone.”

Established as an association to bring together Microsoft leaders, ISVs, and MSSPs, MISA focuses on collaborating to combat security threats and create a safer environment for all. Its mission is to provide intelligent, industry-leading security solutions that work together to help protect organizations at the speed and scale of AI in an ever-increasing threat landscape. Together with Microsoft stakeholders, MISA members voted on the Microsoft Security Excellence Awards, recognizing their peers' efforts towards enhancing security. 

About Wortell

Established in 1997, Wortell operates across Belgium and the Netherlands. As an innovative IT service provider, Wortell aids organizations in their digital transformation by implementing Microsoft technologies and maintaining them as a Microsoft Managed Services Provider. Additionally, Wortell engages in projects and consultancy services covering Microsoft 365 workplace solutions (Work), Azure cloud services (Cloud), Teams Rooms as a Service (Meet), Data & AI solutions (Smart), and cybersecurity initiatives (Secure). With an in-house 24/7 365 Managed eXtended Detection & Response service, while remaining committed to fostering diversity and inclusivity.