Without any doubt, Atea is one of the most experienced players in the security market in the region and we love to be a part of Microsoft’s security journey and crucial changes in how their Security story is told.

Microsoft is looking at security as an integrated part of Modern Workplace workstream, whereas Atea has decided to view both pillars separately to ensure both internal and external focus on the message.

At the beginning of the calendar year, 2019 Atea together with Microsoft started to build a unified approach to target and train Atea’s security sellers and consultants in full Microsoft end-to-end security message. The training initiative starts with benchmarking of the current state of knowledge around Microsoft security message and ensuring the necessary introduction trainings are in place to cover the needs of level 100-200 specialists and serve as a baseline to organize a series of trainings branded under Atea Cloud Academy to ensure Atea’s technical consultants representing level 300-400 are trained by the best security trainers at Microsoft.

While the training preparations are happening in the background Atea team is also working hard to package Microsoft’s security offering into Atea value-add services. We at Atea are happy to present three new security-focused services – Atea Automated Security with Windows Defender ATP, Atea Cloud Security with Azure Security Center and Atea Security Boost with Microsoft Secure Score – and there are many more to come.