Wave Achieves Microsoft Gold Server Platform Competency in the Microsoft Partner Network

Wave Achieves Microsoft Gold Server Platform Competency in the Microsoft 
Partner Network 
Wave Systems Earns Distinction Through Demonstrated Technology
Success and Customer Commitment 
LEE, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/23/13 --  Wave Systems (NASDAQ: WAVX),
the Trusted Computing Company, announced it has secured a Gold Server
Platform competency in the Microsoft Partner Network, demonstrating
its ability to meet Microsoft customers' evolving needs in today's
dynamic business environment.  
To earn a gold competency, the organization must complete a rigorous
set of tests to prove their level of technology expertise, have the
right number of Microsoft Certified Professionals, submit customer
references and demonstrate their commitment to customer satisfaction
by participating in an annual survey.  
Wave's line of software strengthens network security while
eliminating the need for user passwords. The Wave solution offers
seamless security, minimizes the risk of credential theft and network
hacks without the need for costly second factor authentication, and
makes use of Microsoft native security features, including
DirectAccess, Virtual Smartcard and BitLocker.  
Wave offers both products and professional services, including Wave's
EMBASSY(R) security software for managing hardware-based data
protection and authentication. Wave's products leverage Microsoft's
offering and augment it with additional endpoint-related
functionality. Wave's authentication offering leverages the Trusted
Platform Module (TPM) security chip -- included in many devices
running Windows 8 -- to connect those devices to Microsoft Active
Directory, the management infrastructure for enterprise laptops and
PCs, and to DirectAccess to replace conventional VPNs. Wave is
recognized as capable of doing the end-to-end deployment for those
"With all of the innovative security features that Microsoft offers,
it's more important than ever to nurture our commitment to serving
the needs of customers relying on Microsoft-based solutions," said Ed
Green, CIO and SVP, Production and Services. "There's been a growing
demand for Trusted Computing and Microsoft has really pioneered this
trend by leveraging Trusted Computing standards with embedded
security solutions. Achieving the Gold Server Platform competency not
only tells our customers that Wave has the expertise to leverage
those solutions, but also that we're a market-leader in
Microsoft-based solutions." 
"The Microsoft Partner Network is designed to empower solution
providers to succeed in today's business environment. By achieving
the prestigious gold competency, participating companies are provided
with a rich set of benefits, including increased customer visibility
through branding and accessibility, training and support," said Jon
Roskill, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Group at
Microsoft Corp. "We are proud to put forth a program that provides
the right resources to help a company develop the expertise customers
demand in today's competitive market and also provides the community
and infrastructure that can connect them to one another, lowering
costs for all parties."  
The Microsoft gold competency signifies to the market that a company
has demonstrated the highest level of skill and achievement within a
given technology specialization. All 25 Microsoft competencies are
designed to help differentiate a partner's specific technology
capabilities, helping customers find solution providers quickly and
easily. Each competency has a unique set of requirements and
benefits, formulated to accurately represent the specific skills and
services that partners bring to the industry.  
By achieving the Gold Server Platform competency, Wave can
demonstrate its expertise in building, designing, deploying and
supporting the Windows Server operating system, Windows Server-based
applications and the Microsoft server infrastructure. Wave is now
better positioned to help support customers' business strategies
through high levels of availability, agility and automation. 
About Wave Systems 
 Wave Systems Corp. (NASDAQ: WAVX) reduces the
complexity, cost and uncertainty of data protection by starting
inside the device. Unlike other vendors who try to secure information
by adding layers of software for security, Wave leverages the
security capabilities built directly into endpoint computing
platforms themselves. Wave has been a foremost expert on this growing
trend, leading the way with first-to-market solutions and helping
shape standards through its work as a board member for the Trusted
Computing Group.  
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