12th April 2007 – Cairo, Egypt – ITWorx, the largest software professional services firm in Egypt, recently marked another milestone achievement by earning the Microsoft Security Solutions Competency. Microsoft awarded ITWorx this competency after recognizing their proficiency in using Microsoft technologies to provide advanced security solutions to customers worldwide.

The Security Competency brings ITWorx to a total of five Microsoft competencies for the company, who is a Gold Certified Microsoft Partner. Microsoft competencies define a company’s area of specialization and help them to position their unique skills to customers.

“We are witnessing a considerable increase in the number of application-based security attacks. Such security attacks have far more serious implications on business continuity than network attacks. There is no denying that having up-to-date application security systems in place is an absolute must to protect businesses against such real and serious threats,” said Ahmed Hossam, Senior Security Consultant, Microsoft Egypt. “We recognize ITWorx as a Gold Certified Security Partner for demonstrating its expertise in the field of application-based security and providing customer satisfaction using Microsoft products and technology.”

“We’re proud to see our expertise in the field of application security services recognized in this way. Receiving the Microsoft Security Competency further endorses our desire to innovate and offer our customers best of breed security technology solutions that meet and exceed their needs,” said Dr. Tarek Nabhan, Division Manager, ITWorx.

To earn this Security Competency, ITWorx had to meet stringent conditions set by Microsoft which included successfully completing a number of application security implementations at enterprise level locally and worldwide. ITWorx numerous project implementations across various public sector organizations including the Ministry of State for Administrative Development (MSAD) in Egypt are a further endorsement of the company’s advanced application security capabilities.

“Software applications that run in the government should be highly secured. The Ministry of State for Administrative Development worked with Microsoft and ITWorx in multiple projects.” said Dr. Magdi Amer, Project Manager, MSAD. “Due to ITWorx extensive experience and know-how in application security services and its track record in that specialization, critical governmental data is protected within completely secured applications.”

ITWorx provides a number of security services and these cover three main categories; consulting services throughout the various stages in the Software Development Life Cycle. The auditing services, which involves ITWorx assisting companies with up and running applications to ensure that their systems are secure against any risks. Finally, ITWorx qualified staff offer training services by presenting a varied number of topics in application security to different types of audiences.

About ITWorx:

ITWorx is the largest software professional services firm in Egypt. The company offers Portals, Business Intelligence, SOA and Application Development Outsourcing services to Global 2000 companies. ITWorx serves Financial Service firms, Educational institutions, Telecommunication operators and ISVs in North America, Europe and the Middle East. For further information please visit www.itworx.com

For more information on ITWorx please contact:

Dalia Kamel

Senior Marketing Executive, ITWorx

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Tel: +202-673-6111

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