Options Celebrate Sixth Microsoft Gold Partner Status in Security Competency

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LONDON & NEW YORK & HONG KONG–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Technology Optionsthe leading provider of cloud-based managed services to global financial markets, today announced its sixth Microsoft Gold Partner Status competency in Security.

Gold Partner status is awarded only to the top 1% of Microsoft Partners and is a recognized mark of the highest standards in technology and business performance worldwide.

By reaching Microsoft Safety CompetenceOptions has a proven ability to implement, manage and monitor the security and compliance of customers’ cloud and hybrid environments.

This accolade is the latest addition to Options’ global cloud-independent platform. This follows the company’s receipt of Microsoft Gold Partner awards in Cloud solutions for small and medium businesses, Cloud productivity, Cloud platform, Project and portfolio managementand Communication skills.

President and CEO of Options, Danny Moore, said, “Options is the leading provider of Microsoft Cloud solutions for global capital markets. By working towards multiple Microsoft Gold Partner Status awards, we ensure that our team is best equipped to handle all of our customers’ Cloud requirements.

“The addition of the Security competency is a testament to our world-class security offering and a welcome addition to the prestigious SOC accreditation standard that we have maintained for over a decade.”

Today’s news is the latest in a series of strategic announcements for Options, including VMware Cloud Verified Status in LHCthe launch of Quantify and Data Store products, and the appointments of Shaun Jackson as Chief Commercial Officer and Una McLornan becomes Vice President.

In 2019, Options received an investment from a Boston-based private equity firm, Abry Partners. This investment allowed Options to accelerate its growth strategy and develop its technology platform while expanding its reach in major financial centers around the world.

About options (www.options-it.com):

Options Technology is the #1 provider of IT infrastructure for global capital markets firms, supporting their operations and ecosystems.

Founded in 1993, the company began life as a provider of hedge fund technology services. Today, the company provides high-performance managed trading infrastructure and cloud-managed services to more than 550 companies worldwide, delivering an agile and scalable platform in an investment bank-grade cybersecurity wrapper.

Options clients include major global investment banks, hedge funds, funds of funds, proprietary trading firms, market makers, broker/dealers, private equity firms and exchanges . With offices in 8 key cities; New York, Toronto, Chicago, London, Belfast, Hong Kong, Singapore and Auckland, Options is well positioned to serve its clients on-site and remotely.

In 2019, Options secured a significant growth investment of Abry Partners, a Boston-based industry-focused private equity firm. This investment allowed Options to significantly accelerate its growth strategy to further invest in its technology platform and expand its reach in major financial centers around the world.

Options was named among the UK’s Leading Growth Companies in the 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 and 2017 Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 rankings.

To learn more about the options, please visit www.options-it.com, follow us on Twitter at @Options_IT, and visit our LinkedIn page.

About Abry Partners (www.abry.com)

Abry is one of the most experienced and successful industry-focused private equity investment firms in North America. Since its inception in 1989, the firm has completed more than $82 billion in leveraged transactions and other private equity or preferred equity investments. Currently, the firm manages over $5.0 billion of capital in its active funds.

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