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Vogon International earns Microsoft endorsement

Oxford, December 1 2005 ─ In recognition of Vogon International Ltd.'s technological expertise, the company has been awarded Certified Partner status in Microsoft’s Partner Program. In order to qualify for this level of certification, Vogon has demonstrated a high degree of capability with Microsoft technologies together with proven ability to meet customer needs.

"Only companies that have demonstrated high levels of customer service, proved their experience and attained advanced certification receive the designation of Microsoft Certified Partner," said Allison Watson, Vice President of the Worldwide Partner Sales and Marketing Group at Microsoft Corp. "Today, Microsoft recognizes Vogon International for its skills and expertise in providing customer satisfaction with Microsoft products and technology."

Additionally, Vogon has attained a Microsoft Competency, in the category of ISV/Software Solutions. Microsoft awards Competencies to those companies who it considers to be "go-to" partners due to their proven expertise with specific Microsoft technologies. This attainment illustrates that Vogon brings a unique set of skills and services to the technology industry.

Vogon’s forensic software comprises a range of imaging, processing and investigation software tools designed for the professional computer investigator. It offers state-of-the-art investigation facilities, together with comprehensive auditing and anti-repudiation techniques. An extremely robust tool, this product enables true mirror images to be taken from even the largest disks. The latest edition of the software includes facilities for rapid searches for image and text evidence files including all deleted files, slack space, deleted partitions, high-level formatted drives and corrupted file systems.

Vogon International is delighted to have earned Microsoft Certified Partner status and to have gained the "Designed for Windows XP" logo for its forensic software. Whereas many products are Windows XP compatible, products with this logo meet the higher level of quality Microsoft has defined for products that work well with Windows XP. This gives Vogon's customers the extra confidence that they are sourcing software designed to be fully compatible with the latest generation of Windows. It also signals to customers that Vogon is reliable, experienced, and endorsed by Microsoft.

"The Certified Partner status takes Vogon's relationship with Microsoft to another level," said Clive Carmichael-Jones, Director of Vogon International. "Through it we will have access to many extra resources that will enable us not only to stay at the forefront of software development in the forensic field, but also to ensure that those products work seamlessly with Microsoft's Windows."