LONDON & NEW YORK & HONG KONG–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Options Technology, the leading provider of cloud-enabled managed services to the global capital markets, today announced its sixth Microsoft Gold Partner Status competency in Security.
Gold Partner Status is awarded to only the top 1% of Microsoft partners and is a recognised mark of the highest standards of technology and business performance worldwide.
By achieving Microsoft’s Security competency, Options has shown its ability to implement, manage, and monitor the security and compliance of customer cloud-based and hybrid environments.
This accolade is the latest addition to Options’ global cloud-agnostic platform. It follows the company’s receipt of Microsoft Gold Partner awards in Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions, Cloud Productivity, Cloud Platform, Project and Portfolio Management, and Communication competencies.
Options’ President and CEO, Danny Moore, said, “Options is the leading provider of Microsoft Cloud solutions to Global Capital Markets. By working to achieve numerous Microsoft Gold Partner Status awards, we ensure our team is best-equipped to handle all and any Cloud requirements our clients may have.
“The addition of the Security competency is a testament to our world-class security offering and welcome addition to the prestigious SOC accreditation standard that we have upheld for over a decade.”
Today’s news comes as the latest in a series of strategic announcements for Options, including VMware Cloud Verified Status in LHC, the launch of Quantify and Data Store products, and the appointments of Shaun Jackson to Chief Commercial Officer and Una McLornan to VP.
In 2019, Options received investment from Boston-based Private Equity Firm, Abry Partners. This investment has enabled Options to accelerate its growth strategy and develop its technology platform whilst expanding its reach in key financial centres globally.
About Options (www.options-it.com):
Options Technology is the No. 1 provider of IT infrastructure to global Capital Markets firms, supporting their operations and ecosystems.
Founded in 1993, the firm began life as a hedge fund technology services provider. Today, the company provides high-performance managed trading infrastructure and cloud-enabled managed services to over 550 firms globally, providing an agile, scalable platform in an Investment Bank-grade Cybersecurity wrapper.
Options clients include the leading global investment banks, hedge funds, funds of funds, proprietary trading firms, market makers, broker/dealers, private equity houses, and exchanges. With offices in 8 key cities; New York, Toronto, Chicago, London, Belfast, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Auckland, Options are well placed to service its customers on-site and remotely.
In 2019, Options secured a significant growth investment from Abry Partners, a Boston-based sector-focused private equity firm. This investment has enabled Options to considerably accelerate its growth strategy to invest further in its technology platform and expand its reach in key financial centres globally.
Options has been named among the UK’s leading growth companies in the 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, and 2017 Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table.
About Abry Partners (www.abry.com)
Abry is one of the most experienced and successful sector-focused private equity investment firms in North America. Since its founding in 1989, the firm has completed over $82 billion of leveraged transactions and other private equity or preferred equity placements. Currently, the firm manages over $5.0 billion of capital across their active funds.
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