Nice article in CRN this week about the progress of Microsoft's security products channel business:

Six months after unveiling its Security Solutions competency and a $50 million dollar investment in marketing, sales and training to support its Forefront security product line, Microsoft (NSDQ:MSFT) says the moves are paying dividends.  More than 1,100 partners have joined Security Solutions competency since Microsoft unveiled it last July at its Worldwide Partner Conference, making it the fastest growing of Microsoft's 13 competencies, says Mark Hassall, marketing director for security and access partners at Microsoft.

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