Foxit Achieves a Microsoft Gold Independent Software Vendor Competency

Foxit Corporation demonstrates best-in-class capability and market leadership through demonstrated technology success and customer commitment.

FREMONT, CA, USA - September 19, 2012 - Foxit® Corporation, an Amazon-invested leading software provider of solutions for reading, editing, creating, organizing, and securing PDF documents, today announced it has attained a Gold Independent Software Vendor competency, demonstrating a "best-in-class" ability and commitment to meet Microsoft Corp. customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment and distinguishing itself within the top 1 percent of Microsoft’s partner ecosystem.

To earn a Microsoft gold competency, partners must successfully complete exams (resulting in Microsoft Certified Professionals) to prove their level of technology expertise, and then designate these certified professionals uniquely to one Microsoft competency, ensuring a certain level of staffing capacity. They also must submit customer references that demonstrate successful projects (along with implementing a yearly customer satisfaction study), meet a revenue commitment (for most gold competencies), and pass technology and/or sales assessments.

Foxit develops the industry’s best PDF technology that is fast, affordable, and secure. For application developers and device manufacturers, Foxit PDF Software Development Kits enable developers to leverage powerful, standard-compliant PDF technology to securely display, search, and annotate documents and to fill PDF forms. For enterprises, the Foxit Reader, PhantomPDF™, PDF Security Suite, and PDF IFilter allow customers to read, create, modify, organize, and secure PDF documents.

"This Microsoft Gold Independent Software Vendor competency showcases our expertise in and commitment to today’s technology market and demonstrates our deep knowledge of Microsoft and its products," said Frank Kettenstock, VP of Marketing for Foxit Corporation. "It shows our commitment to delivering outstanding PDF solutions for our customers with Microsoft environments."

"By achieving a gold competency, partners have demonstrated the highest, most consistent capability and commitment to the latest Microsoft technology," said Jon Roskill, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. "These partners have a deep expertise that puts them in the top 1 percent of our partner ecosystem, and their proficiency will help customers drive innovative solutions on the latest Microsoft technology."

Attaining the Microsoft Independent Software Vendor (ISV)/Software competency demonstrates partner expertise in developing applications based on Microsoft solutions. Equipped with exclusive training, the latest software, and support on Microsoft SQL Server, Windows Server, Windows 7 and Microsoft cloud services, these partners are equipped to develop innovative solutions to meet their customers’ needs.

The Microsoft Partner Network helps partners strengthen their capabilities to showcase leadership in the marketplace on the latest technology, to better serve customers and, with 640,000 Microsoft partners in their ecosystem, to easily connect with one of the most active, diverse networks in the world.

Customers choose Foxit products since they are fast, affordable, secure, and easy to deploy. With over 130 million users, award winning Foxit PDF solutions have been chosen by over 90,000 customers in over 150 countries. Since Foxit products are ISO 32000-1 / PDF 1.7 standard compliant, they are compatible with other PDF products like those from Adobe®.  For more information, contact Foxit at www.foxitsoftware.com or at 1-866-MYFOXIT.

About Foxit Corporation
Foxit Corporation is at the forefront of cost-effective electronic document solutions. Customers of Foxit’s award-winning products include major technology and healthcare companies, global financial services firms, and government agencies. Founded in 2001, Foxit Corporation believes in innovative, standards-based technology and unrivalled customer support, with a deep commitment to sustainable, environmentally sound products and services.