Glueck & Kanja is Microsoft Partner of the Year Finalist Security

July 13, 2020 / by Sophie Luna


Glueck & Kanja Consulting AG is recognized as Microsoft Partner of the Year Finalist ‘Security and Compliance’.

Microsoft today announced that Glueck & Kanja Consulting AG, one of the leading IT consulting companies and one of the Top Microsoft Partners in Germany, has been selected as Finalist for the Microsoft Partner of the Year Award 2020 in the category ‘Security and Compliance’. After 2017 and 2019, the company was once again able to compete against a strong field of participants among the worldwide Microsoft partners. These are the best prerequisites for the recently announced merger with GAB to form the Cloud Managed Service Provider glueckkanja-gab AG.

Microsoft Partner of the Year Award 2020 Finalist

Christian Kanja, CEO of Glueck & Kanja, is glad about the repeated award from Redmond: “We are very happy that our Cloud Security Operations Center (CSOC) convinced the Microsoft jury. With our 100 % Cloud Blueprint architecture combined with the extensive Microsoft E5 security stack, we can not only provide a cloud-managed workplace, but also provide it with an always up-to-date and seamless cloud security strategy”.

The CSOC Managed Service delivers multi-tenant analyses and guarantees fast 24x7 response times for all types of security incidents through its proprietary Companion components developed by Glueck & Kanja based on the Microsoft Graph API. The international energy company UNIPER, among others, chose this service for its almost 12,000 Windows 10 Modern Workplace Clients and the security of Azure AD Identity Protection, Office ATP, Defender ATP, TVM and MCAS.

In addition to regular threats, an unexpected challenge for the CSOC service occurred as COVID-19 continued to spread. Most of UNIPER’s 12,000 workstations now operate remotely, and the protection provided by Microsoft 365 security tools would have been impossible in traditional infrastructures. “In this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to ensure the security of our entire Microsoft 365 infrastructure and workstations. That’s why we appreciate even more the support provided by the Cloud Security Operations Center of Glueck & Kanja. It offers continuous monitoring of overall security, handling cyber threats and continuously brings in sustainable improvements,” says Tilmann Proske, Head of Enterprise Information Security at UNIPER.

“We are honored to recognize the winners and finalists of the 2020 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards,” said Gavriella Schuster, Corporate Vice President, One Commercial Partner, Microsoft.

The Microsoft Partner of the Year Award is given annually to Microsoft partners who have proven themselves with innovative and particularly successful solutions and projects.