BUI attains new Gold Security Competency status from Microsoft, a local first

South African Microsoft partner recognised for advanced capabilities in cloud-based cyber security.

Johannesburg, 26 Sep 2019

IT consultancy BUI is extremely proud to announce its Gold Security Competency from Microsoft.

This is a brand-new competency category from Microsoft, and BUI is the first and only South African company to achieve this status.

This distinguished status is achieved only by Microsoft partners that have demonstrated the skills, experience and expertise necessary to design, engineer and implement cloud-based information-security programs to guard against modern cyber threats and have reached at least 10 Gold Security Competencies.

“The Gold Competency is a public validation of our expertise,” says BUI Managing Director Ryan Roseveare. “We make it a priority to hire the best of the best, and our consultants are highly skilled, highly capable professionals. This accreditation further demonstrates our deep technical knowledge and our commitment to delivering innovative security solutions on the Microsoft platform.”

Microsoft introduced the Security Competency to recognise the Microsoft Partners best equipped to help customers:

  • Protect critical data
  • Manage user access
  • Safeguard systems

To qualify, Microsoft partners must meet several skills-related and performance-related requirements, and must also continue to enhance their capabilities as cloud security providers.

“Microsoft has a world-class cloud ecosystem that’s trusted around the globe. And with two hyperscale cloud data centres here in South Africa, that ecosystem is on our doorstep,” explains Roseveare.

“We’re excited to join Microsoft’s elite tier for partners with the knowledge to deliver security-related services on Azure and the Microsoft 365 cloud platforms – especially at a time when data security and regulatory compliance are top-of-mind for so many organisations,” he adds.



BUI is an award-winning South African IT consultancy delivering security solutions, specialised cloud services, and data-centre support to enterprise, corporate and mid-market customers.

Founded in 2001, BUI is a Level 1 B-BBEE contributor and official Microsoft Partner with offices in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg.

BUI’s recent accolades include:

2019 Cloud Platform Partner of the Year
2019 Security Partner of the Year
2019 Microsoft Services Partner of the Year
2019 Azure Consumed Revenue Partner of the Year
2018 Microsoft Cloud Platform Partner of the Year
2017 Microsoft Partner of the Year (South Africa)
2017 Microsoft Cloud Platform Partner of the Year
2017 Microsoft EMS Partner of the Year
2017 Microsoft Data Centre Partner of the Year

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