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Symantec Offers Survive and Thrive Business Management Series for Partners in Australia

Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced the Survive and Thrive Business Management Series, designed to help channel partners not only to survive current challenges, but also to succeed and emerge stronger.
  • 07 July, 2009 14:10

<p>Programs and Tools to Help Channel Partners Succeed and Become Stronger</p>
<p>SYDNEY, Australia – 7 July, 2009 – Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced the Survive and Thrive Business Management Series, designed to help channel partners not only to survive current challenges, but also to succeed and emerge stronger. The series of webcasts and learning modules offer training on addressing critical business challenges and provides practical guidance to maximise cash flow, source and invest capital more efficiently, identify new business opportunities, and drive business growth.</p>
<p>“Our channel partners are vital to our business success,” says David Dzienciol, senior director, Channels and Enterprise Sales, Pacific Region, Symantec. “The economic downturn is a catalyst for many organisations to focus on business management skills. We’re offering the Survive and Thrive Business Management Series as part of Symantec’s ongoing commitment and investment in our partners to offer programs and tools that will help them grow their business for success now and in the future.”</p>
<p>The business management series runs until November 2009 and is delivered at no charge to Symantec partners over 24 weeks. It comprises five webcasts and 12 self-paced learning modules. Partners have the flexibility to participate in the webcast on demand or join the scheduled live session. In addition, partners can participate in discussions with peers or ask questions through the Survive &amp; Thrive Forum.</p>
<p>Partner Programs in Asia Pacific and Japan</p>
<p>Symantec continues to offer a range of programs in Asia Pacific and Japan that aim to assist channel partners capitalise on the market opportunity for Symantec’s industry-leading security, storage and systems management solutions. These include the Real Deal promotion, VMware Alliance Affiliate Program, Symantec University for Partners and Symantec Partner Specialisations.</p>
<p>The Real Deal promotion is a dedicated incentive program that rewards channel partners for driving incremental and new license sales for Symantec core products. The Real Deal promotion is available to channel partners in the Symantec Partner program in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, India, Philippines and Indonesia. The promotion ends on 31 October 2009.</p>
<p>VMware Alliance Affiliate Program is designed to provide partners increased opportunity to capitalise on Symantec’s data protection products that support VMware virtualisation. A rebate promotion for the VMware Alliance Affiliate program is currently available for Symantec partners at the Platinum, Gold, Silver Corporate Reseller and Global Strategic Partner (GSP) level. Eligible products for the promotion are Symantec Veritas NetBackup, Symantec Backup Exec and Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery. This promotion ends on 30 September 2009.</p>
<p>Symantec University for Partners is a training and enablement program designed to offer partners a broad portfolio of resources and accreditation. It provides resources for partners to increase their knowledge on Symantec’s broad range of products and solutions which help shorten the sales cycle and more effectively build solutions for customers.</p>
<p>Symantec Partner Specialisations are designed to recognise solutions expertise of Symantec’s partners and to help them differentiate and grow their businesses. Partners could demonstrate their proven ability to plan, design, implement, and manage Symantec solutions to both customers and other partners. In addition, a range of benefits and tools are made available for partners in different areas of specialisation.</p>
<p>More information is available from Symantec PartnerNet, the global source for all Symantec Partner Program information.</p>
<p>About Symantec</p>
<p>Symantec is a global leader in providing security, storage and systems management solutions to help consumers and organisations secure and manage their information-driven world. Our software and services protect against more risks at more points, more completely and efficiently, enabling confidence wherever information is used or stored. More information is available at www.symantec.com.</p>
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<p>Press Contacts:</p>
<p>Jasmin Athwal</p>
<p>Max Australia</p>
<p>+61 2 9954 3492</p>
<p>jasmin.athwal@maxaustralia.com.au</p>
<p>Debbie Sassine</p>
<p>Symantec</p>
<p>+61 2 8220 7158</p>
<p>debbie_sassine@symantec.com</p>

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