Displays laser focus on the fast-growing security market; Recognizes 2015 Asia Pacific and Japan partner award winners
After rolling out an enhanced channel partner program designed to help security-focused partners grow their businesses earlier in the month, Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC), the world’s largest cybersecurity company, held its very first Symantec Partner Engage 2015 Conference for security partners in Singapore this week.
Aimed to Excite, Engage and Empower the partner community, Symantec Partner Engage 2015 Conference was attended by 170 most valued and strategic partners from across Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ).
“Symantec has always been a partner-driven company, and it will continue to be even more as we focus on information security. Our partners have played a critical role in driving business success and contributing positively to customers across the Asia Pacific and Japan region,” said Sanjay Rohatgi, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific and Japan, Symantec. “We look forward to working with our partners, as we advance security together and take a stand to keep information safe.”
A key highlight of the event was the Partner Awards which recognize security-focused channel partners that have demonstrated innovative delivery of services and solutions to customers during the past year and acknowledge their dedication and commitment to selling Symantec’s security solutions. The winners were selected based on criteria such as innovation, overall performance in revenue, deal registration, technical and marketing investments, customer service excellence and certification.
The Symantec APJ Partner Awards include four APJ award categories and six regional awards. The winners are:
APJ GSI Partner of the Year: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Security Services
APJ Distributor of the Year: SoftBank Commerce & Service Corp., Japan
APJ VAR Partner of the Year: Beijing Com&Lan System Tech. Co. Ltd, China
APJ INNOVATION Partner of the Year- Cloud Solutions: InfoTrust, Australia
Regional Partner of the Year: Intalock Technologies Pty Ltd, Pacific; Jainam Technologies Pvt. Ltd., India; Digital China (China) Limited, GCR; ECS (Shanghai) Management Co Ltd, GCR; Ingram Micro Asia Ltd., ASEAN; Ricoh Japan Corporation, Japan; and Insung Digital, Korea.
“A huge congratulations to our award winning partners who have demonstrated a deep commitment, and made outstanding achievements in addressing the biggest cybersecurity challenges of customers,” said Edwin Yeo, Vice President of Channels for Asia Pacific and Japan, Symantec. “I am confident that Secure One, our enhanced partner program, will further support and accelerate partner growth and provide our channel partners with more opportunities to take advantage of the innovation and growth at Symantec.”
“We enjoy a long and successful partnership with Symantec, leveraging our expertise and Symantec’s leading technology to help customers keep their critical information safe,” said Indian channel partner Mehul Doshi, Managing Director, Jainam Technologies Pvt. Ltd. “With the enhanced partner program ‘Secure One’, and security solutions like Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) that uncover, prioritize, and remediate, Symantec is addressing the needs of the industry faster than any other vendor. We are especially glad be to recognised as the Symantec India Partner of the Year, and hope to continue this momentum of advancing security for Indian enterprises, together with Symantec.”
“InfoTrust helps organizations become more secure and productive. Our approach is to provide ongoing structured engagement that ensures customers have the best-practice configuration and therefore the best protection against advanced threats. This value-proposition has resonated with our customers, and has resulted in exponential growth in our business. We’re proud that Symantec has recognised us for this innovative approach and are excited about what we will be delivering to our customers in the year to come,” said Dane Meah, General Manager, InfoTrust, Australia.
“Cyber security is emerging as the top priority for CIOs as the popularity of cloud, mobility and IoT create new security risks that haven’t been experienced before,” said Australian channel partner Nikala Haber, Chief Operating Officer, Intalock Technologies.“As a result of these new security threats, we’ve seen a real increase in demand for information security solutions. Through strong partnerships with world leading security software providers such as Symantec, our clients can be assured that the security solutions we provide them are underpinned by the very best technology available, resulting in nothing less than exceptional outcomes.”