CUPERTINO, Calif. - March 9, 2004 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in Internet security, today announced that Insight North America ("Insight"), a leading single-source provider of information technology (IT) products and services, honored it as Vendor of the Year for 2003. Insight's Vendor of the Year award recognizes companies that have provided outstanding product and service quality, as well as unparalleled support in helping Insight achieve strategic business goals.
"From world-class Internet security solutions to outstanding levels of sales and marketing support, Symantec provides us with the resources we need to grow and strengthen our business," said Gary Woods, vice president of product management for Insight. "We named Symantec our Vendor of the Year based on the level of commitment they demonstrated in all areas of their partnership, including the account leadership, program resources and support, and the company's product quality and reliability."
Insight selected Symantec for the company's inaugural Vendor of the Year award from its entire vendor network, which includes more than 1,500 software, hardware, and peripheral providers. Insight product managers and directors cited Symantec's high level of pre- and post-sales support, solid marketing programs, and revenue-generating opportunities as areas of distinction.
"We are honored to be singled out from Insight's extensive vendor network," said Allyson Seelinger, vice president of North American channels for Symantec. "Symantec is committed to helping partners succeed, and this award shows that our products, programs, and support are all resonating with our partners."
Insight is an Enterprise Sales Partner in the Symantec Partner Program. Enterprise Sales Partners are corporate resellers providing licensing expertise and software asset management to enterprises. For more information about the Symantec Partner Program, visit www.symantecpartner.com.
Insight North America ("Insight") is a leading single source provider of IT products and services to businesses, government and educational institutions in the United States and Canada. Insight's offerings span the entire IT lifecycle with more than 200,000 name-brand hardware, software and peripherals - the largest selection in the industry - along with a full line of services tailored to support the changing and unique needs of technology buyers. Insight is a wholly owned subsidiary of Insight Enterprises, Inc., (Nasdaq: NSIT), ranked number 506 on Fortune Magazine's 2003 'Fortune 1000' list. For additional information call (480) 902 1001 or visit www.insight.com.
Symantec is the world leader in providing solutions to help individuals and enterprises assure the security, availability, and integrity of their information. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has operations in more than 40 countries. More information is available at www.symantec.com.
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