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Symantec Introduces Archiving and eDiscovery Specialization for Partners

New Specialization rewards partner investment in Symantec solutions that help customers store, manage and discover unstructured information

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – June 9, 2010 – Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced the Archiving and eDiscovery Specialization, which provides Symantec channel partners who have demonstrated competence in Symantec solutions for Archiving and eDiscovery with exclusive benefits designed to help increase their competitive advantage, improve recognition by customers and drive more revenue. Symantec partners achieve the Archiving and eDiscovery Specialization by completing sales and technical accreditation for Symantec Enterprise Vault, the industry leader in email and content archiving.


"Information continues to grow at a rapid pace and organizations need an information management strategy that allows them to easily archive data for long term storage, but also quickly discover information for legal, compliance or regulatory requests," said Randy Cochran, vice president, North America Channel Sales, Symantec. "This Specialization recognizes partners who have demonstrated an expertise in our Archiving and eDiscovery solutions and is key to providing Symantec partners with resources they need to meet their customers’ needs, while helping them differentiate their businesses."


Symantec’s newest Specialization will give qualified partners greater access to Symantec sales and technical resources to help them accelerate the sales cycle, as well as financial incentives, including promotions and Opportunity Registration, designed to accelerate profitability. Partners who achieve the Specialization will also be able to differentiate themselves with designation as an Archiving and eDiscovery Specialized partner within Symantec’s Partner Locator. The latest Symantec Specialization supports the company’s increased focus on driving partner competence in key solutions areas and providing partners with increased channel enablement tools designed to help them increase their revenue and deliver more value to their customers.


The Archiving and eDiscovery Specialization requires that partners attain sales and technical accreditations, which ensures they have a deep expertise in selling and deploying Symantec Enterprise Vault. Partners who achieve this new Specialization will be enabled to more effectively deliver solutions to help customers improve management, reduce costs and control information risk associated with storing and managing their unstructured information. The Archiving and eDiscovery Specialization is now available to Symantec Channel Platinum, Platinum Corporate Reseller, Gold, Silver and Registered partners.


Differentiating with Symantec Specializations

Symantec Specializations, which recognize partners with a proven expertise in a particular area of business, provide partners with the skills and experience required to deliver differentiated service to their customers. Symantec partners achieve Specializations by meeting certain requirements that deepen their knowledge and proficiency in a solution family and receive exclusive benefits as a result of their investment. Symantec currently offers the following Specializations: Archiving and Discovery, Endpoint Management, SMB, Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Foundational Enterprise Security and IT Compliance¹.


About Symantec

Symantec is a global leader in providing security, storage and systems management solutions to help consumers and organizations 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.


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¹ Specializations vary by region.

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