ORLANDO – Parallels Summit 2012 – Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced that it was named the Parallels 2011 APS ISV Service of the Year at an awards ceremony at the Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Parallels, the hosting and cloud services enablement leader, gives its APS ISV Service of the Year Award to the top Independent Software Vendor (ISV) who has utilized the Application Packaging Standard (APS) to deliver a cloud-based application on the Parallels platform, providing a stellar end-user experience and driving accelerated run-rate growth for Parallels Service Provider Partners. The announcement was made in Orlando during Parallels Summit 2012, an event that attracts a global audience of over 1,200 leading participants from across the cloud and hosting industry.
This week Symantec also announced that is has extended its partnership with Parallels through the Application Packaging Standard (APS) and the Parallels Automation for Cloud Marketplace (PACM) platform, allowing Service Providers to offer additional Symantec software and services to their small and medium-sized business (SMB) customers.
The Parallels Partner Awards recognize outstanding yearly achievements by partners who utilize and innovate with Parallels products, solutions, services and ecosystem to increase their revenue, with special attention given to those partners who have excelled in the rapidly-expanding SMB cloud services market. Parallels Summit 2012 is an unrivaled opportunity to build relationships with the leading players in hosting, while gaining valuable strategies for selling, upselling, reselling, bundling and delivering a wide range of profitable cloud services to SMBs, the fastest growing segment in cloud adoption.
“Symantec is committed to offering service providers solutions that enable them to offer their customers unmatched security solutions. We are honored to be named Parallels 2011 APS ISV Service of the Year. Symantec’s goal is to continually provide our partners with innovative solutions and programs that allow them to differentiate themselves from their competition, increase revenue and help their customers succeed.”
Stephen Banbury, Vice President of Worldwide Channel and Alliance Marketing, Symantec
“Parallels is pleased to name Symantec as this year’s recipient APS/ISV Service of the Year,” said John Zanni, Vice President of Service Provider Marketing and Alliances. “Symantec earned this recognition based on their breadth of services integrated with Parallels, including SSL, desktop and Symantec.cloud AV/AS solutions. We’re also encouraged by Symantec’s support for the Application Packaging Standard (APS), which enables them to reach even more SMB customers via the service provider channel.”
John Zanni, Vice President of Marketing and Alliances, Parallels
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