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John Eldh | 28 Jul 2014 | 0 comments

I’m pleased to announce the appointment of Donna O’Hear to the position of Senior Director, North America, Vertical Channels. In this role, Donna will bring her expertise to help lead Symantec’s channel efforts in the federal, state and local government, healthcare and education markets. She’ll be taking on this unique role as we’re making continued investments in the channel in the vertical space, and we’re confident that her years of leadership experience in addition to our commitment to grow and evolve our program will help make our partners successful.

120px_Donna O'Hear.jpg   Donna has more than 20 years of experience developing strategies and leading teams to accelerate revenue and increase profits for IT products and services through OEM, channel resellers, systems integrators and service providers. She is also an expert in federal contracting, financing and...

A L Johnson | 23 Jul 2014 | 0 comments

Did you know that SysAdmin day is coming up on Friday, July 25?  If you don’t know what SysAdmin Day is – it is simply a day that was created to celebrate the people who work so hard every day to keep the Systems in our “always on” world – ON!  Or more specifically - you.

As a Partner, you are definitely one of those people, and Symantec would like to encourage you to participate in our SysAdmin Day Share Your Story contest.  For full details, please go to this link:http://www.symantec.com/connect/sysadmin-day-2014  and tell us your story. 

The sooner you enter the better chance you have to win - so enter now!

 

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Katrina Tsai | 08 Jul 2014 | 0 comments

Updated:  July 15, 2014:  We have received an overwhelming response to the survey and it is now closed.  Thank you to those that have participated.

 

On behalf of Symantec, we would like to invite your participation in a research survey on Information Governance. Your comments and inputs are very important to help us understand your needs, so please try to make your answers complete. In return, we would like to offer ALL the qualifying respondents who finish the survey 50 of Symantec Connect Reward Points.

The survey should only take about 5-10 minutes to complete.

Please click below link to begin the survey. Thank you.

http://svy.mk/1n82K68

 

 

 

Tricia Atchison | 01 Jul 2014 | 0 comments

Earlier this year, more than 800 ChannelPro Network readers cast their votes for the most partner- and SMB-friendly products, technologies, services, programs and professional organizations in the channel. Today, I’m happy to share that we won awards in three categories in the ChannelPro Readers’ Choice awards. Symantec is a gold winner for “Best Security Software Suite” and “Best Email Security Vendor” and a silver winner for “Best Anti-Virus Vendor.”

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The ChannelPro Readers’ Choice awards are very important to us because many of our partners are ChannelPro readers. ChannelPro is a dedicated news source for IT channel partners who serve the needs of...

Liz Jennings | 30 Apr 2014 | 0 comments

On May 20th, we will be making a few changes to the PartnerNet page for our Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 2013 product. First, you will notice that the product name will change to “Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition”. We are removing “2013” from the name in order to help eliminate customer perceptions that the product is outdated. This change will also better reflect the fact that this product is sold primarily as a cloud service and therefore is always up to date. Please note that the SKUs and Buying Programs will not be changed.

Secondly, we have refreshed core collateral for this product with stronger messaging to help you better position this popular solution to your customers:

  • 2013 has been removed from the name in the new materials to reflect that this is a version-less product.
  • Our new messaging focuses primarily on the popular cloud-managed deployment and customers with growing businesses...
TSE_AREAD | 20 Jan 2014 | 1 comment
Hello all,
 
I thought this maybe useful as it caused a lot of grief that took several days to fix.
 
After Disabling UAC via Domain GPO and Re-enabling it Users that logged in with account when UAC was disabled are now broken and need to be recreated.
 
When I realized that UAC is required for Windows 8 Metro to function I immediately remedied my mistake. However, the damage was already done and my client's profiles that use the Windows 8 machines are at this point broken.
 
I found an article that talks reports "Disabling UAC via this method also breaks many elements in Windows 8."http://www.petri.co.il/disabling-user-account-control-uac-in-windows-8.htm#
 
After enabling UAC for the windows 8 machines all profiles were damaged to the point where a "Temp" profile would be created to login to the affected systems. I then renamed the profile...
IMG_Shawn | 18 Nov 2013 | 0 comments

Many understand how archiving can complement messaging platforms like Microsoft Exchange Server – the value it delivers to IT Admins and teams that manage these systems. But others still don’t realize the benefits archiving offers beyond email, for other teams inside and outside IT. Valued Symantec resellers – if you have customers or prospects considering information archiving, or are just curious about it, have them attend this webcast for a refresher on the core value of archiving. We’ll also discuss how archiving helps:

  • Manage unstructured data beyond email, such as SharePoint, File Systems and even social media
  • Improve backup and recovery
  • Stop end users from bugging the IT Admin by enhancing user experience and productivity
  • Simplify Compliance and eDiscovery

We’ll take you through common use cases and scenarios that showcase how archiving can help reduce costs and improve operational...

Kate Lewis | 28 Oct 2013 | 5 comments

Dear Partners,

Last week, Blake McConnell, Vice President of Product Management for Backup and Recovery announced that the Backup Exec Beta Program is now open for registrations. This is a unique opportunity for you to test and validate the upcoming release of Backup Exec before it’s generally available. You will also have the opportunity to give your opinion and ideas and in turn influence the future of Backup Exec. If you are interested in joining the Backup Exec beta, please visit: buex.ec/be2012beta to sign up today.

Here's Blake's original post for your reference:

 

It’s always a good day when we can share product updates and progress with Symantec’s Backup Exec community. This is one of those good days.

Thank you

First I want to thank all of you for your continued loyalty to Backup Exec. I realize that...

Rish | 30 Aug 2013 | 0 comments

Hi All,

 
There has been instances that end clients are not able to locate partners on Symantec partner net Portal

So have you all checked whether your Company’s name has been listed on http://partnerlocator.symantec.com

It is vital information that a partner needs to check.

It does add value to your business and is essential for all partners and effective for end clients to choose partners.

Partner locator does give information about partner contact details, partner level (Registered, Silver, Gold or Specialist, Distributor & Global Strategic partners) and what specialisation  and master specialisation they have achieved.

Steps for Symantec partner to get Listed on Partner net
 

1         Login to http://partnernet.symantec.com

2    ...

Eddie_Toro | 12 Aug 2013 | 1 comment

In January 2014, Symantec Endpoint Protection 11 will reach End of Support Life. Keep your customers protected with a free upgrade to Endpoint Protection 12. Strengthen your long-term relationships by building customer loyalty and promoting three-year SKUs. Go online to find everything you and your customers need in one place!