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Christy Loerzel | 13 Feb 2013 | 0 comments

Extensive virtualization is just a fact of life in IT today. Driving down cost and increasing IT agility are the primary drivers behind going virtual. With an increasing number of complex workloads wrapped up in virtual machines (VMs), organizations are challenged to maintain the same degree of security and protection from a physical environment and also leverage benefits brought by virtualization. Attaining the service levels for these business systems requires a high degree of visibility into virtual environments. 

This is where Symantec Backup Exec V-Ray Edition comes into play. Symantec Backup Exec 2012 V-Ray Edition is designed to completely protect your VMware or Hyper-V virtual environments. With advanced host-based virtual protection and integrated deduplication, the V-Ray Edition gives you worry-free backup and recovery for virtual machines and virtualized applications. And Backup Exec gives you granular recovery of entire virtual machines, single files, Active...

Eddie_Toro | 07 Feb 2013 | 0 comments

Securing access to networks and applications.

Sophisticated network attacks have rendered simple password authentication insufficient to protect an organization against unauthorized access to its network and applications. The ramifications of unauthorized access to confidential information are dire: non-compliance, financial penalties, and theft of intellectual property.

Symantec™ Validation and ID Protection Service (VIP) is a leading cloud-based strong authentication service that can enable your customer’s enterprises to secure access to networks and applications while preventing access by malicious unauthorized attackers.

Features:

  • Cloud-based infrastructure—Secure, reliable, and scalable service delivers authentication without requiring dedicated on-premise server hardware.
  • Transparent risk-based token-less authentication— Leverage device and behavior profiling to block risky...
Charla Bunton-Johnson | 05 Feb 2013 | 0 comments

Channel Partners are always looking for new ways to differentiate their business so that they can offer the highest value to their customer base by providing best-in-class security solutions. Alignment with the right channel vendor(s) is crucial for partners to stay ahead of the market and evolve their businesses over time to solve business challenges.

Enter Symantec.  Symantec Website Security Solutions delivers industry-leading SSL, a world-class partner program, and compelling enablement that empowers partners with a more efficient time to market offering a profitable robust portfolio providing a right-sized solution for every client’s website security need and market level in today's dynamic threat landscape.

Today, Symantec announced Website Security Partner Program enhancements that will empower partners with the highest value in enablement and sales opportunities:

KellyM | 05 Feb 2013 | 0 comments

Symantec Managed Services for NetBackup and Enterprise Vault provide comprehensive 24x7 monitoring, management and support for your customer’s environment under strict SLAs. You can provide total customer solutions by leveraging these managed services and upselling to your NetBackup and Enterprise Vault customers.

With managed services in your account, Symantec handles all the aspects of day-to-day operational management, so you're free from managing customer support issues. Symantec Managed Services is proven to improve customer satisfaction through increased operational efficiencies and faster realization of Symantec investments. And a happy customer means more business for you.

Symantec Managed Services for NetBackup and Enterprise Vault is now a part the Opportunity Registration program in North America. Attend this webcast to learn more about how these managed services can help you drive more business and keep your customers happy...

Christy Loerzel | 31 Jan 2013 | 0 comments

A few weeks ago, the Symantec Partner Communication team launched its first ever Google+ Hangout, “Cut the FUD—Debunking Common Misconceptions About Backup Exec” with the Symantec Backup Exec team. The result: an engaging 40-minute discussion for our partners on Backup Exec with in-house experts who dispelled common product-related misunderstandings.

But what are Google+ Hangouts you ask? Hangouts are video chats with up to nine people. They can be a powerful tool for businesses to get “face time” with partners and customers and talk about the issues that matter most to them. They can be prerecorded or live (which was the route we chose to go). For those looking for more specifics on Google+ and how to do a Hangout, check out a recent blog post we did on the subject.

Why did we do a Google+ Hangout? We wanted to...

Eddie_Toro | 25 Jan 2013 | 0 comments

On January 23, Symantec announced a new strategy to significantly improve performance for you and your customers. We plan to improve existing products and services, and at the same time develop new, innovative products and services. We will also transform the Partner Program to better support your business. Partner Program changes will occur in phases. We’ll keep you informed as details are available. For now, it is business as usual. 

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KellyM | 17 Jan 2013 | 1 comment

To help our valued partners better understand and utilize social media to connect with current and prospective customers, Symantec has kicked off a social media blog series just for you here on Symantec Connect. Find the full series content here. And bookmark this page as we'll be adding new posts as we make them.

In the series so far—from newest to oldest:

Christy Loerzel | 09 Jan 2013 | 0 comments

I know, I thought the same thing you’re probably thinking. Why should I create an account on yet another social channel? And why should I use more of my precious time figuring it out? Aren’t Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and [insert the name of any other of the innumerable social sites here] enough?  Well, maybe not.

Google+ is another social channel, but has features that others don’t that can help you connect with customers, peers and industry leaders. For example, you can create a circle of contacts and communicate directly with those circles, unless you make your posts ‘public’. Contact segmentation at its finest. If you’re wondering about the ‘circle’ equivalent on other social channels, think ‘follower/following’.

Your sister (who you’ve put in your ‘Family’ circle) may not care about the latest virtualization certification you’ve earned, but those in...

Christy Loerzel | 04 Jan 2013 | 0 comments

Happy New Year, Partners! Here's a fresh opportunity to recommit yourself and/or your company to efforts on social channels. And if there’s one place your company should have a social presence, it’s on LinkedIn. This channel keeps it strictly business…no pictures of what your colleague had for breakfast or their kid’s first birthday party (not that I'm against eating or celebrating!).

Chances are you already have a personal LinkedIn account – along with 175 million other users on the site. This week, I’ll share three easy, no-cost steps to help increase your company’s visibility on the site.

1. Create or update the LinkedIn page for your company.
If you don’t yet have a LinkedIn page for your company, create one – it doesn’t take that long and provides free online real estate for your company where others who are...

Christy Loerzel | 17 Dec 2012 | 0 comments

In my post titled, Social Networking Platforms Part 2: Facebook, I mentioned that I’d cover Facebook’s built-in analytics capabilities and some other tools you can use to measure how you’re social media efforts are doing. I covered Facebook’s built-in analytics last week. This week, I look at other options.

Before we look at the tools themselves, let’s consider what they’re for. Essentially, they are for listening, monitoring and measuring. Listening is tracking conversations that are important to you and looking for opportunities to engage and make yourself known. Monitoring is tracking posts that mention your company or products—whether negative or positive—both for awareness and potential...