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Symantec Announces 2013 Pacific Partner Award Winners

SYDNEY, Australia – June 13, 2013Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC) last night announced the winners of the 2013 Pacific Partner Awards at an exclusive dinner and awards ceremony.

The Symantec Pacific Partner Awards recognise local channel partners that demonstrate innovative delivery of services and solutions to customers, and acknowledge their hard work and commitment to selling Symantec's portfolio of security, storage and systems management solutions.

The award winners were selected based on a number of criteria including overall performance in revenue, achievement of Symantec Specialisations, deal registration, technical and marketing investments and customer service excellence.

There are seven Symantec Pacific Partner Award categories. The 2013 award winners are:

  • Distributor of the Year ANZ : Ingram Micro Australia
  • SMB Market Specialist Partner of the Year ANZ: Datacom Australia
  • Specialised Partner of the Year ANZ: Insight
  • Specialised Growth Partner of the Year – AU: Intalock
  • Specialised Growth Partner of the Year – NZ: Gen-i
  • Services Partner of the Year AU: Insentra
  • Services Partner of the Year NZ: RHEis
  • ExSP Partner of the Year ANZ: Datacom New Zealand

The awards night was co-hosted by Brenton Smith, vice president and managing director for Symantec, Pacific Region and Klasie Holtzhausen, senior director, Channel and Alliances, Symantec, Pacific Region.

"Partners have always been of great importance to Symantec and will be even more so in the future as we continue to evolve our offerings and improve our levels of service and support," said Brenton Smith, vice president and managing director, Symantec, Pacific region. "Our awarded partners have made outstanding achievements. Their performance and commitment demonstrates a deep investment in Symantec as they build their specialisation expertise."

"Working with our partners, we're extending this positive momentum to drive more collective success, continuing to collaborate to protect the information of businesses and organisations across Australia and New Zealand, whether it is on premise, in the cloud or mobile."

"We congratulate this year's winners and look forward to supporting all of our partners throughout 2013," added Smith.

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