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Symantec Helps Partners Accelerate Profitability with New Managed Service Provider Strategy

SINGAPORE – December 22, 2011– Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today unveiled its Managed Service Provider (MSP) strategy, designed to make it easier and more cost effective for partners to deliver Symantec's market leading backup and security solutions as managed services. Symantec is committed to providing service providers with trusted solutions, flexible deployment options and innovative programs that enable them to differentiate their services, maximize opportunities and accelerate profitability.


Through new and expanded integration with leading remote monitoring and management (RMM) platforms and new cloud-based offerings, Symantec is helping partners more effectively deliver and manage multiple products and services while minimizing added overhead costs. Symantec's MSP strategy also includes the ExSP Licensing Program, a pay-as-you go subscription licensing model designed for service providers.


"The opportunities for managed service providers are growing and we want to empower our partners to leverage the market opportunities in delivering differentiated services to their customers through Symantec's trusted solutions, flexible deployment options and innovative programs," said David Dzienciol, Symantec's vice president for Channel and SMB, Asia Pacific and Japan. "Symantec is committed to ensuring our partners have the flexibility and choice to meet their customers' needs so that they could maximize opportunities and accelerate profitability."


RMM Integration

Symantec Backup Exec 2010, Backup Exec 2010 for Windows Small Business Server, Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1, and Endpoint Protection 12.1 Small Business Edition integrate with leading RMM platforms, including Level Platforms, Kaseya, LabTech, Storage Online and N-able. This integration allows Symantec partners to more easily deploy, monitor, and manage their customer's backup and security solutions to reduce costs and deliver improved service to their customers.


Innovation in Cloud Security and Backup

Symantec Backup Exec 2010 now delivers new private cloud services to enable partner to backup and manage multiple customers through a single, secure Backup Exec console and provide integrated off-site protection through any partner infrastructure. Backup Exec private cloud services are free to customers and partners on maintenance today and is easily customisable so that it can be leveraged with or without RMM platform integration.


In addition, Symantec partners can leverage and tie Symantec cloud-based security products into their existing MSP offerings. Symantec Endpoint Protection.cloud is quick to set-up and can be managed through a single console hosted in the cloud by Symantec. For many smaller IT environments this is an optimal solution as it doesn't require any added hardware investment and both partners and customers can benefit from Symantec's subscription-based licensing model.


Partner Program Benefits

Symantec's ExSP licensing Program offers Symantec partners of all sizes the choice of buying Symantec software in a monthly subscription-based model, providing them with greater flexibility in how they deliver solutions to their customers. The program rewards service partners for their growth by reducing licensing costs as their volume of business increases. The Symantec ExSP Licensing Program is open to partners enrolled in Symantec's Partner Program who are qualified service providers.


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