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Norton launches enchanced version of Norton Partner Portal for channel partners in the United Kingdom

New marketing tool, NortonSocial, helps channel partners receive and repost Norton news.
Reading, UK – 2 October 2012 – Norton by Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC) is pleased to announce an enhanced version of its Norton Partner Portal. Norton Partner Portal (NPP) aims to meet the needs of the growing number of Norton channel partners in the United Kingdom.
With increasing demand for the Norton product portfolio around the country, Norton wanted to provide a wide set of tools to its channel partners to support the growth of the UK channel partners into the coming years.
“These are exciting times for us. Our channel business is growing rapidly and the new Norton Partner Portal will help our partners access all the Norton information and tools they need to better serve their customers, today and in the future”, said Cary Gibbs, Head of Channel Sales, Norton
In addition to providing all relevant sales, marketing and technical information, Norton has added some new and unique tools that will help partners access key information and grow their Norton business.
One of those tools is, NortonSocial, a marketing tool that lets partners receive and repost news from Norton on their own social networks. This takes away the need to manually sift through high volumes of content. In three clicks, partners receive the news they want, edit it and finally post it on their chosen Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn account(s).
Cary added “With NortonSocial, we aim to make our resellers the trusted source of Norton content for their followers. By being active on social media, our partners will help their customers and prospects make informed IT-related decisions. No one else is offering partners anything like NortonSocial and it marks a new direction for us”.
Also new on the Norton Partner Portal is the ability for partners to set their communication preferences by product, news type and frequency.
“Of course our partners sell other products and work with other vendors, so we want to make sure they receive from Norton only the information that complements their business. The Norton Partner Portal builds newsletters dynamically and lets resellers decide what they want to hear about and when they want to receive news from us. By giving partners the choice, we believe it will optimise our communications flow and serve our channel better”, Cary concluded.
“Davad Technology is a software reseller and for us the Norton Partner Portal is an easy to navigate, clear and concise tool which has assisted in sales of Norton products. The Norton Partner Portal helps with current promotions, price lists and product support. It also has a resource library and some very welcome free internal use licenses as an added benefit, along with information about current distributors,” commented, Colin Forshew, Managing Director, Davad Technology Limited.
“All things considered, the portal is a very welcome, easy to use facility, which would be of great benefit to any Symantec reseller.” Colin concluded.
The new Norton Partner Portal is now available to all partners in the United Kingdom. Additional functionality such as Partner Locator and Point Of Sales (POS) online shop will go live in the forthcoming weeks, whilst a full Pan- EMEA rollout is planned in the Autumn.
We also announce today the latest partner promotion; All partners have a chance to win a luxury ski holiday to Chamonix, as well as holiday vouchers to the value of €1,000 and many more prizes. From 1st October to 15th January, all partners are invited to compete and earn tickets for each Norton product bought. Visit the Norton Partner Portal, accept the terms and conditions, and start purchasing.’
Partners can view, register with and login to the Norton Partner Portal at www.nortonportal.com
About Norton
Norton protects the Stuff that matters to consumers, across all aspects of their digital lives. Norton provides a range of security solutions including technologies for PCs and mobile devices, live tech support services and online backup. Like Norton on Facebook and follow on Twitter at Norton_UK.

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