Menu
Symantec readies for SaaS plunge

Symantec readies for SaaS plunge

Symantec Asia Pacific vice president David Sykes has confirmed Symantec will move to offering software on a subscription based service with new enterprise "buying" plans expected to be ironed out within the next 12 months.

The vendor will use perceived Software as a Service (SaaS) demand in the consumer space to give the idea a leg-up for enterprise firms, as evident with the upcoming release of the Norton 360 package.

Sykes said ultimately storage will be part of the SaaS offering, but the company is concentrating on addressing consumer security before extending the security software as a service model across the full enterprise portfolio.

"Certainly enterprise firms are going to be interested in the model as a way to reduce cost of ownership, but I think we will see consumers lead the charge as broadband adoption increases so we will take that momentum and expand it for the enterprise," Sykes said.

"Basically, it is a move to a subscription-type model and rather than an upfront licence payment. We will use regular monthly or quarterly payments with the enterprise space taking a different order of magnitude based on usage, maintenance and content, but at the moment we are focused on delivering SaaS for consumers first and gradually roll the service out to enterprise customers.

"We are still working on a lot of the details for the enterprise side. It is going to be late this year [before] we have finalized our new buying programs as well as the licensing models supporting different licence agreements for Veritas and the old Symantec as one single set of terms and conditions. These will be worked on gradually from November onwards."


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Events

Featured

Slideshows

Meet the Reseller News 30 Under 30 Tech Awards 2020 winners

Meet the Reseller News 30 Under 30 Tech Awards 2020 winners

This year’s Reseller News 30 Under 30 Tech Awards were held as an integral part of the first entirely virtual Emerging Leaders​ forum, an annual event dedicated to identifying, educating and showcasing the New Zealand technology market’s rising stars. The 30 Under 30 Tech Awards 2020 recognised the outstanding achievements and business excellence of 30 talented individuals​, across both young leaders and those just starting out. In this slideshow, Reseller News honours this year's winners and captures their thoughts about how their ideas of leadership have changed over time.​

Meet the Reseller News 30 Under 30 Tech Awards 2020 winners
Reseller News Exchange Auckland: Beyond the myths — how partners can master cloud security

Reseller News Exchange Auckland: Beyond the myths — how partners can master cloud security

This exclusive Reseller News Exchange event in Auckland explored the challenges facing the partner community on the cloud security frontier, as well as market trends, customer priorities and how the channel can capitalise on the opportunities available. In association with Arrow, Bitdefender, Exclusive Networks, Fortinet and Palo Alto Networks. Photos by Gino Demeer.

Reseller News Exchange Auckland: Beyond the myths — how partners can master cloud security
Reseller News welcomes industry figures at 2020 Hall of Fame lunch

Reseller News welcomes industry figures at 2020 Hall of Fame lunch

Reseller News welcomed 2019 inductees - Leanne Buer, Ross Jenkins and Terry Dunn - to the fourth running of the Reseller News Hall of Fame lunch, held at the French Cafe in Auckland. The inductees discussed the changing face of the IT channel ecosystem in New Zealand and what it means to be a Reseller News Hall of Fame inductee. Photos by Gino Demeer.

Reseller News welcomes industry figures at 2020 Hall of Fame lunch
Show Comments