Menu
Symantec lets channel drive education

Symantec lets channel drive education

Symantec has launched its new Security Awareness Program. The release is the vendor's first update to its organisational security training and communication toolkit, introduced last year.

"The programme is really about organisations coming to see their internal resources — employees — as part of the security mix or risk profile," Symantec's Education Services senior director, Kerrie Turner, says. "Technology is a part of that, but so too are people."

Turner says the revision follows increased demand in the marketplace for businesses to meet security standards, such as ISO 17799, and from calls for greater corporate governance compliance.

"Companies also want to better manage their own risk and overcome resource limitations issues," she says. "How are they going to educate their organisation about security issues like password and clean-desk policies or social engineering?"

The product will be sold under Symantec's Value and Elite Licensing programmes, Turner says. It will afford the same margin to resellers as the standard products.

"The beauty of the product is that it's an out-of-the-box solution so there are no pressures on margins like you would have with rolling out an education programme from scratch as a service delivery," she claims. "Partners can quickly roll it out across an organisation and wrap their own implementation services around it, so it's very attractive."

Resellers can also begin to tackle more strategic accounts using the new toolkit, Turner says.

"Security awareness is a great door-opener to bigger organisations looking to reduce their security risk profile," she says. "They can open the door and go in and sell more products to the organisation."


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.

Featured

Slideshows

Ingram Micro maintains Showcase 2018 momentum in Wellington

Ingram Micro maintains Showcase 2018 momentum in Wellington

Ingram Micro maintained Showcase 2018 momentum in Wellington, hosting more than 40 vendors at TSB Arena. Under the banner of Leading the Way, the event demonstrated what’s new, what’s next and how it can be used to improve business and everyday life.

Ingram Micro maintains Showcase 2018 momentum in Wellington
Ingram Micro launches Showcase 2018 in Christchurch

Ingram Micro launches Showcase 2018 in Christchurch

Ingram Micro kickstarted Showcase 2018 in Christchurch, hosting more than 40 vendors at Horncastle Arena. Under the banner of Leading the Way, the event demonstrated what’s new, what’s next and how it can be used to improve business and everyday life.

Ingram Micro launches Showcase 2018 in Christchurch
Data breach notification laws in NZ: How can partners prepare?

Data breach notification laws in NZ: How can partners prepare?

This exclusive Reseller News Roundtable outlined the responsibilities facing security partners today, assessing risk while evaluating the role of the vendor in providing added layers of protection.

Data breach notification laws in NZ: How can partners prepare?
Show Comments