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Symantec expands partner specialisation

Symantec has released two new additions to its partner specialisation programme.

The IT compliance and foundational enterprise security specialisations provide partners with benefits including more access to sales and technical resources, as well as financial incentives.

Partners receive the specialisation by completing technical and sales accreditation.

Other specialisations in the programme include archiving and eDiscovery.

Partners who achieve the accreditation will also get designation as a specialised partner on the Symantec partner locator which customers can use to search for companies.

Asia Pacific and Japan channels and SMB vice president David Dzienciol says the new specialisations recognise partners who have demonstrated expertise in particular Symantec offerings and will provide resources they need to meet their customers’ needs.

"These additional specialisations further reinforce Symantec’s dedication to enabling partner competence in key solutions areas well before the enhanced partner program comes into effect at the end of 2010.”

The enterprise security specialisation is available to global strategic, platinum, gold, silver, silver corporate reseller, registered and distribution partners. The IT compliance specialisation is restricted to partners in the government sector.