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Symantec Secure One Partner Program Launches

Symantec Corp., newly re-focused on IT security, on Monday launched a new partner program called Symantec Secure One.

The security vendor is in the process of selling the Veritas data-management arm of its business to private equity firm Carlyle Group and Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC for $8 billion. That deal is expected to close by the end of the year, but Symantec and Veritas have been working out the details of a split on the same timetable since the October 2014 announcement of the separation plans.

According to Symantec, Secure One will give partners higher earnings potential, faster payments and streamlined achievements.

"With an increased focus on cybersecurity and a strengthened portfolio aimed squarely at solutions that address today's most sophisticated attackers, we're rolling out Symantec Secure One to enable our partners to leverage our products and services to grow their businesses," said John Thompson, global senior vice president of partner and channel sales at Symantec, in a statement.

Here are the highlights, according to Symantec:

  • Higher earning potential -- Our Growth Accelerator Rebate (GAR) sets one goal on net new business and pays out from the first transaction. Once a partner reaches the Platinum tier in any of the Integrate competencies (Threat Protection, Information Protection or Cyber Security Services), partners participate in a predictable, profitable GAR across the entire security portfolio, including Core Security.

  • Get paid faster -- Partners don't have to wait until the end of the year, which translates into quicker cash flow. Plus, the earning opportunity in quarter is 50% higher than before.

  • Easier achievements -- It's easier than ever for partners to achieve Platinum status. We've streamlined specific requirements (technical validation, customer references, sales certification requirements), so that our partners can earn revenue faster and with fewer hurdles.

For more details, visit partnernet.symantec.com.

Posted by Scott Bekker on October 05, 2015 at 9:54 AM