SOURCE: Symantec


February 15, 2012 09:00 ET

Symantec Leverages New Parallels Automated Platforms to Deliver Cloud Services to SMBs

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwire - Feb 15, 2012) - Parallels Summit 2012 -- Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced new integrations with the Application Packaging Standard (APS) and Parallels Automation for Cloud Marketplace (PACM) allowing Service Providers to offer additional Symantec software and services to their small and medium sized business (SMB) customers. The Parallels platforms make it easier and more cost effective for service providers to offer Email and Endpoint Protection, Symantec Trust Services and Norton™ consumer solutions to their SMB customers.

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For Service Providers who serve the SMB market, the ability to quickly adapt to the changing IT needs of their customers is critical. Through the APS integration with the Parallels Automation cloud services automated delivery platform, Service Providers can now easily sell, resell, bundle and deliver Email and Endpoint Protection solutions to their SMB customers. In addition, the Parallels Automation for Cloud Marketplace (PACM) now allows Parallels to resell Symantec Trust Services and Norton Internet Security Online, which offers Service Providers the flexibility to map product entitlement to their own customer billing cycles.

Symantec Endpoint and Email are now available through Parallels Automated Delivery Platform, the Application Packaging Standard (APS). APS, adopted by Parallels for SaaS integration, makes it easy for Service Providers to package and deliver solutions for seamless cloud integration. Symantec Endpoint offers comprehensive security for Windows-based computer systems as a cloud-based service, helping to centrally manage security requirements via a Web-based console and without installing additional hardware or management software. The Symantec MessageLabs Email and Email services help organizations combat threats through advanced perimeter defenses and our proprietary Skeptic™ technologies.

Award-winning Norton Internet Security Online, offered in one, three, five and 10 license packs, is now available to small businesses through PACM. The PACM platform enables Cloud Service Providers to offer small businesses with a wide range of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications that can be deployed quickly and easily within days rather than weeks or months. Norton Internet Security Online detects and eliminates online threats and prevents cybercriminals from stealing important information and business data, enabling small businesses and their employees to use the Internet safely and confidently. Norton Internet Security Online features Norton Insight, the industry-leading, reputation-based security technology, which has been proven to attain unmatched detection of new malware far beyond what is possible with traditional security technologies.

Symantec Trust Services, which includes the VeriSign Seal and Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Certificates, is also providing greater value-add to website Security Service Providers' offerings by delivering a robust solution of SSL, website Anti-Malware Daily Scan, Vulnerability Assessment, and Seal-in-Search™ protecting confidential information transacted over the Internet. In April of 2012, the VeriSign Seal will become the Norton Secured Seal. The VeriSign Seal is currently displayed up to 800 million times per day in 170 countries. Symantec is making the seal transition as easy and seamless as possible for partners and customers. The new Norton Secured Seal, with the check mark that is recognized around the world, will continue to help Service Providers enable their customers to grow their businesses by the display of the trust mark.

Supporting Quotes:

  • "Symantec's expanding partnership with Parallels demonstrates a commitment by both companies to offer Service Providers unique bundled cloud services that are flexible, easy to manage and reduce costs, to help their customers' businesses succeed," said Stephen Banbury, Vice President of Worldwide Channel and Alliance Marketing at Symantec.

  • "As Parallels SMB Cloud Insights™ research indicates, half of all SMB customers worldwide who are considering buying online services are concerned about security," said John Zanni, Parallels Vice President of Service Provider Marketing and Alliances. "Symantec's APS-certified packages for cloud security services enable service providers to rapidly launch and bundle Symantec offerings with their communication and collaboration solutions to meet the security concerns of the SMB market."

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