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Symantec Receives 2011 CRN Channel Champion Awards


Symantec named overall winner in Client Security category and sweeps technical, support and financial subcategories

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - Symantec Corp. today announced that it was named the 2011 CRN Channel Champion for Client Security, sweeping all award categories including technical satisfaction, support satisfaction, financial factors and overall winner. The CRN Channel Champions awards are based on the results of the CRN Channel Champions study, which measures solution provider perceptions of vendor products and services.

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Symantec has consistently evolved its endpoint security offerings to address the challenges of endpoint security resulting from complex IT infrastructures, virtualized environments and the consumerization of IT. In February, Symantec announced new versions of Symantec Endpoint Protection and Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition, enabling partners to provide customers of all sizes with advanced protection while improving the performance of their systems. Complete with innovative features to secure virtual infrastructures and powered by Insight, Symantec’s award-winning community and cloud-based reputation technology, Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 is designed to detect and block sophisticated new threats earlier and more accurately than any other security product.

The new versions of Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 are scheduled to be generally available later this year and can be purchased through Symantec’s worldwide network of value-added authorized resellers, distributors and systems integrators, or directly from Symantec. For more information on Symantec Endpoint Protection or to register for the public beta, please visit

The CRN Channel Champions study measures overall solution provider perceptions of nearly 100 vendors in 26 categories. The survey, now in its 21st year, is one of the largest and broadest solution-provider satisfaction market studies. The result is a premier resource used by VARs and technology integrators throughout the industry to evaluate vendors and their programs.

Channel Champions award winners and the related study will be published in the April 25 issue of CRN and online at


“Symantec is committed to delivering solutions that enable our partners to offer customers unrivaled protection, so we are proud to be named the CRN Channel Champion in Client Security. Symantec is dedicated to providing our partners with innovative solutions as well as programs and resources that help them differentiate themselves from their competition, maximize their revenue and stay relevant with their customers.”
Randy Cochran, Vice President of North America Channel Sales, Symantec Corp.

“The Channel Champions award recognizes the most innovative, reliable and channel-friendly vendors, as voted on by solution providers. These awards recognize vendors whose technical innovation and product quality has surpassed the competition, helping to drive increased revenue for their channel partners. This survey is an essential resource for the Channel community. We congratulate these leading technology vendors on this recognition.”
Kelley Damore, Vice President and Executive Editor at CRN

About Symantec

Symantec is a global leader in providing security, storage and systems management solutions to help consumers and organizations secure and manage their information-driven world. Our software and services protect against more risks at more points, more completely and efficiently, enabling confidence wherever information is used or stored. More information is available at

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