Cyber security firm Symantec, which recently acquired Blue Coat, held its Symantec Partner Engage 2016 Conference in Tokyo, Japan this week, marking the company’s first public appearance as a combined organisation in Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ).
The Partner Engage 2016 Conference was attended by approximately 200 most valued and strategic partners from across the APJ region.
“The Symantec and Blue Coat combination is an exciting opportunity for the security industry, and particularly for our partners who have consistently played a strategic role in providing value to customers and driving business success across the Asia Pacific and Japan region,” said Sanjay Rohatgi, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific and Japan, Symantec. “We are the industry’s largest pure play cyber security company. With our increased scale, portfolio and resources, partners can now look to Symantec as a single strategic source for integrated solutions across endpoints, cloud and infrastructure to help defend against sophisticated attacks and create a stronger, more cost-efficient security posture.”
A key highlight of the event was the Partner Awards which recognise and honour the commitment and dedication of Symantec and Blue Coat partners who have demonstrated innovative delivery of services and solutions to customers during the past year. The winners were selected based on criteria such as innovation, overall performance in revenue, deal registration, technical and marketing investments, customer service excellence and certification.
“Our partners play a critical role in driving business success and contributing positively to customers across the Asia Pacific and Japan region and I am looking forward to embarking on a journey to define the future of cyber security, together with our partners,” said Edwin Yeo, Vice President of Channels and Commercial for Asia Pacific and Japan, Symantec. “Many congratulations to all our award winning partners. I am confident the new Symantec will provide our partners with more opportunities to innovate and accelerate growth in 2017 and beyond.”