Hilal Computers progresses to Symantec Gold status
Manama, November 25, 2010
Bahrain-based computer hardware and software system integrator and solutions provider Hilal Computers has enhanced its partnership status with Symantec, a global leader in security, storage and systems management solutions.
Hilal Computers recently progressed to Symantec Gold Channel Partner status, giving it access to a broader range of Symantec resources and support tools to better serve its data backup customers in Bahrain, who include small and medium-sized businesses, financial institutions and government organisations.
Hilal Computers was previously a Symantec Silver Partner.
Hilal Computers achieved Gold Channel Partner status by meeting certain requirements that deepen its knowledge and proficiency in a solution family, and receives exclusive benefits as a result of its investment.
Hardy Koshy, general manager, Hilal Computers, said: “Hilal Computers’ Symantec engineering and pre-sales team has worked diligently to fulfill all criteria to achieve Symantec Gold Partner status. Going forward, we are fully committed to investing in requisite resources to further cement our partnerships with Symantec and benefit from the wealth of tools and support they bring.”
Jason Ellis, VP of Channel Sales, EMEA at Symantec, said: “The Managed Gold Channel scheme was designed to recognise partners’ investment in Symantec and reward their expertise in the data backup and antivirus market.”
“Specialised partners have demonstrated a deep investment in Symantec and an expertise in delivering solutions and services that protect customers’ most critical information,” he said.
Saurabh Arora, regional manager – Small and Medium Business, Mena at Symantec, said: “SMBs today are the growth engines for most economies - they have specific needs which require a skilled and concentrated approach. With the SMB Specialisation program, we intend to get closer to our end-customers than ever before. The program completely equips our partners with the skills set to address the IT challenges SMBs face in today’s ever-evolving business ecosystem.”
Symantec software and services protect against more risks at more points, more completely and efficiently, enabling confidence wherever information is used or stored, he said. – TradeArabia News Service