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Symantec awards EMEA channel partners

Symantec on Monday announced the 2012 EMEA Channel Excellence Award winners at its annual EMEA partner conference, recognising six partners who excelled throughout the year.

The security firm also created the 2012 EMEA Channel Partner Excellence Distributor Awards this year, recognising the overall service and support provided to Symantec’s partners through account distribution services, pre and post-sales support, market development and online capabilities.

Two companies from the UAE took home the new prize. Mindware Gulf took home the Value Added Distributor of the Year award, while Aptec won the SMB Distributor of the Year award.

In terms of the traditional prize’s winners, Italy’s Centro Computer took home the Small Business Parter of the Year prize, while the UK’s Bluesource won the Cloud Partner of the Year award. Computacenter and PMCS, from Germany, sealed the Enterprise Partner of the Year award and the Marketing award respectively. The Most Innovative Partner award went to the UK’s Pentura Limited, while the President Award was given to Caperio, from Sweden.

The Channel Excellence Awards recognise partners which demonstrate excellence in the delivery of Symantec products, the firm said. Support for end-users, and meeting customer objectives in terms of improving efficiency, ROI and cost reduction were all factors in dishing out the prizes.

“Our 2012 Channel Excellence Award winners have shown a high level of dedication and demonstrated innovation, dedication and expertise in adding value to our customers,” said Jason Ellis, Vice President of EMEA Channel Sales, Symantec.

Symantec’s Partner Engage EMEA 2013 took place at the Corintha Hotel in Lisbon from February 12 to 13.

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