CDW Achieves Symantec Data Loss Prevention Master Specialization

Updated: June 07, 2012

CDW Achieves Symantec Data Loss Prevention Master Specialization

CDW announced that it has achieved Symantec Master Specialist status in the area of data loss prevention. Symantec Master Specialization recognizes and promotes qualified partners' deep expertise in delivering advanced consulting services in a specialized solution area.

"The Master Specialist designation recognizes CDW's proven expertise in data loss prevention and the ability to provide our customers with effective solutions that not only help to prevent data loss, but also flag any data being handled in a way that deviates from our customers' established security policies," notes Christine Holloway, vice president of converged infrastructure solutions, CDW. "CDW's successful partnership with Symantec is critical to our ability to consistently support our customers' ever-changing security needs. Together, we are able to protect important customer data more completely and efficiently."

By achieving this Master Specialization, CDW has demonstrated an investment and deep expertise in delivering advanced consulting and technical services in Symantec data loss prevention. Data loss prevention solutions help keep customer information, personal employee information and research and development (R&D) data safe and secure.

According to CDW's upcoming Data Loss Straw Poll, an examination of data security concerns across industries, data loss – from internal threats, negligence or accidental loss, or bot data harvesting – presents the greatest business risk to organizations this year. And no wonder: One in four organizations has lost data in the last two years, and of those, most have lost sensitive information.

"CDW's national research shows that the number of people accessing business networks has increased by an average of 41 percent during the last two years," Holloway said. "Employees need access to information 24/7, from multiple devices and locations. At the same time, employers need to make sure that information is secure. It's a fine balance that we can help our customers achieve with thoughtful planning and execution."

"The Data Loss Prevention Master Specialization recognizes CDW's ability to deliver advanced consulting and technical services to its customers," said Randy Cochran, vice president, North America Channel Sales Americas, Symantec Corp. "Master Specialist partners have demonstrated deep investment in Symantec and an enterprise in delivering advanced services and solutions to protect customers' most critical information."

Symantec Master Specializations, which recognize partners with a proven expertise in a particular area of business, provide partners with the skills and experience required to deliver differentiated service to their customers. Symantec partners achieve Master Specialization by meeting certain requirements that deepen their knowledge and proficiency in a solution family, and Master Specialized Symantec partners receive exclusive benefits as a result of their investment.

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