Symantec Partner Engage: Parrish Plans to Attend
Julie Parrish does, indeed, plan to attend Symantec Partner Engage in Washington, D.C., this October, according to a company spokeswoman. Our resident blogger was curious yesterday when he noticed that Parrish wasn’t on the event agenda. But the spokeswoman assured The VAR Guy that Parrish, VP of Symantec’s Global Channel Office, will be in the house, and meeting with press during the event.
Truth be told, The VAR Guy was happy to hear the news. When Symantec hit a few bumps with its channel communications in July, it was Parrish who stood front-and-center, took the heat, and answered dozens of reporter questions.
This time around, The VAR Guy hopes to hear far more about Symantec’s Software as a Service (SaaS) strategy — and the implications/opportunities for partners.
After a slow start, it sounds like the Symantec Protection Network (SPN) — a SaaS platform launched earlier this year — is gaining some momentum in the areas of online storage and remote access. Next up, The VAR Guy wonders when SPN will gain on-demand security features.
Perhaps some answers will surface at Partner Engage.