10:30am – John Sorensen – SVP Global Sales Symantec
John Sorensen, SVP of Global Sales at Symantec, took to the stage at 10.30am to deliver an interesting and informative keynote on cloud channel strategy. As the market leader in cyber security, John comments, “Cyber-attacks on businesses and governments are intensifying and the type of attack is getting more and more sophisticated.” Because of the level of intelligence of today’s cyber threats, John goes on to explain that “the enterprise cyber security market is big and growing fast at more than 8%. Together we have the solutions, the technical expertise, the customer engagement to take full advantage of this fast-growth market.” The cyber security market is clearly not one to pass up. Its rapid growth combined with the ever-increasing need to secure all of our data is down to “a huge platform shift to the cloud. [There are] more cloud apps, more devices being used anywhere in the world [and] the company’s information is no longer in the protected walls of the company’s building or infrastructure. This platform shift makes a business even more vulnerable to all sorts of attacks.” Further into John’s keynote, he talks to the audience about SEP Cloud, and how ‘Symantec is listening to the feedback you are providing to the point where we have enabled monthly SKUs per device.’ SEP Cloud is the solution to protect smaller businesses from the threats that will one day hit. It takes away the need for a company to have an in-house IT security team, it takes away a massive cost with exceptional scalability and it protects employees from every angle, wherever they are working from. A smart solution to combat the smart cyber threat landscape. “SEP Cloud is enterprise class security for the SMBs is a reality with Symantec. Shut the door on breaches & risk and consider security strategically with Symantec’s revolutionary offering.” comments Krista Linnell, CMO intY Ltd.