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2020 Annual Report Card Winners: Solution Providers Give Top Grades To Key Vendors

Rick Whiting

For the 35th year, solution providers scored vendors in 24 technology categories based on their performance in product innovation, support, partnership, and managed and cloud services.

Data Security: Symantec

Channel Chief: Roy Borden, VP Global Partner Sales

One year ago semiconductor manufacturer Broadcom struck a deal to acquire the enterprise security business of Symantec for $10.7 billion with the company’s consumer security business spun off as NortonLifeLock. The acquisition was completed on Nov. 4 with Symantec retaining its name.

Symantec received an overall ARC score of 68.7 in this all-important technology category. That included scores of 74.8 for product innovation, 63.3 for support, 68.3 for partnership and 67.2 for managed and cloud services.

 
Rick Whiting

Rick Whiting has been with CRN since 2006 and is currently a feature/special projects editor. Whiting manages a number of CRN’s signature annual editorial projects including Channel Chiefs, Partner Program Guide, Big Data 100, Emerging Vendors, Tech Innovators and Products of the Year. He also covers the Big Data beat for CRN. He can be reached at rwhiting@thechannelcompany.com.

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