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Symantec Appoints Brenton Smith as Vice President

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Symantec Appoints Brenton Smith as Vice President

Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced the appointment of Brenton Smith as Vice President of the business in Asia Pacific and Japan. offers businesses a portfolio of cloud-based applications to help secure and manage their businesses. Information stored on laptops, mobile and desktop devices are fully protected with an easy to use, cost effective range of solutions.

Richard Collins, vice president, global sales, says Brenton’s extensive experience across the region makes him a great fit for the role.

“With more than 20 years’ experience spanning Asia Pacific across a number of multinational IT application and software vendors, Brenton has the knowledge and expertise to lead the continued growth of Symantec’s cloud business in the Asia Pacific and Japan region,” said Richard.

“Cloud is rapidly transforming how customers choose to address their security, IT and information management challenges. Brenton will be responsible for working with our sales team and channel partners to offer customers the simplest, market leading, security cloud platform to enable customers to trust us with their information security and management so that they can focus on running their business.”

“I’m pleased to be joining Symantec at a time when cloud is such a fast-growing part of the Symantec portfolio and is projected to contribute 15 percent of Symantec’s annual revenue within the next five years,” said Brenton Smith, vice president,, Asia Pacific and Japan. “One of the most appealing aspects of Symantec is the depth and breadth of its solution portfolio and its ability to offer customers choice for cloud, on-premise or appliance solutions. The key advantages of our cloud solutions are that they offer a scalable, easy to manage and predictable cost structure to both enterprise and SMB organisations alike.”

The shift to the cloud also creates new opportunities for channel partners to generate recurring revenue streams and offer their customers value with cloud security services that combine cutting-edge technology with industry-leading Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and 24x7 service and support.

Brenton joins from CA Technologies where most recently he was managing director for Australia and New Zealand. Brenton’s Asia Pacific experience spans Thailand, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand. He has also held a number of management and sales development roles at BusinessObjects, Siebel Systems, Brightstar Information Technology Group and SAP.

About provides IT leaders with a centralised, hosted approach to security and information management that allows organisations to manage a complex collection of technologies in a simple, more efficient and productive manner. More than 10.7 million end users at more than 32,000 organisations ranging from small businesses to the Fortune 500 use to secure and manage information stored on endpoints and delivered via email, Web, and instant messaging. A division within Symantec Corporation, offers customers the ability to work more productively in a connected world. More information can be found at

About Symantec
Symantec is a global leader in providing security; storage and systems management solutions to help consumers and organisations secure and manage their information-driven world. Our software and services protect against more risks at more points, more completely and efficiently, enabling confidence wherever information is used or stored. More information is available at


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