We are coming to the end of 2012 and we hope you’ve had a great year! With all the program updates and the launch of our Profitability Stack you can see McAfee’s desire to become your long-term security partner.
If you’ve participated in certification programs you’ll want to make the most of your investment. We’ve just streamlined the certification timetable to start and end with the calendar year. So if you have a certification expiring any time in 2012 we have now extended its expiration date to 31st December 2012. You will have been assigned continuing education, which must be completed by this date. On 1st January 2013, you will be assigned new continuing education, which you must finish by 31st December 2013.
Why wait? Complete all your studies before the holidays – log in to the Partner Learning Center now.
I would also like to take this chance to make you aware of our 2013 McAfee SecurityAlliance Reseller Partner program changes.
As your customers move to Cloud, implement mobility solutions including BYOD, and get Big Data working for them, they need open and integrated security solutions to support them. The opportunity for this kind of security sale is huge – and we, together with Intel, intent to take a leadership position. In 2013 we will therefore focus on and invest in partners that share this security approach. Therefore we are updating including the following requirements in our partner program:
The new performance requirements come into effect on January 1, 2013. All partners will have until March 1, 2013 to meet them.
Please work with your Channel Account Manager or visit the new Partner Portal to find out further details.
Again, we really want you to get more involved and get the latest information. Please follow me on Twitter (@davidmsmall) and let me know how we can improve our programs.
Most of all I wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
I look forward to our continued prosperous partnership in 2013.
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