Security firm Symantec this week introduced its new ExSP Licensing Program designed to allow partners the choice of consuming Symantec software via a monthly subscription-based model.
"Our partners are telling us that they’re finding success in offering Symantec software bundled with their services to solve their customers’ information protection challenges," said Randy Cochran, VP, North American Channel Sales, Symantec. "By enhancing our ExSP licensing program to make it accessible to our broader partner base, Symantec is enabling partners of all sizes to accelerate profitability and reduce their upfront investments to support growth. With this subscription-based program, Symantec partners can license our solutions in a way that aligns to how they do business with their customers."
Symantec claims the new pricing model will help companies reduce their upfront costs, while also enabling traditional Symantec partners of all sizes to more easily develop their own managed services offerings.
The ExSP Licensing Program is open to partners enrolled in Symantec's Partner Program who are qualified service providers, the firm said.