XCEND and FusionStorm Partner to Deliver Comprehensive Security and Storage Management Solutions
October 25th, 2012
Brighton, Michigan — XCEND, a leading provider of IT infrastructure, security and analytics solutions, announced today a new partnership with FusionStorm, a market-leading IT solutions provider that delivers a wide array of IT solutions and services from industry-leading technology companies. This partnership links two of Symantec’s top Platinum Partners, both with deep technical and sales expertise across the full Symantec solution portfolio.
As organizations struggle to manage the fast-changing landscape of security, compliancy and data storage, customers have come to rely on the technical expertise that firms like XCEND and FusionStorm deliver in the way of complex, enterprise-wide implementations of Symantec security and management technologies. Partners traditionally develop and maintain expertise in distinct segments of Symantec’s broad product portfolio, a system that often creates channel conflict as customers are forced to maintain vendor relationships with multiple partners.
The partnership between XCEND and FusionStorm creates an opportunity for customers to take advantage of a unified, best-in-class point of contact for all things Symantec. XCEND brings to the partnership a long history of implementing Symantec infrastructure and security solutions, as well as Master Specializations in Enterprise Security, Endpoint Management, and Data Loss Prevention. FusionStorm maintains complementary expertise and certifications in Symantec’s High Availability, e-Discovery, and Storage solutions.
“This partnership allows our two organizations to provide a united face to our clients and to Symantec,” said Ron Schoenherr, President and CEO of XCEND. “Our clients will undoubtedly benefit by knowing they are leveraging the collective knowledge and experience of two top Symantec Partners who are committed to providing an exceptional customer experience across the entire Symantec portfolio, without the hassles associated with dealing with multiple partners.”
XCEND and FusionStorm will initially go to market with this partnership model in the Northeast, Midwest and Mid-Atlantic geographies, where each firm has sales and technical resources. This will enable customers to take immediate advantage of the companies’ synergies and expanded offerings.
XCEND is a national Symantec Platinum Partner with deep expertise in the implementation of Symantec Infrastructure and Security solutions. XCEND also offers its award-winning analytics solution, MetriX IT Performance Dashboards, which enables IT organizations to visualize and act on data aggregated from disparate systems and groups in real-time. For more information, visit us at www.xcendgroup.com.
FusionStorm is a Symantec Platinum Partner that delivers a wide array of IT solutions and services from leading technology companies in the industry. FusionStorm is a national provider of IT consulting, technology solutions and 24×7 cloud/managed services for enterprises of all sizes. The company assists organizations by providing complete solutions for system infrastructure, storage, networking, IP communications, security, database and disaster recovery, both onsite and in FusionStorm data centers. Learn more at www.fusionstorm.com.