Sick of Symantec? Alternative Security Vendors for SMBs

  • By

    Jessica Davis

    | Posted 2008-07-18

Alternative Security Vendors for SMBs: CA


  • CA Threat Manager
  • CA Internet Security Suite Plus
Percentage of sales through the channel: 98% of business to business Internet security business unit products are sold through the channel.

CA says it has more than 10,000 partners.  The company offers four tiers based on revenue minimums: Platinum is $2 million; Gold is $250,000; Silver is $25,000; and transacting must be an authorized reseller.  CA doesn't offer deal registration bug does offer training to partners.

Jessica Davis covers the channel for eWeek and Channel Insider. Her technology journalism career began well before anyone heard of the World Wide Web and has included stints at Infoworld, Electronic News/EDN, and the Philadelphia Business Journal. Her work has also appeared on CNN and Forbes.com. She has covered hardware, software and networking, as well as the business side of technology. She has won several journalism awards, including a national ASBPE award for best staff-written column, and was named Marketing Computers hardest working tech journalist on their inaugural list of top tech journalists. Jessica can be reached at jessica.davis@ziffdavisenterprise.com

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