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Effective immediately, Symantec is retiring the Public Sector Partner Program. Partners are no longer required to provide a Government and/or Academic ID number when requesting quotes and placing orders with their Symantec Distributor. Key benefits to you include:

  • Reduced administrative burden
  • Ability to immediately provide quotes and accept orders for Government & Academic Licensing Program SKUs
  • Elimination of temporary authorization requests

Although the Public Sector Partner Program is being discontinued, Partners are still required to confirm the end user's eligibility as defined below prior to submitting orders to distribution. Failure to adhere to customer eligibility requirements will result in sanctions including, but not limited to, termination from the Symantec Partner Program. Additionally, in cases where Symantec determines a Partner is not adhering to the eligibility requirements, we will place them on a "Do Not Sell" list that will be provided to distribution on a monthly basis. The "Do Not Sell" list defines Partners who are no longer eligible to purchase via the Government and/or Academic Licensing Program(s).

Government Eligibility - U.S. Only
Licensee must be a Federal agency, department, commission, board, office, council, authority or municipality, special district, city, county or state governmental agency, political subdivision of the state or local government, or department, commission, board, office, council, authority or other agency in the executive or judicial branch of state or local government that is created by the constitution or a statute of the governing state, including the district, regional and state administrative offices.

Academic Eligibility - U.S. & Canada
Licensee must be a fully accredited K-12 educational institution or district, fully accredited college or university, matriculated student or a faculty or staff member of a college or university in the United States or Canada. Licensee may also be a U.S. charitable organization which qualifies under U.S. Tax Code 501 (c)(3) or a Canadian charitable organization that can provide a Charitable Registration Number.


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