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News Briefs: Symantec, Reckon, Check Point

News Briefs: Symantec, Reckon, Check Point

Symantec Asia Pacific appoints three product managersAntivirus and security software vendor Symantec has been busy appointing product managers in the Asia-Pacific region.

Eka Hartono comes on as Asia Pacific product manager for Symantec's Norton AntiVirus solutions, Andy Norton as product manager Asia Pacific for Symantec's intrusion, prevention and vulnerability assessment solutions and Norman Kohlberger as consumer product manager Asia Pacific.

The vendor has also sought to upgrade the product management portfolio of Leigh Costin, regional product manager, to include CarrierScan, pcAnywhere and Norton Ghost. This follows his recent completion of a post-graduate diploma in Business Management at Macquarie University, Sydney.

Hayman resigns from Reckon

ASX-listed accounting software developer Reckon announced the resignation of Philip Hayman as company secretary last week. Hayman continues as a director of Reckon.

In his place steps Graeme Blackett. Prior to joining Reckon, Blackett held the positions of assistant company secretary and company secretary with NRMA Insurance for over seven years.

Check Point checks in new guy

A year after it opened an office in Melbourne, security vendor Check Point Software Technologies has appointed a new systems engineer and broadened another's role.

The new face at Check Point is former Aspect Computing pre- and post-sales engineer and 10-year Air Force vet Jason Loveday. He comes on board to provide pre-sales support and product information to Check Point's channel partners. He will also work with the partners to provide specialist security expertise for end users throughout the territory.

Meanwhile, Melbourne office co-founder Gordon Turner, formerly Check Point's senior systems engineer, has been appointed "Southern region sales". The move pushes him to the customer coalface where he will be responsible for driving sales.


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