Gradian’s Head of Technical Services attains the heady heights of Symantec Knighthood.

Symantec Knight Logo

 

 

We are now extremely proud to boast Symantec nobility amongst our ranks as we congratulate Matt Elvin, our Head of Technical Services, for being awarded his Symantec Knighthood.   

With over 65,000 active Symantec partners worldwide, the illustrious Symantec Knights number only 250 technically expert individuals.  With a mere 15 Knights in the UK and 100 in EMEA, Matt has achieved the highest possible order of the Symantec partner community. 

The aim of the program is to bring together the best technical minds from within Symantec’s partner community to help build the “ultimate security solution” whilst empowering the Customer.   

But what does this mean for Gradian’s Customers? 

 

  1. It’s about Putting You First.  We’re your ambassador within the Symantec community.  A Knight is highly networked within the Symantec world enabling us to reach the right people at the right time to ensure your voice is heard. 
  2. It’s about Trust.  You have the confidence of knowing that Gradian’s technical leadership team is spearheaded by the crème-de-la-crème of Symantec technical expertise and experience.  
  3. You benefit from our Knowledge.  A Knight receives Executive Access providing regular in-depth technical training, Beta program participation, and advanced content via access to the Symantec “Round Table”.   

Importantly, Symantec Knights have the respect and confidence of Symantec systems engineering and sales teams. 

The Path to Knighthood 

 

Being granted a Knighthood is far from easy.  A would-be Knight must be nominated by a skilled Symantec SE willing to invest time into the long-term mentorship of the individual.  Amongst other stringent criteria, a potential Knight is required to have SSE+ and SCS/STS certifications and to demonstrate a consistent level of technical expertise at POC level. 

Matt comments on his Symantec decoration: 

“I’m delighted to have received this level of recognition from Symantec as I believe it’ll provide our Customer’s with increased confidences in our ability to help them be successful.”