Before SheerID, Amazon was unable to protect exclusive “academic” ASIN’s. Amazon has standardized on SheerID technology for student, teacher and professor eligibility. Software companies like Symantec, Norton who offer a separate academic SKU are now selling their product through Amazon.
Amazon is committed to providing students, teachers and, professors with the best pricing. They have implemented SheerID into their shopping process as a simple and easy way to verify that only students, teachers, and professors are receiving the exclusive pricing and offers Amazon has to offer.