Symantec

 

Symantec Set to Acquire VeriSign for $1.28B

Security and storage powerhouse Symantec announced Wednesday that it signed a deal to purchase Verisign‘s Identity and Authentication division for $1.28 billion. The deal will undergo the usual regulatory review, but the company expects to close the transaction sometime in September. If successful, the deal is seen as a smart move for Symantec, which can […]

Symantec Finds Signature Flaw in 2010

Security provider Symantec is struggling to correct a flaw with its Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager. Signature updates with 2010 dates are not being recognized, causing Symantec some grief this new year. Symantec Network Access Control products might also be affected, but the company is working around the clock to correct the problem.

Tech Data Opens Symantec Solutions Center

IT products distributor Tech Data Corp. (TECD) has announced the opening of the Symantec Solutions Center at its worldwide headquarters in Clearwater, Fla. The facility – the latest addition to Tech Data’s 6,000-square-foot solutions center – is a state-of-the art learning environment providing access to all the Symantec solutions sold by Tech Data. Newly constructed, […]

Symantec Announces Partner Awards, Resources

Symantec Corp. (SYMC) this week announced the 2009 North American Partner Award winners at Symantec Partner Engage 2009 in Orlando. The Symantec Partner Awards recognize partners who have invested in Symantec and successfully combined Symantec software with their own services to solve customers’ most complex business challenges. The winners of the 2009 Symantec Partner Awards are […]

Symantec Extends Partner Financing

Symantec Corp. (SYMC) has announced the Symantec Extended Terms Financing Program, offering qualified Symantec Registered and Silver partners free 60-day, extended payment terms for select Symantec products provided by GE Capital, Commercial Distribution Finance. The program provides eligible Symantec partners with increased cash flow and payment flexibility by allowing them to defer payment on selected Symantec […]

HyTrust Appliance Controls Virtual Insanity

Technology startup HyTrust Inc. launched today with a goal of enabling enterprises to virtualize their critical production applications by ensuring operational readiness of virtual infrastructure. At its launch, the company introduced HyTrust Appliance, which serves as a central point of control, management and visibility for virtualized environments. HyTrust is sold directly and indirectly through resellers […]

Symantec: Other Vendor Partner Relationships Discouraged

Symantec(SYMC) execs have admitted to discouraging the company’s solution provider partners from maintaining relationships with other security vendors. The firm isn’t quite asking its partners to be exclusive, but it will ask them to discontinue or put less emphasis on their other security vendor relationships to increase its own partner business bottom line. Symantec’s pushes […]

Symantec Debuts Cloud-Based Online Workspace

Symantec Corp.(SYMC) has announced the availability of the Symantec GoEverywhere beta, a secure online workspace that allows users to access their Web applications anytime, anywhere, using almost any device enabled with a Web browser. The GoEverywhere beta provides small businesses a secure and scalable computing environment that reduces costs related to hardware, software, storage and […]

Former Symantec CEO Joins Perimeter Board

Perimeter eSecurity announced that Gordon Eubanks, former CEO of Symantec Corp. has joined the company’s board of directors. “We are gratified that Gordon Eubanks has agreed to join our board,” said Brad Miller, CEO of Perimeter eSecurity. “This further validates our long-held believe that the future of IT security is in the cloud. His involvement […]

Symantec CEO Replacement Digs Direct

Symantec Corp. (SYMC) CEO John Thompson has announced he’s leaving the company next year. He feels like 10 years is just “long enough” to stay at the helm of one business. Channel partners were reporting confusion about the channel’s role with the company and hope the “new guy” will focus some efforts on the channel. However, […]

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