Profile: Symantec Corp (SYMC.O)

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Symantec Corporation, incorporated on April 19, 1988, is a security, backup and availability solutions. The Company’s products and services protect people and information in any digital environment from the smallest mobile device, to the enterprise data center, to cloud-based systems. The Company’s software and services protect against advanced threats independent of the device and environment in which information is used or stored. The Company operated in five segments: Consumer, Security and Compliance, Storage and Server Management, Services, and Other. Effective May 28, 2014, Symantec Corp acquired NitroDesk Inc, a Bellevue-based developer of email security software.


The Consumer segment provides identity protection and digital consumer data, such as photos, music, and videos. For individual users and home offices, it offers security suites and personalized membership offerings for multiple platforms and devices, including personal computers (PC), Macs, and Android-based phones and tablets, as well as related services, such as online backup, family safety, and PC tune-up and personal technical support. Its consumer products include, Norton 360, Norton 360 Multi-Device, Norton Internet Security, Norton AntiVirus, Norton One, Norton Online Backup, Norton Mobile Security, and Norton Live Services.

Security and Compliance

The Security and Compliance solutions help businesses protect their information and systems. Its solutions not only provide the strongest protections but also help organizations standardize, automate, and reduce the costs of day-to-day security activities. It offers security solutions that integrate multiple layers of protection and simplify management. The Company’s endpoint security and management offerings help customers secure their environment by addressing the changes in the threat landscape, the evolution of the endpoint to include more mobile devices. Its solutions encrypt and prevent sensitive information from leaving an organization. Its products include: Encryption, Validation and Identity Protection, Managed Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), Mobile Management, App Center, Mobile Security for Android, Endpoint Protection for enterprise and small business and Protection Suites.

The Company’s information security businesses help to keep organizations safe and compliant with industry and government regulations, regardless of the complexity of their infrastructure. Its solutions allow customers to secure their messaging and Web environments, via either on-premise or hosted solutions. Symantec’s data center security products defend critical servers, either physical or virtual. Its products include, Security Incident Manager (SIM), Managed Security Services, and Control Compliance Suite.

Storage and Server Management

The Company’s storage and server management solutions enable organizations to ensure business continuity and manage the information-driven world by leveraging its backup and recovery, archiving, eDiscovery, storage management, and availability solutions. Its offerings help organizations standardize on a single layer of infrastructure software, work on all distributed operating systems, and support storage devices, databases, and applications in both physical and virtual environments.

The Company’s Backup and Recovery business, which includes software, appliances and cloud based offerings, helps small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) and enterprise organizations address the growth of information, data duplication, and virtual environments. With its solutions, customers can backup and deduplicate data closer to information sources to reduce storage consumption. Its products include, NetBackup on-premise and appliance, Backup Exec, and Backup Its archiving, eDiscovery and intelligent information governance solutions allow organizations to bridge the gap between their business, legal, and information technology (IT) groups, and to reduce their risks and costs. Its products include, Enterprise Vault, Enterprise, and eDiscovery.

The Company’s Storage Management and Availability businesses address its customers’ need to maintain high service levels and reduce overall storage costs through improved utilization of existing systems, virtualization, and cloud infrastructure offerings. Its products include, Storage Foundation, Cluster Server, Operations Manager, ApplicationHA, Data Insight, and VirtualStore.


The Company delivers consulting, education and dedicated support services. Symantec Services help customers address information security, availability, storage and compliance challenges at the endpoint and in complex, multi-vendor datacenter environments.


The Company’s other segment includes sunset products and products nearing the end of their life cycle, as well as unallocated costs that are not charged to the other operating segments. This segment is not considered an active business component of the Company.

The Company competes with McAfee, Inc., Trend Micro Inc., Carbonite, Inc., Mozy, Inc., Microsoft Corporation, Comodo Group, Inc., Entrust, Inc.,, Inc., Google Inc., SecureWorks, Inc., Dell, Inc., Verizon Communications, Inc., CommVault Systems, Inc., EMC Corporation, Hewlett-Packard Company, IBM, and Oracle.

Company Address

Symantec Corp

350 Ellis Street
P: +1650.5272900
F: +1302.6365454

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