Symantec Girds For Microsoft's Security Entry

Wednesday, 1 February 2006, 7:02 PM EST

Symantec is anticipating increased competition from Microsoft in 2006, but plans to maintain the company's market position by staying one step ahead of the software giant, said chairman and CEO John Thompson.

"We expect Microsoft to enter the security markets certainly this year," Thompson said. "As such we plan to increase our investments in consumer marketing and channel-related programs ahead of their market entry to fortify our leadership position."

By Thomas Zizzo at CRN

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