Symantec buys three security firms

Thursday, 18 July 2002, 1:50 AM EST

In a conference call with analysts, Symantec CEO John Thompson expressed strong satisfaction with the revenue performance of Symantec's consumer and enterprise security divisions overall, especially in sales of antivirus products and Symantec's firewall/VPNs across global markets that include the U.S., Europe, Canada, Japan and Latin America.

The "one disappointment," said Thompson, has been in Symantec's network-based intrusion-detection system (IDS) product, NetProwler. Symantec intends to purchase Recourse Technologies primarily to gain its network-based ManHunt product. Recourse also makes the ManTrap "honeypot" product to monitor suspected attackers.

[ Read more ]

Comment:

There's a discussion going on at Slashot concerning the acquisition of SecurityFocus so check it out.

Related items




Spotlight

Harnessing artificial intelligence to build an army of virtual analysts

PatternEx, a startup that gathered a team of AI researcher from MIT CSAIL as well as security and distributed systems experts, is poised to shake up things in the user and entity behavior analytics market.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Thu, Feb 4th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2016 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //