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.

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

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