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

USBdriveby: Compromising computers with a $20 microcontroller

Posted on 19 December 2014.  |  Security researcher Samy Kamkar has devised a fast and easy way to compromise an unlocked computer and open a backdoor on it: a simple and cheap ($20) pre-programmed Teensy microcontroller.


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

Fri, Dec 19th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //