Symantec Gets Simple: 4 Security Solution Suites
When Symantec announced weak quarterly results on July 29, The VAR Guy wondered if the company would take steps to simplify its product messaging. The answer is a firm yes. Francis deSouza, senior VP of Symantec’s Enterprise Security Group, met The VAR Guy on July 30 to describe the evolving threat landscape and some simplified messaging from Symantec. Here’s the scoop.
First, the bigger picture. Symantec on July 29 announced weaker-than-expected quarterly results. One possible reason: The company has dozens — hundreds? — of security products, and it’s sometimes difficult for VARs and managed service providers to understand how to group those products into solutions.
In this FastChat video, deSouza describes how Symantec is tackling the evolving threat landscape. Plus, he articulates how Symantec will take aggressive steps to organize its security solutions into four key focus areas:
The VAR Guy welcomes simplified messaging from Symantec.
But the company must also win back skeptical VARs who weren’t pleased with the initial Symantec Endpoint Protection Suite, which some folks considered bloated and buggy. (Symantec has taken steps to address the issues.)
Moreover, Symantec’s SaaS strategy is a work in progress — thought The VAR Guy has some key news to share in that area. But first, it’s time for a Latte break. Back soon with more perspectives.