Symantec: Microsoft Not Synonymous With Security

Symantec Chief Executive Officer John Thompson has had a bumpy ride over this past year. He closed one of the largest software company acquisitions in history last year's $10.2 billion purchase of Veritas Software and has been dealing with executive departures and a company reorganization. But perhaps the most serious disruption of all has come from a formidable new competitor into the company's security software business: Microsoft.

Thompson recently invited the IDG News Service to his company's unpretentious Cupertino headquarters (The 16,000-employee company shares an address with a law firm and an electronics marketer) to share his thoughts on Microsoft and security, and to explain which Microsoft competitor he sees Symantec emulating in its upcoming fight. Hint: It's not Red Hat. Symantec: Microsoft Not Synonymous With Security - Yahoo! News

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