Symantec helps consumers and organizations secure and manage their information-driven world.
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Symantec was founded in 1982 by visionary computer scientists. The company has evolved to become one of the world's largest software companies with more than 18,500 employees in more than 50 countries. We provide security, storage and systems management solutions to help our customers – from consumers and small businesses to the largest global organizations – secure and manage their information-driven world against more risks at more points, more completely and efficiently than any other company.
Securing and Managing an Information-Driven World
Customers of all sizes are faced with one essential challenge: the need to secure and manage an enormous amount of information. We all live and work in an information-driven world. Information is the lifeblood of modern business and, increasingly, of modern life. Each year, the amount of information we create increases exponentially and securing and managing our information-driven world becomes even more important and challenging. Customers are increasingly concerned about how to secure and manage their increasing amounts of information – from digital photos to business critical data.
Securing and managing all this information is a tough job.
Symantec is a global leader in providing security, storage and systems management solutions to help our customers – from consumers and small businesses to the largest global organizations – secure and manage their information against more risks at more points, more completely and efficiently than any other company. Our company's unique focus is to eliminate risks to information, technology and processes independent of the device, platform, interaction or location.
Positioned for Growth
In our core businesses – consumer, endpoint security, storage management and backup – we utilize our market leadership positions to accelerate new growth opportunities. As the industry matures, we pair new technologies with our core solutions to deliver integrated solutions that address evolving customer needs.
As the threat landscape evolves and customers shift to adapt to new technologies and technology consumption, we are investing in future growth areas such as mobile, virtualization and SaaS that will help to reduce cost and complexity for our customers. Symantec leverages internal R&D, acquisitions and partnerships to accelerate our long-term strategy.
With Symantec, customers can protect more of their information and its technology infrastructure, in greater depth, wherever information is stored or used. From securing a consumer's online identity and interactions to protecting an organization's mission-critical data, Symantec offers the leading and best-of-breed security, backup and recovery, data availability and data loss prevention products.
As a platform-independent software company without bias to an individual operating system or hardware environment, Symantec helps customers manage more technologies with greater efficiency, on more platforms – even in virtual environments – than any other company. With multi-platform software and a worldwide delivery and support infrastructure, Symantec helps customers optimize technology investments throughout their lifetimes.
With the most comprehensive portfolio of security and management software, Symantec helps customers control more processes, automatically, whether on the home PC or in the corporate data center. From the market leading all-in-one Norton security products to an integrated enterprise software portfolio, Symantec helps standardize and automate the way people and organizations enforce policies — from online safety to company-wide IT compliance.
Global Perspective. Global Leadership.
Since its inception in 1982, Symantec has grown into a Fortune 500 company through a combination of internal development, strategic acquisition and partnering with industry leaders. At every step in the company's growth we have expanded both our technological expertise and our understanding of customer needs. Our ability to successfully integrate internally developed with technologies we acquire has kept Symantec at the front of its industry and enabled us to provide best-of-breed solutions for millions of corporate and individual customers in more than 48 countries. It is what has earned the company almost every major technology award and top-tier rankings from industry analysts.
Symantec's teams around the world are developing technologies and building solutions to help customers secure and manage their information. The company has a robust portfolio and a long history of technology leadership.
Security Technology and Response (STAR)
Symantec's Security Technology and Response (STAR) division, which includes Security Response, is a global team of security engineers, virus hunters, threat analysts, and researchers that provides the underlying security technology, content, and support for all Symantec corporate and consumer security products. The group is Symantec's eyes and ears when it comes to surveying and keeping a finger on the pulse of the Internet security threat landscape.
Symantec Research Labs
Symantec Research Labs (SRL) is Symantec's global research organization and has played a leading role in developing and commercializing numerous cutting-edge technologies across Symantec's business areas. Commercialized technologies from the group include industry leading rootkit protection, innovative browser protection technology to proactively block future exploits of known vulnerabilities, Symantec's first antispam technology, generic exploit blocking technology that proactively blocks fast-spreading threats, online consumer security services, and technology to help protect our nation's critical power-grid infrastructure. SRL also partners with outside organizations on joint projects, through its university and government research efforts.
Insight and Innovation
Creativity is deeply woven into Symantec's culture with great technology and business ideas coming from across the company organically and through acquisition. The company holds more than 1200 global patents. Engineers throughout the company pursue advanced projects and work with our engineering centers, research labs and global services teams to translate hands-on experience into new security, storage and systems management technologies. Symantec also plays a leading role in key industry standards and certifications programs. It all contributes to the strong culture of innovation that we believe will continue to drive the company's growth for the next quarter century and beyond.
Software and Services to Enable Confidence in a Connected World
Symantec's portfolio of software and services protects completely, in ways that can be managed easily and with controls that can be enforced automatically – enabling confidence wherever information is used or stored. Our market-leading solutions help customers ensure that their information – from digital photos to intellectual property – is secure and well-managed.
Symantec's Norton brand of award-winning Consumer Products for individual users, home offices and small businesses focuses on delivering online protection of our customers, their systems and the things they value most – photos, documents, videos, and music – without compromising system performance. Our Norton brand of products and services range from Internet security and backup and recovery solutions to PC tune-up and PC help services that assist our users to resolve their computer problems and allow them to get the most out of their PC.
Security and Compliance
Security and Compliance focuses on providing large, medium and small-sized organizations with solutions for information risk management, endpoint security and management, data loss prevention, and endpoint virtualization. Our security and management solutions ensure that information, infrastructure and processes can be protected, managed and controlled across physical and virtual platforms.
Storage and Availability Management
Storage and Availability Management focuses on providing enterprise customers with storage management and high availability as well as data protection solutions across heterogeneous storage and server platforms.
Symantec.cloud, Symantec's hosted services, uses the power of cloud computing to secure and manage information stored on endpoints and delivered via email, Web, and instant messaging. Building on the foundation of MessageLabs market leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings and proven Symantec technologies, Symantec.cloud provides essential protection while virtually eliminating the need to manage hardware and software on site.
Symantec Services offers deep technical knowledge and expert resources including, managed services, hosted and support and education Services. With an expert staff and an extensive partner network, we help customers address information security, availability, storage, and compliance challenges from the endpoint to the data center.
As an industry leader in providing platform-agnostic software solutions, Symantec is critically dependent on highly functional, open, and interoperable industry standards. These same standards simultaneously ensure that our customers realize maximum vendor selection flexibility, ever increasing security, and streamlined efficiency in managing computing solutions.
Symantec has founded and now leads many industry standards efforts, and most Symantec products are based on standards. A few examples of the standards that Symantec integrates in its products include SCSI, iSCSI, SNMP, Fibre Channel, the HBI-API, Ethernet, and SMI-S.
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