1. Symantec was founded in 1982 under a National Science Foundation Grant bestowed on it to pursue the creation of artificial intelligence technology.
Looking for a vendor to partner with on security technology? Symantec may be the first name that comes to mind. The IT security giant's Norton product line is a staple among software products. Let's face it, Symantec is a go-to name in the world of IT security and is also well recognized for its storage solutions. This technology titan has spent the better part of 30 years building and acquiring its way into becoming the dominant force that it is today. Symantec's on-again off-again relationship with its channel partners may have caused some concern over the past few years. But Symantec has worked to improve its image with channel partners. In the channel community, it pays to know your vendors inside and out. A vendor's economic health, its business decisions and its attitudes toward the channel can all make a huge impact on the loyal distributors, VARs, SIs, consultants and MSPs that live and die by the brands they rep. In this vendor profile, Channel Insider takes a look at Symantec.
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