Incoming Symantec CEO Talks Business

By Lawrence Walsh  |  Posted 2009-03-26

Enrique Salem will soon take the helm of the world's fourth largest software company. No longer just a security company, the new chief executive tells Channel Insider that he plans to increase the company's marketplace relevancy with the support of solution provider partners. With 30 acquisitions in the last 10 years, Salem discusses new plans to integrate those technologies. He also shares his top three priorities for the company once gaining the reins: Security and Data Loss Prevention, Back-up and Recovery and SAAS.

Lawrence Walsh Lawrence Walsh is editor of Baseline magazine, overseeing print and online editorial content and the strategic direction of the publication. He is also a regular columnist for Ziff Davis Enterprise's Channel Insider. Mr. Walsh is well versed in IT technology and issues, and he is an expert in IT security technologies and policies, managed services, business intelligence software and IT reseller channels. An award-winning journalist, Mr. Walsh has served as editor of CMP Technology's VARBusiness and GovernmentVAR magazines, and TechTarget's Information Security magazine. He has written hundreds of articles, analyses and commentaries on the development of reseller businesses, the IT marketplace and managed services, as well as information security policy, strategy and technology. Prior to his magazine career, Mr. Walsh was a newspaper editor and reporter, having held editorial positions at the Boston Globe, MetroWest Daily News, Brockton Enterprise and Community Newspaper Company.