Vendors That Survived the Recession: 2009 Dire Predictions Revisited
Demise Prediction Rate: 12%
January 2009 Market Cap: $12.26 billion
December 2009 Market Cap: $14.61 billion
Unfocused and disjointed are words that some people use to describe Symantec, but not vulnerable. Despite Microsoft’s deeper push into the security market, the reawakening of McAfee and the onslaught of challenges by smaller rivals, Symantec is stable and growing stronger. It’s making much use of its Vontu and Altiris acquisitions, and has finally harmonized its security legacy with its Veritas storage business. Symantec is a company that buys others; it won’t be bought (at least easily).