Customers think free anti-virus software is just as good as commercial offerings. Need to make sure this is not the case for too much longer.
With McAfee firmly in Intel’s pocket, Symantec needs to find routes to market to counter Intel OEM model.
Replication of virtual machines in the cloud will reduce need for traditional backup and recovery software.
More effective and easier to manage than existing firewalls, Symantec needs to get relevant here.
Updates that break things, even if it is Windows XP, are never popular.
Too many customers equate the two.
Trouble here is that Symantec systems management revenue declined this quarter.
Another massive opportunity that Symantec needs to be seen playing in.
Company and its partners are too comfortable booking recurring subscription revenue.
Most customers still only buy anti-virus and firewall security products.
Before others claim Symantec sweet spots.