Seven Strategic Symantec Acquisitions

1Seven Strategic Symantec Acquisitions

Symantec has long subscribed to the philosophy of adding capabilities through M&A activity&#151it’s 2005 merger with Veritas is a testament to that. Since that landmark deal, Symantec has kept up a steady pace in snapping up new technologies. Here are some of the biggest pick-ups Symantec has made over the last few years.

2Company: PGP
Date: Expected Q2 2010
Price tag: $300 million
Capabilities Added:

A broad encryption and key management platform that covers a range of data at rest and in motion

3Company:
GuardianEdge
Date: Expected Q2 2010
Price tag: $70 million
Capabilities Added:

Endpoint data discovery and encryption, plus device and removable media encryption

4Company:
MessageLabs
Date: November 2008
Price tag: $630 million
Capabilities Added:

Software as a Service (SaaS) web and e-mail filtering, hosted e-mail management and security

5Company: Vontu
Date: November 2007
Price tag: $350 million
Capabilities Added:

Enterprise data loss prevention for discovery, monitoring and filtering of sensitive customer data and intellectual property

6Company:
Altiris
Date: April 2007
Price tag: $1 billion
Capabilities Added:

IT asset management, including configuration management, software deployment and server management

7Company:
BindView
Date: January 2006
Price tag: $211 million
Capabilities Added:

Agent-less policy compliance framework for vulnerability assessment and remediation

8Company:
Sygate
Date: October 2005
Price tag: Undisclosed>
Capabilities Added:

Endpoint discovery, network access control, endpoint configuration management

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