8. Push Into Mobile
Symantec is betting heavily on mobile security and privacy products. Executives saw the need for enterprises to focus on the applications and data on mobile devices rather than the device itself. The company acquired Nukona in 2012 and has been integrating it with its Odyssey Software mobile device management acquisition.
The company unveiled Mobile App Center for mobile device and mobile application management. The Symantec Sealed program gives iOS and Android app developers a way to support policy controls, such as encryption or VPN requirements around specific mobile apps. The company faces competition from a crowded mobile security market, say solution providers who have been watching the market consolidate. IBM acquired Fiberlink, a SaaS based MDM vendor. VMware, meanwhile, made a move, buying market leader AirWatch for $1.5 billion.