10 Top Challenges For Symantec CEO Steve Bennett


2. Integration Is Difficult

Symantec’s Bennett is overseeing a complete overhaul of the company’s product portfolio with the goal of tightly integrating the point products into a more unified set of solutions that partners can sell into clients. Rather than simply selling NetBackup and endpoint security, the firm wants technical service providers to sell a broader amount of its portfolio, such as data backup, mobile and cloud security, data loss prevention and IT management platforms.   

Partners tell CRN that they want to see more details and are waiting on a product road map, which Bennett said would be more completely unveiled at Symantec Vision user conference in November. The company also falls behind chief competitor McAfee (now Intel Security) when it comes to its technology partner ecosystem, partners say.