Network Security Partnerships, Not Acquisition
A key part of growth for some Symantec competitors is to integrate their endpoint and network security platforms. But Symantec got out of the network security market a few years ago and has no plans to acquire its way back in, Bennett said. Instead, the approach is to partner with Cisco and other network security vendors. The company's security point solutions will be integrated into multitier, multilayer, integrated and automated product sets, Bennett said. "[Partners are] telling us they don’t need us to sell them every appliance in the kitchen, they need us to help them to get the whole kitchen working together," he said.