5. Security Product Integration To Feed Big Data Analytics
The new Symantec would be able to invest in integrating the threat information that Symantec collects from its products and Norton endpoints into a big data platform, Brown said. The security threat analysis could bolster services and products already in the portfolio but also produce more holistic platforms that partners told CRN they could sell into clients. "It's no longer about selling one single data security product or one threat detection product into clients. My clients want something that can tie into their current environment or address multiple requirements while simplifying the complexity that they have created over the years," said David Sockol, president and CEO of security consulting firm Emagined Security, a Symantec security partner.