9. Security Incident Response, Advanced Threat Protection
Symantec unveiled partnerships with Check Point Software Technologies, Palo Alto Networks and Cisco-Sourcefire as part of a plan to provide a deeper connection between endpoint activity and network traffic and support its new incident response services. The company's new advanced threat protection capabilities hinge on bridging communication between Symantec's endpoint, mail, Web and gateways to better detect suspicious files that could signal an attack. Both announcements were made this month at Symantec Vision 2014.