A New Era
In August, Symantec revealed it would be selling its storage business, Veritas Software, to private equity investor the Carlyle Group for $8 billion. Since then, the company has been driving full force to establish itself as a stand-alone security business in advance of the completion of the sale at the end of the year, including the launch of a new partner program in early October. Behind that push is CEO Michael Brown (pictured), who took on the top role 18 months ago. In a CRN exclusive interview with Brown and Executive Vice President of Sales Adrian Jones, Brown said the company is looking to double down on its investments in security, with acquisitions, new partner incentives and a refreshed approach to the channel.