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Symantec Nabs Chunk of VeriSign

I remember when Symantec was just a pup. I started covering computers in 1984, two years after Symantec started. Back then the company focused on an innovative PC database tool called Q&A.

The big breakthrough came six years later when the company bought Peter Norton Computing and got into security software. That was the beginning a buying spree that saw Symantec snap up Altiris and Veritas, among others.

Now the company hopes to shell out a cool $1.2 billion to buy the authentication and identity pieces of VeriSign. Expect a big battle between Symantec and RSA if this deal gets approved.

What is your take on Symantec? Share your thoughts at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on May 24, 2010 at 11:53 AM


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