ve as authorized resellers of its products. Enterprise: The company sells and markets its products and related services to large enterprises, including government and public sector customers, through its field sales force. This field sales team is responsible for approximately 2,000 named accounts worldwide. Strategy The company’s security strategy is to leverage its unique assets to provide best-in-class consumer and enterprise security products; deliver a unified security analytics platform that provides big data analytics, utilizes its vast telemetry, provides visibility into real-time global threats, and powers Symantec and third-party security analytics applications; and offer cyber security services that provide a full-suite of services from monitoring to incident response to threat intelligence supported by approximately 500 cyber security experts and 9 global threat centers. The company’s information management product strategy is to expand its best-in-class foundational portfolio across backup, storage management, business continuity, archiving and eDiscovery through software, integrated appliances and the cloud; deliver next-generation availability solutions through a coordinated orchestration architecture focused on managing and moving mission-critical data in a hybrid cloud world; and enable next-generation insight solutions that provide visibility, action, and automated control across an organization’s information landscape through an intelligent information fabric that integrates its portfolio and third-party ecosystems. Research and Development The company’s research and development expenses were $1,144 million in the year ended April 3, 2015. Intellectual Property Symantec and the Symantec logo are trademarks or registered trademarks in the U.S. and other countries. The company has approximately 2,700 patents, in addition to foreign patents and pending U.S. and foreign patent applications, which relate to various aspects of its products and technology. Seasonality License and maintenance orders are generally higher in the company’s third and fourth fiscal quarters (year ended April 2015) and lower in its first and second fiscal quarters. A decline in license and maintenance orders is typical in the first quarter of the company’s fiscal year as compared to license and maintenance orders in the fourth quarter of the prior fiscal year. In addition, the company generally receives a higher volume of license and maintenance orders in the last month of a quarter, with orders concentrated in the latter part of that month. Competition Security: The company’s primary security competitors are Intel Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, and Trend Micro Inc. For the company’s consumer backup offerings, its primary competitors are Carbonite, Inc. and EMC Corporation. In the SSL market, the company’s primary competitors are Comodo Group, Inc. and GoDaddy.com, Inc. In the software-as-a-service security market, the company’s primary competitors are Google Inc. and Microsoft Corporation. The company’s primary competitors in the managed security services business are Dell Inc., IBM Corporation, and Hewlett-Packard Company. Information Management: The company’s primary competitors are CommVault Systems, Inc.; EMC Corporation; Hewlett-Packard Company; and IBM Corporation. History Symantec Corporation was founded in 1982.
symantec corp (SYMC:NASDAQ GS)
350 Ellis Street
Mountain View, CA 94043
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