Symantec, McAfee, Checkpoint Await Spending Surge

McAfee executive Mike Carpenter hasn't had much downtime at work since Jan. 12, when Web-search giant Google said its computers were hacked in China. "I've been in meetings from morning till night without breaks" since the news broke, says Carpenter, senior vice-president for McAfee's public sector business. "There's been tremendous interest" in the company's software, designed to protect computers from malware and security breaches.

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