Symantec

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Symantec Corporation Template:Nasdaq, founded in 1982, is an information security company headquartered in Cupertino, California that specializes in computer security and antivirus software.

Symantec has been primarily known for its Norton brand of antivirus and utility software, named after and originally created by software engineer Peter Norton.

Some software products released by the Symantec Corporation are Norton AntiVirus, Norton Commander, Norton Internet Security, Norton Personal Firewall, Norton SystemWorks (which now contains the venerable Norton Utilities), Norton AntiSpam, Norton GoBack, and Norton Ghost.

Due to the recent acquisition of PowerQuest, Symantec now produces the newest versions of PartitionMagic, called Norton PartitionMagic. This is true as well of the Netware partition manager, PowerQuest ServerMagic, now called Symantec ServerMagic. Drive Image has become Norton Ghost, replacing the original program.

The Symantec Security Response organization (formerly Symantec Antivirus Research Center) is one of the foremost antivirus and computer security research groups in the industry.

On December 16, 2004, VERITAS and Symantec announced their plans for a merger. With VERITAS valued at $13.5 billion, it will be the largest software industry merger to date.


Acquisitions

Symantec has acquired many companies which gave it the technologies that it uses to produce its current software. For the list of acquisitions, see List of Symantec acquisitions.

See also

External links

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