Gartner Research

Symantec Split Provides Opportunity to Focus, but No Immediate Customer Benefit

Published: 28 October 2014

ID: G00271287

Analyst(s): Peter Firstbrook, Gene Ruth, Sheila Childs

Summary

The Symantec split will mean little change to the company's flagship products in the short term, although longer-term product changes remain uncertain. It will also cause disruption for customers relying on integrated security/information management solutions.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • The bifurcation of the Symantec business will result in a period of disruption for customers, especially customers of integrated security/information management solutions
  • The establishment of a stand-alone security business should provide no added benefit to security customers, in the short term
  • The formation of a stand-alone information management business increases customer uncertainty surrounding Symantec's information management products

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