About the companySymantec Corporation is thelargest maker of security software forcomputers.The company is headquartered inMountain View, California.
HistoryFounded in 1982 by GaryHendrix.Hendrix hired several StanfordUniversity natural language processingresearchers as the companys firstemployees, among them BarryGreenstein (professional poker playerand developer of the word processorcomponent within Q&A).
Q & A was a dual purpose softwaresystem published by Symantec, andwritten by a team headed by Symantecfounder in the 1980s and into the 1990s.The system provided both a wordprocessor and a database.In May 1990 Symantec announcedits intent to merge with and acquirePeter Norton Computing, adeveloper of various utilities forDOS.
Symantec Antivirus for theMacintosh (SAM), and SymantecUtilities for the Macintosh (SUM)were the two products which werethe market leaders on the MAC.
Norton productsNorton 360Norton AntiVirus (for Windows and Mac) Norton Internet Security (for Windows andMac) Norton SystemWorks (which now containsNorton Utilities)
Software as a ServiceSymantec cloud servicesecures and manageinformation stored onendpoints.
CSR Profile of Symantec CorporationSymantec Corporation is the globalleader in providing informationsecurity solutions to help protectconsumers and businesses byassuring the security, availability andintegrity of their information.
To raise cyber security awareness atthe community level, and programsensuring the protection of customersprivate information.