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Symantec CEO on reorg: 'our system is just broken'

By Ellen Messmer
January 24, 2013 10:59 AM ET

Symantec today, however, is the much larger rival in the head-to-head security match that has gone on for well over a decade with McAfee.

McAfee also wants to spur growth through new products and services, but will apparently take a different course than Symantec, which is looking to in-house research and development. Instead, McAfee seems more focused on acquisitions.

McAfee executives Bruce Snell, technical marketing manager with McAfee Security, and Jill Kyte, McAfee vice president of products and solutions marketing, made that clear earlier this week in discussing the Security Connected program, where McAfee works with third-party vendors to allow their products to work with some McAfee products, such as ePO and the McAfee security-event and information management product. McAfee on Feb. 25 plans to announce another acquisition during the RSA Conference, and is hinting it could be a company it's worked closely with under the McAfee Security Connected program.

Ellen Messmer is senior editor at Network World, an IDG publication and website, where she covers news and technology trends related to information security. Twitter: MessmerE. E-mail:

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