Latest Norton release puts the focus on WiFi

Symantec Corp. hopes to educate the alarming number of Canadians unaware of the risks involved in using public WiFi with its Norton security software division’s latest offering. Norton WiFi Privacy is a mobile

Published on: June 28th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

CDN’s Top 25 Newsmakers of 2015 – No 9: Sean Forkan

Overshadowed by the massive HP separation was the Symantec/Veritas split. While some portion of the market waited to see what this particular company would do internally Sean Forkan made moves that saw his

Published on: March 10th, 2016 CDN Staff

Two views of the Veritas Symantec separation

As Xerox announced its split, Veritas Technologies officially begins its journey as an independent company today led by CEO Bill Coleman. While Coleman’s first day on the job is today, it was announced

Published on: February 1st, 2016 CDN Staff

Report: Canadian millennials savvy on tech but sloppy on security

New research suggests millennials, highly valued by many employers for their tech smarts, may actually be the weakest demographic link in Canada when it comes to cyber security. Despite fearing cyber crime less

Published on: November 23rd, 2015 Christine Wong

Symantec finally unveils Advanced Threat Protection, its first major solution since split

After months of hints and a behind-closed-doors look, Symantec has finally lifted the lid off its Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) offering. The solution is ambitious.  According to Symantec, it's designed to underpin the

Published on: October 27th, 2015 CDN Staff

Charity teams up with the channel to bring computers to children

Daviella Zapata was confused when I first asked her about being an alumni. The girl was probably not familiar with the word. After all, she was only in grade 8 at St. Rose of

Published on: October 20th, 2015 Dave Yin

Veritas executives on channel conflict, the competition, and the EMC deal

ORLANDO, FL - Veritas' inaugural partner conference has wrapped up in Orlando, but many may be asking themselves, what now? For those in the channel who are still unsure where they fit in

Published on: October 15th, 2015 Dave Yin

Here’s Symantec’s brand new executive team that’s driving its focus on security

ORLANDO, FL - Whatever dilution of focus there was from the information management business, Symantec wants the channel to know that the old company is gone. What has replaced it, as the company

Published on: October 14th, 2015 Dave Yin

Veritas channel chief launches new strategy for 2016

Veritas Technologies' Americas channel chief Rick Kramer dropped by the ITWC studios to discuss what the company's vision will be after the separation of Symantec becomes official. Kramer was interviewed by CDN Editor

Published on: October 14th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

Veritas unveils its first channel program but potential partners may need to look elsewhere

Orlando, FL - In a move that surprised no one, Veritas has unveiled a channel program at its first Partner Link Conference in Orlando, FL today. Dubbed "Veritas Partner Force," the program is

Published on: October 13th, 2015 Dave Yin

Symantec unveils new channel program ahead of split with higher earning potential

Only a week ahead of its Partner Engage conference, security vendor Symantec has announced an updated channel program that includes what it describes as higher earning potential. The company, which spun off its information management

Published on: October 5th, 2015 Dave Yin

Veritas unveils post-sale partner strategy and transition deadlines

Veritas has clarified its approach to the channel as it moves forward post sale, namely in indirect sales targets as well as a deadline for its separation. Under the company's global channel chief Mark Nutt, Veritas

Published on: August 12th, 2015 Dave Yin

Symantec sells Veritas for $8 billion in cash

After months of seeking buyers, Symantec announced Tuesday it is selling Veritas to a group of investment firms for $8 billion in cash. The investors are led by the Carlyle Group, followed by GIC Private Limited,

Published on: August 11th, 2015 Dave Yin