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

Symantec Canada/Veritas left without a channel chief

CDN has learned that Jim Willis is no longer the channel chief of Symantec Canada. The subsidiary is less than half a year from officially separating into two independent publicly traded companies. Veritas

Published on: July 27th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

Symantec Canada GM now in charge of Veritas

Sean Forkan is the new vice president of Veritas’ central U.S. region and Canada. Forkan was the GM of Symantec Canada, a job he’s held since February of 2012. In his new role,

Published on: June 25th, 2015 CDN Staff

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Published on: May 26th, 2015 Dave Yin

Tablets for prisoners, Formula 1 racing to the cloud and more this week in channel history

Tablets for prisoners Telmate Inc. is about as specialized a solution provider as they get.  The San Francisco-based solution provider specializes in prison communications such as video visitation systems, secure messaging and introduced around this time

Published on: May 22nd, 2015 CDN Staff

Hackers could be guessing their way into your cloud: Symantec

Could an unskilled hacker guess their way into your Infrastructure-as-a-Service cloud? That is what Symantec seems to have demonstrated in its recent research on vulnerabilities surrounding this type of solution. It found that

Published on: May 1st, 2015 CDN Staff

Smart home device vendors know their products are not secure: Symantec

Not only are smart home devices not secure, but device manufacturers are not doing anything about it, according to Symantec. In a recent white paper published by the security vendor, the company described

Published on: March 23rd, 2015 Dave Yin

Symantec exec talks Veritas Partner Program and channel transition

Symantec has offered more details into its immediate plans for the channel in light of its unveiling of Veritas Technologies Corporation, the new entity that will take over the company's information management business once the split is

Published on: January 30th, 2015 Dave Yin

Symantec reboots information management brand under Veritas

Symantec Corp. unveiled today "Veritas Technologies Corporation" as the name for its information management company along with the company logo. The announcement comes after its decision in October last year to split into two

Published on: January 28th, 2015 Dave Yin

CDN Top Newsmakers for 2014: Sean Forkan of Symantec Canada

If HP did not split its company into two separate organizations then possibly Symantec's decision a week later to do basically the same thing might have moved Sean Forkan, the country manager for

Published on: January 15th, 2015 CDN Staff

More splits, the end of a tech staple and other CDN predictions for 2015

Here's CDN's first set of technology predictions from our own editor, Paolo Del Nibletto. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiBBa8lKvVE First up, channel guru Bruce Stuart says that more vendors will be splitting up in 2015 just like HP

Published on: December 16th, 2014 CDN Staff

Hackers are getting personal information easier than before: Symantec

In the mobile app world, when hackers want access to personal information, they need simply ask. This is one of several key findings Symantec Corp. released today as part of the company's "Mobile

Published on: December 11th, 2014 Dave Yin


HP and Symantec announce Disaster Recovery beta program

Hewlett-Packard Co. and Symantec are partnering to offer a disaster-recovery-as-a-service solution and are looking for partners to join its beta program, to be unveiled mid-2015. The data recovery service is based on HP

Published on: November 23rd, 2014 Dave Yin