One of the leading security solutions providers launched a report in which they outline their performance, revenue and future goals.
The fiscal year 2011 was a good year for Symantec as they've reported
a total revenue of $6.19 billion (€4.33 billion)
out of which $1.95 billion(€1.36 billion)
comes from consumers. The difference results from the profit obtained from enterprise contracts, as they've thrown
themselves hard into the cloud
When it comes to saving the environment, the company is constantly searching for green methods they can implement into their facilities. I don't know if this is one of the reasons why their customers are loyal to them, but it seems to be working as they report that they've reached their goals regarding customer satisfaction
In their opinion and ours, the IT sector needs to take measures to reduce the pollution caused by the devices utilized to do our jobs. Businesses should always try to renew their equipment, adopting energy saving machines that somehow contribute to the well-being of mother nature.
As the numbers show, lately they've been focusing on helping enterprises which seem to be highly targeted by hackers. They don't do it for charity, but at least they're doing something.
“Yet today’s threat landscape is increasingly toxic and targeted. Increased vigilance is needed to protect confidential personal and business information from cyber criminals and to ensure it is backed up and available when necessary,“ revealed Enrique Salem, president and CEO of Symantec Corporation.
When it comes to donations, in the past fiscal year, Symantec contributed with $3,412,000(€2,388,000)
in grants and sponsorships, $733,000 (€513,000)
in gifts for those with worthy activities, and a staggering $20,000,000(€14,000,000)
in software donations.
Now, as we saw earlier, they're preparing to launch Norton One
, their cross-license product, which even though it was announced first, it might be the last to hit the market, as McAfee
already came through and Kaspersky
has also advertised their product as being available sometime this year.
It's difficult to establish if the fact that they encourage Green IT, or that they support human rights is what led to them having such a good year, but they're clearly doing something right, otherwise we'd see them sinking
as other competitors
in the security market.
Norton Internet Security 2012 is available for download here.
Norton AntiVirus 2012 is available for download here.