Chipmaker Broadcom to Acquire Symantec Enterprise Security Business for $10.7B

Chipmaker Broadcom to Acquire Symantec Enterprise Security Business for $10.7B Image Credit: digitalista/Bigstockphoto.com

Chipmaker Broadcom this week announced an agreement to acquire the enterprise security business of Symantec for $10.7 billion in cash.

The addition of Symantec's enterprise security portfolio will significantly expand Broadcom's infrastructure software footprint as it continues to build one of the world's leading infrastructure technology companies.

With product lines across endpoint security, web security services, cloud security and data loss prevention, Symantec's enterprise security business offers its customers a best-in-class suite of integrated enterprise security solutions. Deploying Symantec's enterprise security suite through Broadcom's channels will strengthen its differentiated portfolio license agreement (PLA) strategy of offering significant overall savings to customers, while creating a predictable, recurring revenue stream for its business that will drive returns for shareholders.

Hock Tan, President and CEO, Broadcom
Symantec's enterprise security business is recognized as an established leader in the growing enterprise security space and has developed some of the world's most powerful defense solutions that protect against today's evolving threat landscape and secure data from endpoint to cloud. 

Daniel H. Schulman, Chairman of the Symantec Board of Directors
By unlocking value from Enterprise Security, we are significantly advancing our ongoing transformation strategy and positioning our consumer cyber safety business, Norton LifeLock, for success.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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