Symantec is one of the largest security software in the world, recognized for its 25 years of providing computers, networks and the internet the needed security against viruses, spyware, malware and all other malevolent activities that may affect computers or networks. Aside from security, Symantec also provides storage and system management solutions that cater to consumers up to big enterprises and institutions. Symantec is behind the development and production of one of the world’s most recognized antivirus and computer security software, Norton. A Fortune 500 company, Symantec is based at Mountain View in California.
Symantec was founded by Gary Hendrix in April 1982 after a spin-off from Machine Intelligence Corporation—a company built for researching artificial intelligence. In 1983, Symantec developed “The Wiz” and “Straight Talk,” its first programs. All throughout 1980s, Symantec produced programs that aim to help businesses in their day-to-day computation. Along with that, the company expanded leaps and bounds. However in 1989, it launched its first antivirus product, Symantec Antivirus for Macintosh. In 1990, Symantec became one of the largest software manufacturing companies in the world, after acquiring Peter Norton Computing, the division which would develop one of the most prolific programs. The launch of Microsoft Windows 95 in the market was also in conjunction with Symantec’s release of Norton Antivirus. Due to the success of Norton, Symantec gradually focused itself towards computer and network security. In 1997, the company opened Symantec Antivirus Research Center (SARC) in Santa Monica, California and gained recognition due to awards it has received.
Today, Symantec’s aim is to provide security and managing data through its products and services. The company continually develops software for security, backup and recovery, data loss prevention, and data availability products.
To face the challenges of securing and managing precious information, from digital photos to pertinent business data, PCM has a wide array of Symantec products and services that suit your needs—at great deals! Reliability, security, manageability and even affordability—that brings the best of both worlds for your business, together with PCM and Symantec.