Endpoint Security , Open XDR

Symantec's Strategy as a Broadcom Unit

CTO Paul Agbabian Discusses Areas of Focus
Paul Agbabian, CTO and global architect for Symantec Enterprise Division, Broadcom Inc.

Innovation, consolidation and integration will be key areas of focus for Symantec's enterprise security business following its acquisition by Broadcom, says Paul Agbabian, CTO.

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Symantec was acquired by Broadcom in August 2019 (see: Broadcom Reaches $10.7B Deal to Buy Symantec Enterprise).

"We will be investing heavily in our main product lines, of which we have four - endpoint security, DLP, web and email security, and with the acquisition of CA, we've brought the identity and access management portfolio into the Symantec enterprise division," he says.

In a video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2020. Agbabian discusses:

  • Symantec's key focus areas and integration strategies;
  • Acquisition strategy for new product lines;
  • Best-of-breed vs. platform approach.

Agbabian is global CTO and chief architect for Symantec Enterprise Division at Broadcom Inc. He leads R&D teams in architecture, SaaS and data platforms, user experience and design, government and standards and technology partner programs. He is responsible for integrated cyber defense technical strategy and cross-division alignment. Before Symantec's acquisition by Broadcom, he was with Symantec for 12 years as its CTO.

About the Author

Varun Haran

Varun Haran

Managing Director, Asia & Middle East, ISMG

Haran has been a technology journalist in the Indian market for over six years, covering the enterprise technology segment and specializing in information security. He has driven multiple industry events such as the India Computer Security Conferences (ICSC) and the first edition of the Ground Zero Summit 2013 during his stint at UBM. Prior to joining ISMG, Haran was first a reporter with TechTarget writing for SearchSecurity and SearchCIO; and later, correspondent with InformationWeek, where he covered enterprise technology-related topics for the CIO and IT practitioner.

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