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Quick Take: Symantec Buys Its Way To Relevance With Blue Coat Acquisition

June 14, 2016


Why Read This Brief

On June 12, 2016, Symantec agreed to buy web security company Blue Coat for $4.65 billion. With a fresh set of network and cloud technologies, a new CEO at the helm, and additional financial support, Symantec seems not quite ready to cede its security market leadership to startups. In this quick take, we provide our analysis of what this acquisition means for security and risk (S&R) professionals and consider Symantec's and Blue Coat's solutions, competitors, and the trajectory of the security market itself.

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