Folks are getting lazy about computer protection (not that they were diligent in the first place) or everyone is moving to OS X. Either way, Symantec is not reaping the benefits of our insecure computing world. While are large part of their loss was charges related to the Veritas aquisition, analysts don’t see a silver lining in the clouds.
Meanwhile, Microsoft is buying up little anti-virus and anti-spyware companies, which doesn’t bode well for Symantec (or McAfee or Panda or any other independent).
If its any consolation Symantec, I use Norton Antivirus for Mac.
And at last glance, Symantec stock was off nicely.