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Symantec Rolls Out Product Roadmap

LAS VEGAS -- Symantec unveiled its long-term plans for SaaS, archiving, and virtualization at Symantec Vision today, discussing its efforts to combine many of its products.

I believe we’ll see blurring of the lines between archiving, backup, and disaster recovery,” said John Thompson, the Symantec CEO, during his keynote this morning. “What you purchase today as separate products will come together as one solution, with better functionality to enable you to manage your information more effectively.”

One example of this is Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), an increasing area of focus for the company after the launch of its Symantec Protection Network offering earlier this year.

“We started by delivering an online backup and a disaster recovery service for mid-sized companies,” said Thompson, explaining that this is integrated with Symantec’s Backup Exec. “Looking ahead, we plan to bring to market additional offerings -- such as archiving, messaging, and endpoint security services -- to customers of all sizes.”

The vendor rolled its CDP and de-dupe offerings into the latest version of NetBackup today, underlining the direction to merge many of its product lines.

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