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Q&A: McAfee, Symantec CEOs talk security
Written by Daniel   
Wednesday, 02 January 2008 11:41

McAfee CEO David DeWalt and Symantec CEO John Thompson answer tough questions about data protection, consolidation, and the IT security market

By Matt Hines
January 02, 2008

 In early December, InfoWorld Senior Writer Matt Hines had the opportunity to sit down with John Thompson, chief executive of Symantec, and David DeWalt, chief executive of McAfee, to interview the leaders about the strategic direction of their companies and where they see different aspects of the IT security market heading in 2008 and beyond.


Each of the individual interviews took their own course, but an intentional effort was made on the part of the reporter to ask the two executives about many of the same issues.

What follows are a sampling of the respective CEO's comments on issues related to the rise of data protection, consolidation in the security market, and competitive issues between the two industry leaders and their many rivals.

Matt Hines, InfoWorld: Over the last year in particular we've seen a relative sea change on the security market as customers have shifted their focus toward data protection, versus more traditional methods of defending endpoints and network assets.... More    Comment in the Forums


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