Monday, October 10, 2005

Symantec runs to Eurocrats for help

Symantec has complained/is complaining to the Eurocrats, aka the EU Office of Competition, over Microsoft's plans for the Anti-Virus/Anti-spyware space.

Coupled with the SecureIT Alliance initiative, I can see where Symantec might be running scared.

However, if you add the products from the recently-completed Veritas acquisition, I foresee more competitive rather than complementary products for both of them.

While it is the right thing for Symantec CEO Thompson to do as his fiduciary duty to his stockholders, it is still cowardly, IMO.

I mean, the products have not shipped, and the bundling options have not been set.

Then again, a pre-emptive strike sometimes works.