ESG Brief: Symantec-Blue Coat Merger Sentiment

Abstract:

ESG recently surveyed 171 IT and cybersecurity professionals at enterprise-class (i.e., 1,000 or more employees) organizations to get their perspectives on Symantec’s stated intention to acquire Blue Coat. This research found that customers of one or both companies—as well as those organizations that don't currently buy from either—are positive about the possibility of a combined Symantec-Blue Coat, with the prospect of an integrated cybersecurity products and services portfolio resonating as the most widely anticipated benefit of the merger.

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Topics: Cybersecurity Networking