Symantec is probably best known for its widely proliferated (perhaps even ubiquitous) Norton security products, but of late it has been making a play at eDiscovery platforms, a strategic move, considering Gartner values the market at around $1.7 billion, and is expected to grow at an annual rate of 14 percent. What’s more, Symantec spent $2 billion last year in acquisitions, $1.25+ billion of that coming in its acquisition of VeriSign, Inc.
While the company’s stock languished last year, and shareholders and more pushed for the company to break up, Symantec has pushed on. Symantec expects Clearwell to increase the company’s ability to provide its customers with archiving and backup services, considering that Clearwell is one of the more well-known information management platforms out there. I mean, hey, it was worth $390 million. Symantec’s acquisition should also reduce the amount of time and latency for getting important information to its customers.
“Archiving and eDiscovery are two critical elements of information governance,” said Aaref Hilaly, president and chief executive officer, Clearwell Systems, in a press release. “By joining forces and combining the industry’s leading archiving solution with the industry’s leading eDiscovery solution, we will be uniquely positioned to deliver a seamless, integrated information governance workflow, benefitting both Symantec and Clearwell customers.”
Symantec Corporation (Symantec) is a global provider of security, storage, and systems management solutions that help businesses and consumers secure and manage their information and identities. Symantec conducts the business in three geographic regions: Americas, which consist of the United States, Canada, and Latin America; Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Asia Pacific Japan. Its segments include Consumer, Security and Compliance, Storage and Server Management, Services, and Other. It provides customers with software and services that protect manage...
Clearwell delivers the industry’s leading enterprise-class e-discovery management platform that enables corporations to simultaneously manage all of their legal, regulatory and investigative matters with a single application. With Clearwell, attorneys, litigation support professionals, and forensics teams accelerate early case assessments, lower processing costs, reduce review workload, and ensure the defensibility of the e-discovery process. Clearwell is backed by Sequoia Capital, Redpoint Ventures and DAG Ventures.