Computer viruses are spreading through the Internet at an unprecedented rate and the antivirus market is now a $3 billion (USD) a year industry. This report measures the financial health and product quality of four key industry players: Symantec, McAfee, Computer Associates, and Trend Micro.
Micro, Computer Associates Vendor Background Information Symantec Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC) was founded in 1982 by artificial intelligence expert, Gary Hendrix. It went public in 1989 and merged with Peter Norton Computing in 1990. Headquartered in Cupertino, California (US), Symantec has offices in thirty-five countries and its current CEO is John. W. Thompson. In the fiscal year 2004, the company did $1,870,100,000 (USD) in sales (up 65 percent from the previous year) and produced a net income of