On Network Association as competition, Thompson thinks that the final chapter on both the companies is not written. However, he does believe that execution at Symantec is better and the customer base is more diverse. While Network Association was capturing the enterprise market, Symantec were concentrating on diversifying their customers. Now Symantec is doing better in the enterprise and consumer space. That said, Thompson stresses that one can never count a company out.
May 23, 2003