Longtime security software market leader Symantec has announced that it has already begun the work to create a SaaS iteration of nearly every one of its products. Company officials said that as the security giant goes through the transition it is gathering feedback from existing customers and trying to gauge the best opportunities for SaaS over the next several years.
"Any technology evolution like this has its early adopters, and then once there are enough proof points, people start to adopt them more broadly, but we're already seeing increased interest from customers of all sizes," said Chris Schin, director of product management for Symantec's hosted Symantec Protection Network.
"I don't think that the time is here for certain enterprises, and some may never embrace SaaS, and for securing and scanning the endpoint, we'll always likely see tools at the endpoint," he said. "But there will be a time when I think all enterprises at least consider SaaS for some operations and that this time may be coming soon; adoption does seem to be picking up speed as, opposed to some other highly-hyped technologies, the promise of SaaS appears to be backing up the hype."