Broadcom Ending Symantec PacketShaper Business
As part of the partnering agreement, Allot is offering “attractive financial terms and discounts for product replacements to help customers transition from Symantec PacketShaper to equivalent Allot products. These terms will be offered throughout 2020.” the two companies said.
Allot’s channel partner program information is here.
PacketShaper a network traffic shaping appliance that protects critical application performance for such services as Microsoft Office 365 and Salesforce cloud CRM, among many others. PacketShaper has had multiple owners in recent years. The ownership timeline spans:
- 1996: Packeteer, founded in 1996, built PacketShaper.
- 2008: Blue Coat Systems acquired Packeteer.
- 2016: Symantec acquired Blue Coat Systems.
- 2019: Broadcom acquired Symantec’s enterprise business.
Broadcom’s Enterprise Cybersecurity Strategy
Broadcom is doubling down on Symantec’s core enterprise cybersecurity software business — but shedding or shutting down non-core product lines and services. In addition to ending the PacketShaper line, Broadcom recently sold Symantec’s MSSP business to Accenture.