Enterprise, Networking

Broadcom Ending Symantec PacketShaper Business


Broadcom is ending the Symantec PacketShaper product line on March 31, and telling customers to explore Allot Secure Service Gateway (SSG) of Israel as a potential alternative solution.

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:

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.

Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.