On August 18,2008 Symantec announced that it has Acquires PC Tools. PC Tools is an Australia based security software manufacture. Symantec wanted to expand its business to more markets and PC tools is just a perfect for them. PC Tools has offices in U.S.,U.K., Ireland and Ukraine. This makes a global reach of Symantec. PC Tools will continue to offer their products under the PC Tools brand and serve its customers through its existing partners and channels.
Janice Chaffin, Symantec Group President of Consumer Products said
We are excited to welcome PC Tools into the Symantec consumer family and believe the combination of our two companies will provide additional value and choice for consumers worldwide to better enable and protect their digital life.By adding PC Tools, we build on the market-leading success of Symantec’s consumer offerings and firmly position ourselves for continued incremental growth in a rapidly expanding market.