Symantec Corporation is an American technology company headquartered in Mountain View, California, United States. The company makes security, storage, backup and availability software and offers professional services to support its software. Symantec (including subsidiaries) is the most used certification authority according to Netcraft. It is a Fortune 500 company and a member of the S&P 500 stock market index.
On October 9, 2014, Symantec declared that the company would be split into two independent publicly traded companies by the end of 2015. One company would focus on security while the other on information management. The information management business will be called Veritas Technologies Corporation, using the name of Veritas Software, that Symantec acquired in 2005.