A November 17, 2011 article in Channelnomics states that:
"Symantec may have ended its experiment as a hardware manufacturer by selling its stake in its joint venture with Huawei Technologies, but Big Yellow remains committed to developing appliance-based backup solutions and will continue to contract with Huawei and Huawei Symantec as a hardware supplier (emphasis added)."
"In a letter to partners, North America channel chief Randy Cochran says the contract manufacturing relationship between Symantec and Huawei will remain unaffected, as will Symantec’s commitment to marketing and developing appliance-based solutions."
So one of the world's largest security companies continues to partner with the very Chinese company that most of Symantec's customers are buying their systems to protect against.
That displays a level of hypocrisy that I have no tolerance for.
Even worse, as General James Cartwright and others in the U.S. government rail against China, the Department of Defense, Boeing, Lockheed Martin and CSC are all buying Huawei Symantec hardware according to one Huawei Symantec channel partner that I spoke with privately.
If Rep. Rogers makes good on his promise to hold hearings on Huawei and ZTE, I hope that he investigates who in the U.S. government and the Defense Industrial Base are buying Huawei Symantec products, which are all made by Huawei in China.
Cross-posted from jeffreycarr.com