Don't you see how foolish you look? You must be a STUPID, paid terrorist...Clearly SYMC is a very powerful stock now. And as is always true in the beginnings of a bull market, the shorts get no pullbacks to cover. They are trapped. Their only way out is to cover and to go long. But they don't. They've chosen the terrorist path - hoping for disaster to befall on others.
Shame on you, vicious short-seller bullies. You deserve the misery you have so happy to wish on others.
SYMC is on its roll. It doubled off last Sept. 2001 bottom. It will here, too. Execpt that this will prove much more than a bear market rally. Keep shorting, lose everything, then you'll go away.
NEW YORK (CBS.MW) -- Network Associates began to distribute a free security update-reminder service Wednesday, and a free trial of its online virus-scanning service, as part of Microsoft's next version of its MSN Internet-access service.
Microsoft plans to distribute Network Associates' services on a CD that gets customers started on MSN 8, as part of a revenue-sharing pact Microsoft signed with Network Associates' McAfee.com earlier this year. The agreement is expected to help Network Associates sell its online-security services to as many as 8 million subscribers of Microsoft's MSN.
"We believe we enhance the use of Microsoft's products, and vice-versa," said Bill Kerrigan, senior vice president in charge of Network Associates' McAfee security division. "And they provide a reach that's very significant for our offerings."
Network Associates (NET: news, chart, profile) shares rose 46 cents to close at $14.16 on the New York Stock Exchange. Microsoft (MSFT: news, chart, profile) shares rose $1.53 to $53.20 as one of the most heavily traded shares on the Nasdaq.
Microsoft will include McAfee Security Center with MSN 8. It's a service from Network Associates that scans a computer to tell which versions of security software it is running, no matter the brand. If the versions are old, it alerts consumers to upgrade the software.
The new version of MSN 8 will also include a free 120-day trial of McAfee VirusScan Online, the company's computer virus-killing service that normally costs $29.95 a year.
Also this week, Network Associates plans to introduce a new product called McAfee Parental Controls, Kerrigan said. The software will be available only at Wal-Mart (WMT: news, chart, profile) stores and online. It can be customized to filter out objectionable Web pages, as well as words. It can also block out Internet chat functions and set time limits for online computer use.
Network Associates expects to sell the parental-control software on CD or online for $19.95. The software will be available on McAfee.com on Nov. 1., and at Wal-Mart stores and on the Wal-Mart site two weeks later.
Network Associates spent about $200 million to acquire the part of anti-virus services company McAfee.com it didn't already own. Network Associates now owns 96 percent of McAfee.com, up from 75 percent.
Kerrigan said the combination of the companies is helping Network Associates increase McAfee.com's subscriber base through both retail and partner sales channels.
Mike Tarsala is a San Francisco-based reporter for CBS.MarketWatch.com.
SYMC in trouble? Nah...McAfee has been the No. 1 leader in the corporate anti-virus market and so NET's alliance with MSFT will help consolidate McAfee's domination in the anti-virus space. It has been a fact for the previous 4-5 years that SYMC has never been the leader in this market. The strength of SYMC lies in its leadership in the OVERALL net security area (including firewall, VPN, intrusion detection, etc), especially in its integrated solutions.