HCL, Broadcom expand services partnership to include Symantec

HCL, Broadcom expand services partnership to include Symantec
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29 May, 2020

Noida-based information technology firm HCL Technologies has extended its partnership with semiconductor major Broadcom.

The two companies signed a preferred services deal in 2018. Symantec enterprise division (SED) consulting services, which belongs to Broadcom’s enterprise security solutions, is now a part of the expanded deal.

A majority of Broadcom's Symantec enterprise consulting team will now transition to HCL. This includes expertise across endpoint security, web security services, cloud security and data loss prevention. 

HCL’s partnership with Broadcom was aimed at bolstering its enterprise software products and to strengthening its digital cloud strategies. In 2018, Broadcom had transferred a majority of its professional services personnel with expertise in areas such as Agile, cybersecurity and DevOps to HCL.

“The enhanced partnership with Broadcom combined with HCL’s rich legacy in cyberSecurity will help our customers establish a secure environment to further explore and pursue their enterprise growth objectives,” Abhishek Shankar, senior vice President, HCL Technologies said in a statement.

Mountain View, California based Symantec enterprise consulting employees will join HCL’s enterprise studio, which provides professional services for Broadcom enterprise software solutions. The Symantec US Federal Consulting Services and Cyber Threat Analysis Programs, which are security transformation services for the US government, will remain with the Symantec enterprise division of Broadcom, the company said.

“This agreement will provide Broadcom customers the expertise and services needed to ensure their mission-critical infrastructure software needs are met.” Art Gilliland, senior vice president and general manager, Symantec Enterprise Division, Broadcom said.

Symantec was in news last month after information technology services and consulting major Accenture said it is acquiring the company’s cybersecurity services business from Broadcom. The financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Broadcom paid over $10 bn to acquire Symantec’s enterprise business in 2019.