If you ask me the trend of the last few years, which has seen a tremendous amount of consolidation in the computer security industry, is not really a good thing. Now Symantec has bought out another company in order to round out its product offerings. It is not often that you will see large companies being at the forefront of innovation. This is why it does not really bode well for us as a whole. Another example of this is IBM and others companies going on a recent buying spree. Its great news for the owners and or shareholders of the bought out companies, but not so great for the rest of us. Time will be the ultimate judge of this though.