Banking on mobile devices, cloud computing products to drive growth
Symantec fiscal third-quarter profit went down 56% on lower operating margins.
However, deferred revenue drove higher sales commissions during the same time.
Company chief executive Enrique Salem said mobile, virtualization and cloud-computing products would help drive growth.
Salem said, "Mobile devices are increasingly being used in both our personal and business lives, offering productivity increases but also creating new security and management challenges."
He added that corporate customers were adopting virtualization and cloud technologies to reduce costs, creating opportunities for Symantec.
For the quarter ended December, Symantec posted a profit of $132m down from $301m a year earlier.
Earnings fell to 35 cents from 40 cents. Revenue jumped 3.6% to $1.6bn.
Operating margin narrowed to 14.3% from 17.9%.