Broadcom was founded in 1961 as a semiconductor products division of Hewlett-Packard. They were acquired by Acago Technologies in 2016 and now focus on developing and manufacturing infrastructure software products as well as semiconductor products. The company has a strong focus on endpoint security products, offering solutions designed for networking, software, data centres, industrial, storage and wireless markets. The company has a number of subsidiaries, including Symantec which was acquired in 2016 (others include LSI, Broadcom Corporation, Brocade and CA Technologies). Their acquisition of Symantec allows them to offer SASE and XDR solutions. Broadcom was named a Leader in the Q2 2019 Forrester Wave for Data Security Portfolio Vendors, mentioned in the Gartner 2020 Critical Capabilities for Cloud-Based Secure Web Gateways, Top Player in the Market Quadrant for Corporate Web Security 2021 and was mentioned in the KuppingerCole Leadership Compass: Access Management.