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"Every company should have a people-first mentality. Every organization should put a premium on things like innovation and integrity"
When it comes to pure play cyber security, one company that needs no introduction is Symantec [NASDAQ: SYMC]. From integrated cyber defense, endpoint security, and network protection, Symantec offers a portfolio of security products that are powered by the world’s largest civilian threat intelligence network. Not to forget that the company is also a household name, with more than 50 million families relying on Symantec’s Norton and LifeLock product suites to protect their digital lives at home and across devices.
“Symantec decided to focus on the cyber security agenda because it is a robust business at the same time sustainable in the long run,” said Marc Andrews, senior vice president, Enterprise worldwide sales.
With close to four decades of industry experience, a global footprint in 35 countries, protecting 175 million endpoints worldwide, Symantec’s strong cyber security position is truly unassailable. Symantec caters to the needs of a wide range of industries, but in response to the acute needs of the education sector they bring tailored solutions to secure cloud applications, network, and data.
Securing the Cloud Generation
To maintain data integrity and protect intellectual property belonging to educational institutions, the company’s Symantec Data Loss Prevention Cloud and Symantec CloudSOC is an integrated cloud security solution that combines data loss prevention (DLP) and cloud access security broker (CASB) technologies. Symantec’s DLP ensures optimal performance for content being uploaded or stored in the cloud.
With close to four decades of industry experience, a global footprint in 35 countries, protecting 175 million endpoints worldwide, Symantec’s strong cyber security position is truly unassailable
Together, DLP and CASB also uncover shadow data and provide detailed visibility of user activity in the cloud, alert risky behavior, and prevent inappropriate sharing of sensitive content. To facilitate faster triage, in case of a data loss, Symantec Information Centric Analytics is an advanced cyber risk analytics solution that allows organizations to remediate incidents quickly, mitigate insider threats, and effectively respond to cyber breaches.
Rethinking Security with Unmatched Innovation
Recently the company introduced an integrated email threat isolation solution, making them the first and only vendor to offer a complete and integrated email security solution with threat isolation technology for enterprise email. The solution blocks advanced email attacks on end user devices by protecting users against spear phishing, credential theft, account takeover, and ransomware attacks.
exploits in mobile cyber attacks. While most mobile threat defense solutions are passive tools that send notifications on detecting suspicious activity, Symantec Endpoint Protection Mobile responds in real time to identified threats, taking deliberate actions, and leveraging machine learning to protect devices and the resources they connect to. Best of all, the solution is also available for download through a publicly available app via Google Play or the App Store. The app caters to the mobile security needs of an entire community from the student users to faculty as well as IT security staff who can be rest assured that their mobile infrastructure is not compromised.
To foster next-gen learning in a special education class the endpoint management team at Delaware’s Indian River School District needed to take care of 6,000 endpoints, including 1,500 iPads.
Unsurpassed Visibility into Threats
Focused to be ‘better than the best’ to strengthen cyber defense, the company also offers DeepSight Intelligence enabling security teams to stay ahead of evolving threats with actionable intelligence that is timely, relevant, and context-rich. The DeepSight API and data feeds make current security technologies more effective by leveraging technical and adversary intelligence in an automated fashion. Taking threat protection a notch further, the company uncovers advanced threats across endpoint, network, and email from one console. To maximize a client’s existing security investment, Symantec allows institutions to optimize and customize incident response flow with public API and integration with Splunk and ServiceNow.
Since cutting-edge cyber security is incomplete without comprehensive support, Symantec offers a complete solutions package that includes round the clock assistance with implementation, maintenance, and renewal and upgrades.
Of its six global SoCs, four are in Asia: Sydney, Tokyo, Singapore and Chennai. John Lionato, vice president global operations for Symantec’s cyber security services says, “expansion of the SoC represented the latest phase in the company’s seven-year regional investment program. It has created a target-rich environment and a new demand for cyber security services”.
The company had additional space in its Chennai facility that could be converted to a SoC quite rapidly and the real limit to growth was talent acquisition explained Andrews.
This year the company witnessed wider product adoption, owing to its superior protection, cross-product integration, and the lower overall cost of ownership. In the days to come Symantec will be focusing on detecting malware and new ways to confound attackers through telemetry, advanced analytics, and machine learning. Symantec is an industry magnate when it comes to strategic, integrated solutions to defend against sophisticated attacks across endpoints, and there is no doubt the future of cyber security has only one name— Symantec.