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BT and Symantec to Enhance Protection of Network Traffic and Simplify Security Management


Customers to benefit from enhanced cloud security and simplified
network administration

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
RSA Conference BT, one of the world’s leading providers
of communications services and solutions, and Symantec, the world’s
leading cyber security company, today announced the integration of
Symantec’s latest technology into BT’s
portfolio of managed security services
.


With this new agreement, BT customers will benefit from enhanced
visibility of incoming internet traffic and from simplified
administration of network security and hybrid cloud infrastructure.


Two new Symantec products will complement the existing Symantec
Blue Coat ProxySG
service to bolster BT’s
Managed Web Security
portfolio: Symantec
SSL Visibility Appliance
and Symantec
Cloud Service
.


Symantec SSL Visibility Appliance enables organisations to
cost-effectively eliminate blind spots that come with the lack of
insight into encrypted data traffic on networks. Considering
approximately half of all internet traffic today is encrypted, this can
create a large gap in an organisation’s security posture. With SSL
Visibility Appliance, customers gain the visibility and control they
need over encrypted traffic to help ensure compliance with their
privacy, regulatory and acceptable use policies.


Symantec Cloud Service provides global coverage and helps ensure
always-on security for user devices against malware, viruses and
advanced threats. It leverages real-time intelligence from Symantec’s
Global Intelligence Network, the world’s largest civilian threat
intelligence network, which harnesses data from more than 1 billion web
requests, 2 billion emails, and 175 million endpoints to update security
controls with comprehensive threat telemetry in real-time.


The agreement announced today also enables access to the Symantec
Management Centre platform required for the new Symantec SSL Visibility
Appliance and Symantec Cloud Service. This replaces the current Blue
Coat Director capability, which will continue to be supported
until at least 2020 for existing customers.

Mike Fey, president and Chief Operating Officer, Symantec, said:
“Expanding Symantec’s capabilities within BT’s portfolio will provide BT
customers a comprehensive service that is needed in today’s cyber
security environment. By providing dedicated SSL visibility we can
combat security threats hidden in encrypted traffic so that customers
can focus on critical business priorities. And the Symantec Cloud
Service makes it possible for customers to extend our robust Blue Coat
web security capabilities to their mobile workforce, helping to protect
users and information on any device and from any location.”

Mark Hughes, CEO, BT Security, said: “Monitoring network environments
has become increasingly complex over the last few years, and improving
visibility of encrypted traffic activity and identifying blind spots is
vital for a safe and secure business. Our agreement with Symantec helps
address this issue and is a new step in providing a full, comprehensive
package that equips Chief Information Security Officers with the
administrative tools needed to monitor their networks.”


About Symantec


Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC), the world’s leading cyber security
company, helps organizations, governments and people secure their most
important data wherever it lives. Organizations across the world look to
Symantec for strategic, integrated solutions to defend against
sophisticated attacks across endpoints, cloud and infrastructure.
Likewise, a global community of more than 50 million people and families
rely on Symantec’s Norton suite of products for protection at home and
across all of their devices. Symantec operates one of the world’s
largest civilian cyber intelligence networks, allowing it to see and
protect against the most advanced threats. For additional information,
please visit www.symantec.com or
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About BT


BT’s purpose is to use the power of communications to make a better
world. It is one of the world’s leading providers of communications
services and solutions, serving customers in 180 countries. Its
principal activities include the provision of networked IT services
globally; local, national and international telecommunications services
to its customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband, TV
and internet products and services; and converged fixed-mobile products
and services. BT consists of six customer-facing lines of business:
Consumer, EE, Business and Public Sector, Global Services, Wholesale and
Ventures, and Openreach.


For the year ended 31 March 2016, BT Group’s reported revenue was
£19,042m with reported profit before taxation of £3,029m.


British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT
Group plc
and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT
Group
. BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York.


For more information, visit www.btplc.com.

Source: Symantec Corporation

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