Customers to benefit from enhanced cloud security and simplified
of communications services and solutions, and
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.
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
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.
“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.”
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
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.”
company, helps organizations, governments and people secure their most
important data wherever it lives. Organizations across the world look to
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.
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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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
£19,042m with reported profit before taxation of £3,029m.
For more information, visit www.btplc.com.