Symantec Celebrates 13th Consecutive Time as a Leader for Managed Security Services, Worldwide in Gartner Magic Quadrant

Evaluation based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC), the world’s leading cyber security
company, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the
“Leaders” quadrant of the “Managed
Security Services (MSS), Worldwide Magic Quadrant Report

This is the 13th consecutive time that Symantec has appeared
in the Leaders quadrant. Gartner “defines managed security services
(MSSs) as ‘security event monitoring, or monitoring and management, of
IT security controls and functions delivered remotely via shared
services out of security operations centers (SOCs), not through on-site
personnel.’” The report evaluated 16 different software vendors
on 15 criteria and placed Symantec in the Leaders quadrant.

“We are honored to be recognized for the 13th time in the
‘Leaders’ Quadrant by Gartner for our end-to-end MSS solution,” said Mike Fey, president and chief operating officer at Symantec. “Our recent
acquisition of Blue Coat enables us to expand the security advantage of
our SOCs and top security analysts with leading technology which further
expands our threat hunting solutions, broadens our visibility into cloud
risks including gaps originating from rogue IT users and adds more
intelligence to our behavioral analytics capabilities. With these
additional solutions – including CASB and malware sandboxing/analysis –
we are continuing our mission to provide solutions that meet the
challenges of today’s companies who operate in a hybrid of local and
cloud generation environments.”

The Gartner Magic Quadrant is a graphical portrayal of vendor
performance in a market segment, including categories for leaders,
challengers, visionaries and niche players. Criteria by which the
vendors are measured include a company’s completeness of vision and
ability to execute.

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1Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Managed Security Services,
Worldwide” by Toby Bussa, Kelly M. Kavanagh and Sid Deshpande, January
26, 2017

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,
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