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Symantec Unveils the Industry’s Most Complete Cloud Security Solution to Address the Distinct Security Challenges of the Cloud Generation


The Symantec Cloud Security Platform ensures information security and
protects against threats across the cloud spectrum

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
RSA ConferenceSymantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC), the world’s
leading cyber security company, today introduced new innovations to its
Symantec Cloud Security Platform, further extending its leadership as
the industry’s most comprehensive cloud security offering. As
enterprises embrace cloud applications and infrastructure at an
unparalleled rate, Symantec is enabling this transition to the Cloud
Generation through stronger protection, greater visibility and better
control of critical assets, users and data. The Symantec Cloud Security
Platform delivers the broadest and deepest set of security solutions,
delivered in the cloud and for the cloud.


A Security Platform for the Cloud Generation


Enterprises are experiencing a fundamental shift in the way their
employees and customers consume technology. The influx of
personally-owned devices, ubiquitous high-speed internet, and
cloud-based computing platforms is redefining the traditional IT
landscape, and delivering advanced operational capabilities. With the
adoption of fully outsourced cloud applications and infrastructure,
critical assets, data and users are moving well beyond the traditional
corporate security perimeter.


Unfortunately, most security providers are simply providing isolated
parts of what is required to secure these transformations, yet the cloud
generation mandates a new model of integrated security. The Symantec
Cloud Security Platform uniquely provides a complete means for the chief
information security officer (CISO) of the modern enterprise to securely
enable cloud adoption, while unifying both cloud and traditional
on-premise environments for seamless security. Symantec is driving this
transformation through a robust, open platform that integrates critical
security and compliance frameworks while delivering the most
comprehensive set of controls available to protect users and the
organizational data with which they interact.


“The value to the enterprise of shifting to cloud applications and
services is undeniable. At the same time, cyber criminals look at this
new, borderless infrastructure as a potential goldmine,” said Mike Fey,
president and chief operating officer at Symantec. “Because of the
breadth and depth of our category-leading security portfolio, coupled
with the world’s largest civilian cyber intelligence network, Symantec
is the only cyber security provider in the industry that can address the
challenges of the Cloud Generation holistically, enabling our customers
to take full advantage of the cloud while helping to ensure their
critical information is secure and protected.”


New Innovations Delivering Unrivaled Security for the Cloud Generation


With today’s announcement, the Symantec Cloud Security Platform gains
entirely new capabilities for securing critical assets, data and users
across the cloud continuum, while leveraging the power of Symantec’s
category-leading security solutions to assist customers on their journey
to the cloud.


Securing Users and Data Beyond Traditional Borders


  • Integrating Symantec’s Industry-Leading Data Loss Prevention with
    the Power of Web Security Service

    Enterprises must ensure
    safety for mobile users and remote offices from anywhere in the world
    while, at the same time, protecting organizational data as it is in
    transit. Symantec has now integrated its industry-leading Symantec
    Data Loss Prevention (DLP) with its cloud-delivered
    Web Security Service
    (WSS), providing a seamless platform to help
    ensure a safe web experience and to protect organizational data. When
    combined with existing integrations across Symantec Email.cloud and
    Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), Symantec can now deliver its
    industry-leading DLP across web, email and cloud applications,
    providing a secure transition to the cloud generation.

  • New Cloud Malware Analysis Service Extends Advanced Threat
    Protection Sandboxing to WSS

    As users and remote offices move
    beyond the traditional perimeter, advanced protection must follow them
    regardless of their location. Symantec’s new Malware
    Analysis Advanced Service
    (MAAS) delivers full behavioral sandbox
    detonation of files within WSS to help protect users from the world’s
    most advanced threats. This is in addition to the advanced
    multi-factor content and emulated sandboxing introduced earlier in
    2016. MAAS now allows WSS to deliver complete behavioral detonation to
    stop the most sophisticated threats.

  • Speeding the Move to Cloud Security with New Universal Policy
    Capabilities

    Enterprises making the move to cloud are often
    stuck with the challenge of manually creating completely new policy
    sets with new vendors, which can be a significant burden to deploy and
    maintain. Symantec now enables users to seamlessly extend existing
    on-premise policies to the cloud with the new Universal Policy for Web
    Security Service
    . This enables users to seamlessly manage policies
    across all delivery mechanisms – appliances, virtual appliances,
    infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and
    cloud.


Securing Public Cloud Infrastructure and Platforms as a Service


  • Cloud Workload Protection for Amazon Web Service and Microsoft
    Azure Workloads

    Without proper visibility, control and
    protection of public cloud workloads, organizational risk is
    substantially increased as enterprises move to leverage their
    applications in these cloud environments. To address this issue,
    Symantec announced Cloud
    Workload Protection
    to deliver automated security policy
    enforcement and protect applications from unknown exploits inside of
    both Amazon Web Service (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. Available today,
    Cloud Workload Protection automates security for public cloud
    workloads delivering metered usage billing, rapid workload discovery,
    increased visibility and elastic protection to help ensure safe cloud
    workload adoption.

  • Cloud-Based Web Application Firewall for AWS
    As
    enterprises provision new cloud applications and services, it is
    critical that they secure both their cloud workloads and networked
    environments for complete application protection. In addition to Cloud
    Workload Protection previously announced, Symantec also announces
    support for AWS with its Web Application Firewall. Built on the Blue
    Coat ProxySG foundation, Symantec Web Application Firewall provides
    full reverse proxy, web application protections, Open Web Application
    Security Project
    (OWASP) Top 10 coverage and unique content nature
    detection technology to help ensure safe application adoption in AWS.

  • Extending CASB Portfolio to Gain Visibility and Control over
    Microsoft Azure

    Symantec’s CASB solution now supports
    Microsoft Azure, which allows organizations to monitor and log user
    activity while leveraging behavioral analytics and machine learning to
    detect account breaches. Symantec CASB makes it easy to alert,
    quarantine users and block unsanctioned actions, while providing
    powerful tools to navigate user activity logs and quickly investigate
    incidents.


“Today’s cyber criminals are constantly evolving their approach to
accessing organizations’ data and the need for customers to use
disparate solutions to protect themselves is a challenge in itself,”
said Doug Cahill, senior analyst for Enterprise Strategy Group.
“Vendors, like Symantec, that integrate multiple solutions to address
cloud security holistically, help create operational efficiencies and
allow customers to take full advantage of the cloud while helping to
ensure their critical information is secure and protected.”


See the Symantec Cloud Security Platform in action, as well as
Symantec’s other industry-leading security innovations, at RSA
Conference
2017 at booths #3901 and #3727.


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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