MANILA, Philippines Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) announced 4 new solution suites designed to secure and manage IT assets. The risk to confidential information continues to grow as IT executives are facing an increasing number of threats to their information from both internal and external sources. Today's attacks are proving to be more sophisticated, well-organized, and covert in nature than attacks seen in years past, thus requiring a new approach to security.

The recent Hydraq attacks highlight the targeted nature of today's threats, designed specifically to steal confidential information. According to the Symantec Internet Security Threat Report XV, 60% of identities exposed in 2009 were compromised by hacking attacks. In addition, according to the Symantec 2010 State of Enterprise Security Report, a broad study of large organizations, 100% of respondents experienced some type of cyberloss in 2009.†

Symantec's security intelligence provides a unique vantage point, offering unparalleled insight and understanding into what's happening globally in the world of IT security. Cybercriminals are targeting 4 key areas of weakness that are putting business environments at risk: poorly enforced IT policies, poorly protected information, poorly managed systems, and poorly protected infrastructure.†

As the pace of information growth accelerates, IT infrastructures expand and new computing platforms are adopted, security professionals have more to manage than ever before. Businesses now require a focus on security continuity that allows them to continuously respond to internal and external changes. Moving forward, businesses need to develop a security strategy that is risk-based and policy-driven, information-centric, and operationalized across a well-managed infrastructure.†

To address these customer pain points, Symantec has developed the 4 security suites listed below.††

Symantec's solution release highlights

  • Develop and enforce IT Policies: Control Compliance Suite 10.0 will deliver greater visibility into an organization's IT and compliance risks to ultimately provide better intelligence at lower costs.
  • Protect information: Data Loss Prevention Suite 10.5 addresses key concerns about preventing data loss through social media and protecting information in private clouds.
  • Manage systems: Altiris IT Management Suite 7.0 offers complete IT management that enhances effectiveness through faster deployments and increased security, reduces costs by closing technology gaps, and improves manageability amid the increasing information and infrastructure sprawl.
  • Protect infrastructure: Symantec Protection Suites will offer in-depth protection tailored to specific areas of the IT infrastructure and provide businesses with unified information security management across endpoints, servers, and gateways.

Quotes and facts

  • "Most businesses suffer confidential information loss because they lack IT policies and standards that can be strongly tested and enforced to help protect information from being lost or stolen," said Tim Stanley, CISO, Continental Airlines. "Organizations need to focus on classifying the business value of information, which will enable them to implement operational risk-based standards and educate employees on their responsibility in keeping data protected from security threats."
  • "When it comes to preventing cyber-attacks and protecting intellectual property theft, the game has completely changed," said Luichi Robles, country manager, Symantec Philippines. "Organizations now require security that moves at the pace of their business and enables them to reduce overall IT security risk, not just stops the latest malware attack."
  • "As a member of the Agility Alliance, Symantec provides HP Enterprise Services customers with industry-leading capabilities and innovative approaches to the challenges clients are facing in today's environment," said Jim Alsop, vice president, Global Information Security, HP Enterprise Services. "The joint solutions HP and Symantec offer help clients secure and manage their information."
  • 75% of enterprises have experienced a cyber-attack in the past 12 months. – 2010 State of Enterprise Security Report
  • The average time between the release of exploit code for a Web browser vulnerability and a vendor patch release is 13 days. – Symantec Security Response

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