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Symantec Integrates Endpoint Security

New Symantec endpoint security solution now available

CUPERTINO, Calif. -- Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) raised the bar today for enterprise security by announcing the global availability of Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0 and Symantec Network Access Control 11.0. Symantec Endpoint Protection integrates Symantec AntiVirus with advanced threat prevention in a single agent managed through a single console, delivering unmatched defense against malware and data loss for laptops, desktops and servers.

Today Symantec also released results from a third-party study of Symantec Endpoint Protection beta customers quantifying the operational efficiencies gained through the integrated, single agent endpoint security solution. The study, which was conducted by the Alchemy Group in August and September, highlights Symantec Endpoint Protection’s ability to significantly reduce the cost and complexity of securing endpoints in diverse business environments.

Highlights of the summary include:

  • The ability to manage IT security operations from Symantec Endpoint Protection’s single management console has the potential to reduce the number of current management hours by an average of 75 percent. One customer expects to save 97 percent of the hours dedicated to weekly security related reporting.
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection’s Application Control functionality, which can limit access to only approved applications at the endpoint, can be a key enabler in reducing costs and increasing operational efficiency. Network outages caused by unauthorized peer-to-peer applications are costing one customer more than two million dollars annually.

“Symantec has once again redefined the enterprise security market to address evolving business needs and the changing threat landscape,” said Brad Kingsbury, vice president of endpoint security, Symantec. “Symantec has integrated state-of-the-art security technologies, including our unique behavioral-based intrusion prevention technology and our award-winning Network Access Control product, in a way that simplifies management and provides better security. By combining endpoint protection and endpoint compliance, this comprehensive solution can help customers secure critical assets, comply with regulatory mandates and protect information.”

Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC)

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