Symantec talks up information integrity

Symantec is advising its Middle Eastern enterprise customers to view and manage the risks around protecting, securing, and using their most valuable asset, their information. The IT security vendor says information integrity is the solution.

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By  Maddy Reddy Published  November 17, 2004

Symantec is advising its Middle Eastern enterprise customers to view and manage the risks around protecting, securing, and using their most valuable asset, their information. The IT security vendor says information integrity addresses the need to keep businesses up, running and growing, even in the event of internet threats or other disruptive events. Kevin Isaac, regional director, Middle East & Africa of Symantec says after meeting with customers he believes gis firm's ware can help companies analyse risk and plan for growth while protecting their assets and brand. “We have seen a massive acceptance curve over the past ten years in the Middle East in terms of technology, and it has become apparent to customers and partners that one of the most important assets they hold is their digital information.” Symantec advises that once a valid risk assessment has been performed, organisations must act to shield information from attack, mitigate threats, prioritise preventative actions based on real-time threat alerts and design in the recovery capability to deal with accidents and disasters when they happen. “The unification of security and systems management is inevitable. Starting with patch management and moving towards full-fledged configuration management, security issues are increasingly associated with business continuity,” adds Chris Christiansen, VP of IDC's Security Products & Services. “Symantec and BMC share the same goal of helping customers manage the complexity of their IT environment and maximizing the business value of their IT infrastructure,” says Robert Beauchamp, president and CEO of BMC Software. In June this year, BMC released the integration of its Remedy Action Request System and Remedy Help Desk with Symantec’s Deep Sight Alert Services and Symantec Incident Manager to offer common customers coordination and the remediation of security incidents. To back its sales pitch, for the new information integrity initiative, Symantec has unveiled new versions of its products. The vendor’s Enterprise Security Manager 6.1 claims to offer powerful compliance reporting features and pre-configured assessment templates for the American Sarbanes-Oxley and Gramm-Leach-Bliley regulations, which are yet to be relevant for Middle Eastern financial institutions. Its updated Symantec Gateway Security appliance 400 Series includes a firewall, intrusion prevention, intrusion detection, antivirus policy enforcement, content filtering, virtual private networking (VPN) and gateway networking functionality in a single device. Targeted at remote and branch office sites, the appliance also secures wireless LAN (WLAN) access points. Its third product, Symantec Live State Recovery 3.0 provides data recovery services. By capturing a point-in-time operating state of the operating system, applications, data and settings into one easy-to-manage file users can perform a full system restoration, a complete bare metal recovery or retrieve individual files or folders in minutes to ensure information availability on the server and the desktops.

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