Symantec leads the charge

It’s full steam ahead for enterprises this year, says security vendor Symantec.

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Symantec leads the charge Symantec is talking about recent acquisitions and sharing its 2011 product roadmap at this week’s show.
By Staff Writer Published  October 18, 2010

It’s full steam ahead for enterprises this year, says security vendor Symantec. The security vendor will be showing visitors to its stand how recent acquisition such as VeriSign and PHP are integrating into its overall product line-up.

Visitors can also expect to get a sneak preview of its 2011 roadmap, including the firm’s well known security suite offering and archival solutions.  In the words of Johnny Karam, Regional Manager  for the Middle East and North Africa, the increasingly rapid refresh cycles have pushed enterprises, large and small alike, to adopt new ways of working to deal with the current business paradigm.

“At this year’s GITEX, we will showcase how Symantec can help business adopt new computing models – cloud computing, virtualisation, social networking, mobile computing while protecting their information. Economic recovery is now the focus. This means supporting customers with cost-effective, standardised solutions that help them control costs and better utilise their infrastructure,” he says.

“On the security side, we are currently seeing a particular demand for solutions such as endpoint management and server and storage consolidation,” continues Karam. “With the security threat landscape becoming more complex and more dynamic every year, businesses have learnt through painful experiences that an anti-virus and a firewall are not sufficient to keep them protected. Multi-layer, behaviour and reputation-based solutions are critical to securing information. There is a distinct move away from securing infrastructure and appliances, toward securing information and interactions.”

Cloud computing will receive a particularly strong focus from Symante,with its EMEA Vice President, Jesper Frederiksen, speaking at the Cloud Confex. He will explain how business can best make use of software as a service.

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