Symantec reveals latest updates to cloud security platform

The latest updates include new universal policy capabilities, cloud-based web app firewall for AWS and extension of CASB portfolio.

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Symantec reveals latest updates to cloud security platform	Fey: “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.”
By  Alexander Pieri Published  February 19, 2017

Symantec, a global cybersecurity company, has unveiled the latest updates to its Symantec Cloud Security platform. Offering a number novel tools geared for greater visibility and control of critical assets, the latest improvements are tailored for a variety of cloud environments.


Improvements include the integration of Symantec’s data loss prevention with its Web Security Service, as well as extending its Cloud Malware Analysis to WSS. Additionally, the latest enhancements include cloud workload protection for Amazon Web Service and Microsoft Azure Workloads.  

 

Mike Fey, president and chief operating officer at Symantec, said: “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.”

 

“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.”

 

Other improvements include a cloud-based web application firewall for AWS, and the extension of CASB portfolio towards improving visibility and control over Microsoft Azure.

 

Doug Cahill, senior analyst for Enterprise Strategy Group said: “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.”

 

He added: “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.”

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