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King Saud University selects Symantec for endpoint protection

STME provides endpoint solution to secure KSU's expanding IT infrastructure

King Saud University selects Symantec for endpoint protection
The Symantec solution is protecting over 21,000 endpoints for KSU.

King Saud University has deployed a new endpoint solution to protect its growing IT environment.

The university partnered with systems integrator STME to roll out the Symantec Endpoint Protection system, to cover over 21,000 end points across the network.

KSU has expanded in recent years, and covering the growing estate of end points and ensuring security was a growing challenge. To address issues in KSU's University System, a policy document recommended guidelines, industry standards, and the utilization of available best practices.

"The challenge in implementing a security system at KSU, in addition to the requirements listed in the policy document, was that the solution needed to cover approximately 21,000 Endpoints. Constant compliance amongst these 21,000 nodes was going to be our main challenge,'' said Ayman Al Bayaa, CEO, STME.

In consultation with representatives from KSU, the team from STME decided the system that would best suit KSU's needs and requirements would be the Symantec Endpoint Protection system. The Symantec system comes with a centralized management system that can be utilized to replace the existing system, and offers a strong anti-virus, anti-spyware, and firewall protection known to eradicate mass malware.

"The Symantec Endpoint Protection solution has helped KSU in achieving its business needs. Thanks to STME we have obtained one of the best Endpoint Protection systems available in the market. The system comes with single management, high scalability and round-the-clock, all-year through support," said Eng Mohammed A. Alsarkhl, Risk and Information Security Director, KSU.

The Symantec solution comes with inbuilt ‘SONAR' behavioural analysis that stops malicious files designed to appear legitimate, and insight reputation scoring which accurately detects rapidly mutating malware and zero-day threats. The solution is also designed to stop threats at the network level, preventing them reaching endpoints.

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