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Symantec and Salesforce.com Partner to Deliver Stronger Security for Cloud-Based Applications

New Symantec Security Assessment for Salesforce on AppExchange will extend risk and compliance visibility to the cloud

LAS VEGAS – Symantec Vision – May 3, 2011 Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced Symantec Security Assessment for Salesforce, a new security application that is scheduled to be available on the AppExchange, the world’s most-popular marketplace for business apps in the cloud. Symantec Security Assessment for Salesforce will help organizations extend the visibility of their IT infrastructure to include cloud-based applications such as Salesforce. Symantec Security Assessment for Salesforce plans to integrate with the Symantec Control Compliance Suite, providing customers a comprehensive view of the security and compliance of information and applications whether they reside on premise or in the cloud.


Symantec has also joined the salesforce.com partner ecosystem, which will allow Symantec to build applications using Force.com technologies, distribute to new customers and market to existing salesforce.com customers via the AppExchange.


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“We’ve heard from our customers that security is one of the top concerns they have about moving to the cloud. Building confidence in the cloud ultimately means that customers will have the same visibility and control of their information and applications whether they are in the cloud or residing on the customer’s own infrastructure,” said Francis deSouza, senior vice president, Enterprise Security Group, Symantec. “Together, Symantec and salesforce.com are innovating to deliver more visibility and transparency for customers moving to the cloud.”


“Salesforce.com understands that the confidentiality, integrity and availability of our customers’ information are vital to their business operations,” said Ron Huddleston, senior vice president, salesforce.com. “Our work with Symantec underscores our commitment to providing our customers with comprehensive visibility into the security and compliance requirements of working in the cloud.”


This new application is further designed to allow customers to integrate the assessment data into the Symantec Control Compliance Suite, an automated solution which provides a comprehensive view of an organization’s IT risk and compliance posture. By integrating visibility of cloud-based applications into the Symantec Control Compliance Suite, organizations will be able to define and enforce security policies for cloud-based applications within a holistic solution that can be used across the organization’s broader IT infrastructure.


Availability

Built using Force.com, the leading enterprise cloud-computing platform, Symantec Security Assessment for Salesforce is scheduled to be available for test drive and deployment on the AppExchange in Mid-2011. Existing Symantec Control Compliance Suite, with a current subscription, and salesforce.com customers will be able to use the solution at no additional cost.


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Symantec is a global leader in providing security, storage and systems management solutions to help consumers and organizations secure and manage their information-driven world. Our software and services protect against more risks at more points, more completely and efficiently, enabling confidence wherever information is used or stored. More information is available at www.symantec.com.


About the Force.com Platform and AppExchange

Force.com is the only proven enterprise platform for building and running business applications in the cloud. The Force.com platform powers the Salesforce CRM (http://www.salesforce.com/) applications, more than 1,000 ISV partner applications like those from CA Technologies, FinancialForce.com and Fujitsu, and 200,000 custom applications used by salesforce.com’s 92,300 customers such as Japan Post, Kaiser Permanente, KONE and Sprint Nextel. Force.com also enables developers to make any enterprise app social by leveraging the social collaboration components including profiles, status updates, and real-time feeds available with Chatter.


Applications built on the Force.com platform can be easily distributed to the entire cloud computing community through the salesforce.com AppExchange marketplace http://www.salesforce.com/appexchange/.


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TECHNORATI TAGS: Cloud, security, risk, compliance