MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – May 25, 2011 – Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced a new Symantec Control Compliance Suite technology track within its Symantec Technology Enabled Program (STEP). The STEP Control Compliance Suite technology track will enable technology partners to easily bring data from their applications into Control Compliance Suite, giving customers a holistic view of risk and compliance that includes data from many external sources. The Control Compliance Suite technology track is being launched with seven inaugural partners including Bit9, Courion, Catbird, HyTrust, Qualys, Rapid7 and SailPoint, who are all planning to build a Control Compliance Suite connector for their products.
STEP members participating in the Control Compliance Suite technology track receive tools and access to technical resources to help them build solutions that automate the aggregation of security and risk data to provide joint customers with a holistic view of risk. Symantec Control Compliance Suite offers an extensible data model with flexible web based interfaces and a comprehensive security and compliance controls library which enables data from external sources to be easily consumed to produce meaningful views of security and compliance risk across the enterprise. The holistic view of risk provided by Control Compliance Suite through the partner created solutions will help customers identify risks more quickly in their environment and will enable risk based prioritization of remediation efforts.
"The new partner program for Control Compliance Suite delivers the kind of broad IT security visibility and control that CISOs and compliance officers dream of," said Mark McClain, CEO and cofounder of SailPoint. "We are very pleased to be an inaugural partner in the CCS STEP program. Through this partnership, SailPoint is providing the Control Compliance Suite with critical intelligence about identity management controls, providing an unprecedented level of visibility into their IT risk posture and ensuring that the right identity and access controls are in place to protect critical IT assets and data”.
"Enterprises are rapidly expanding virtualization in the datacenter and building private clouds to enable ‘IT as a service,’” said Eric Chiu, president and founder, HyTrust. “HyTrust enables visibility, security and control for virtual infrastructure, which is critical to enabling this datacenter transformation to continue. The partnership between HyTrust and Symantec CCS will allow our common customers to have a single compliance view across physical and virtual environments."
“With access control resulting in almost 60% of IT audit deficiencies last year and with a growing amount of data accessible from an increasing number of users and devices, automating visibility into access as a key component of overall risk is critical” said Kurt Johnson, vice president of corporate strategy, Courion. “The new synergies between Courion’s Access Assurance products with Symantec’s Control Compliance Suite (CCS) provides organizations a comprehensive view of compliance with the depth and detail for the business manager to efficiently track, control and certify access.”
The STEP program provides a single point of entry for technology partners looking to integrate solutions across Symantec’s product portfolio and capitalize on the latest IT trends. Through a streamlined framework the program makes it easier and more rewarding to engage with Symantec. STEP partners can tap into new opportunities by bringing a broader array of integrated solutions to market faster, more efficiently, and with increased flexibility.
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About Symantec Control Compliance Suite
Symantec Control Compliance Suite is a holistic, fully automated solution designed to address IT risk and compliance challenges. Symantec Control Compliance Suite allows organizations to better manage all aspects of their IT risk (infrastructure, information and people) while demonstrating compliance with multiple mandates at much lower levels of cost and complexity. It does this by automating the entire risk management and compliance process, from policy definition, controls mapping and controls assessment to reporting and remediation.
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