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Symantec Unified Vision takes center stage at Singapore Symposium

Created: 01 Jul 2014
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Customers, partners and analysts gathered together to hear the latest on Symantec’s unified vision for its security portfolio and insights on the company’s new Managed Security Services – Advanced Threat Protection (MSS – ATP).

Held at the Raffles Convention Centre, the Singapore Symantec Security Symposium began with Country Director Yuh Woei Tan’s opening note that set the theme of the event – “Proactive. Practical. Trusted Security”– in place. The theme was also echoed by Sean Doherty, Vice President of Technical Strategy & Operations, whose keynote on Symantec Unified Security homed in on the billions of attacks that are happening to our customers each year. In an environment where breaches are inevitable and information is everywhere, he highlighted that protection alone is not enough – detection and response are also key pieces of the security puzzle that will help to safeguard customers from potentially catastrophic attacks.

In the Unified Security group, Symantec is now unifying its products across endpoints, email and gateways to optimize productivity and provide better protection from next-generation threats. At the heart of our Unified Security group is a new offering, MSS – ATP, now available. This new service allows businesses and their security staff to keep track of malicious codes and threats. By integrating intelligence from threat gateways such as, Cisco SourceFire, Palo Alto Networks and Check Point, with Symantec Synapse, real threats will be quickly identified and dealt with. This solves the issue of too many false positives and helps businesses lower their operating costs.

At the Security Symposium, some of the leading Singapore-based security analysts from global firms had the opportunity to meet with Symantec executives that included Brian Witten, Senior Director of Engineering, Peter Sparkes, Director of Managed Security Services and Alex Lei, Director of Security Sales in Asia South who provided an update on Symantec’s Unified Security strategy and offerings, as well as insight into our business and GTM activities in this region.

The discussions touched on multiple topics, including ATP and mobility. Just a few years ago, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) schemes were little more than a trend. Today, BYOD has become commonplace in big enterprises, pushing the need for even greater security and management solutions in a growing mobile market.

This is where Symantec sees its Unified Security strategy coming to the fore: through converging and integrating its security offerings across different platforms, it provides solutions that help to protect and underpin its customers’ businesses, in a world where managing increasingly challenging IT environments has become the constant challenge.

Overall feedback from the event has been very positive and analysts commented that Symantec has streamlined its portfolio that offers more clarity to both channel partners and customers. Analysts also noted that aside from the ATP market, Symantec has a great opportunity to broaden the company’s reach in the mobility market, which is expected to grow exponentially in the coming years.

With customer, partner and analyst-oriented activities ranging from experience booths, a security roundtable, and an executive engagement session, the Symantec Security Symposium was a great success in strengthening relationships and boosting Symantec’s leadership position in the industry by aligning our security strategies to our customers and partners needs.

If you would like to know more about the event, please contact Sancharini Mazumdar, Asia Pacific & Japan Industry Analyst Relations. You can also watch some of the videos from Symantec Vision Las Vegas for more insights on Symantec's vision here.