PGP and GuardianEdge solutions complement Symantec's endpoint security and data loss prevention solutions as well as benefits the company's mobile and cloud initiatives. By bringing together PGP and GuardianEdge’s standards-based encryption capabilities for smartphones, full-disk, email, file, folder and removable media with Symantec’s security portfolio, Symantec has the broadest set of integrated data protection solutions.
“We are already seeing an evolution toward ubiquitous encryption of sensitive data in applications, servers, databases, storage and networks,” said Jon Oltsik, principal analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group. “This will certainly protect data confidentiality but encryption and key management could quickly overwhelm IT organizations with new tasks and tools. With the combination of GuardianEdge and PGP, Symantec can address these issues as a one-stop-shop for enterprise encryption and key management. This should make Symantec especially popular with large security-focused organizations in financial services, health care, the federal government and other industries.”
- Symantec’s Acquisition Strategy – Forrester, Jonathan Penn, May 3, 2010
- Symantec Moving to Define an Encryption Architecture – ESG, Jon Oltsik, April 29, 2010
- PGP Buy to Bolster Symantec Key Management and Encryption – Gartner, Eric Ouellet & John Pescatore, May 4, 2010
- GuardianEdge Buy Strengthens Symantec Data Protection – Gartner, John Girard & Peter Firstbrook, May 4, 2010