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Symantec Eases Management of PSB Academy’s New IT Environment

Transition to a Cloud-based infrastructure supported by trusted security and backup solutions from Symantec

SINGAPORE – June 25, 2012 – Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced that PSB Academy, a leading private education institution in Singapore, has deployed Symantec Endpoint Protection.cloud Symantec MessageLabs Email Security.cloud and Symantec Backup Exec to protect its computers, communications and data across its IT network. The successful implementation of these solutions enabled PSB Academy to achieve a 70 percent reduction in time spent on administration and a massive reduction in the volume of spam.

PSB Academy has a population of close to 10,000 students, excluding members of staff.  The IT infrastructure supports both learning and business operations. Besides using IT in its own offices, classrooms and labs, PSB Academy leverages IT to offer distance-learning courses with its academic partners in the UK and Australia and programme collaborations in China and Vietnam.

The local IT system consists of 250 desktop and laptop computers, multiple wired and wireless networks, business and educational applications, telepresence equipment and digital tools for the labs. These technologies generate as much as 30 GB of data per month and required networks to be free of spam and malware to function at their best. To ensure minimal disruptions to business operations and student learning, PSB Academy's IT operations team decided to adopt virtualization, standardized software and cloud-based services to support the ease of management while maintaining control and protection of their critical data.  

"We were given a very limited timeframe to complete the transition to a cloud-based infrastructure. Thanks to the IT expertise provided by Symantec and their partner Jardine OneSolution, the deployment was quick and fuss free. Our management and their internal IT team are very pleased with the progress made and this sentiment is echoed by our helpdesk specialists, who have also praised the efficiency of Symantec's solutions," said Martyn Yap, IT Manager, PSB Academy.

Swift Move to a Well-Protected and Easy-to-Manage Environment

PSB Academy selected two Symantec.cloud solutions—Symantec Endpoint Protection.cloud and Symantec MessageLabs Email Security.cloud—to safeguard their endpoints against spam and malware. Symantec Backup Exec (with agents for VMware, Microsoft Exchange, SQL Server, Active Directory and Windows Servers) was also chosen for its intelligent and fast backup and recovery capabilities. After two weeks of initial testing, PSB Academy successfully rolled out the cloud security and backup solutions in the corporate network in less than two days, with the help of Symantec and Symantec's Platinum Partner and Value Added Reseller, Jardine OneSolution.

"We believe the success and satisfaction stem from the localized and simplified control we now enjoy over our IT environment. We are able to have a very good overview of our network, translating into better decision-making moving forward. This will further assist PSB Academy to use technology as an enabler of key business processes," Yap added.

"One of the biggest challenges faced by businesses today is to safeguard mission critical data from Internet security threats and data loss without the complexities of managing those solutions. This issue is exacerbated as organizations typically operate under stringent IT demands with limited resources," said Bjorn Engelhardt, vice president, Strategic Sales and Symantec.cloud, Asia Pacific and Japan, Symantec. "Adoption of Symantec's cloud-based security solutions enabled PSB Academy to not only improve their IT operational efficiency but also significantly reduce their security risk. Symantec's unique approach to data protection in the cloud offers customers solutions that are versatile, user-friendly and highly effective against threats. Ultimately, we want to provide our customers the confidence to operate effectively and efficiently, in any environment."

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