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Symantec announces new enterprise security products

April 24, 2009 • Security, Software

Symantec big_1.jpgSymantec Corp. has announced the imminent release of two new security products – Protection Suite Small Business Edition and Symantec Protection Suite Enterprise Edition – billed as comprehensive solutions designed to secure firms against security risks and business interruptions, ensuring systems and critical information are readily available.

The company also announced that it has acquired Mi5 Networks, a privately held Web security company which offers Web gateway security by providing streaming technology that examines traffic coming in and out of organisations.

Says Chad Cleevely, Symantec small business manager for Africa: “Our customers and partners have made it clear that security solutions that tie together multiple layers of protection offer the highest return for the lowest cost of management. Moving forward, with the acquisition of Mi5’s Web security technology, Symantec is further addressing the fastest growing path for malware to infect network environments and we look forward to integrating this technology into our security portfolio.”

Symantec Protection Suite Small Business Edition is an easy-to-use suite that protects critical business assets by securing against today’s malware and spam threats and by rapidly recovering client computer systems. This all-inclusive suite provides complete protection, creating a secure environment where computer system failures, malware, and spam risks are identified and addressed immediately. The ease-of-use, fast performance and unmatched protection allows small businesses to save valuable time and money with a suite that requires little administration to install, deploy and manage.

According to the latest Symantec Internet Security Threat Report, over 60 percent of all currently detected malicious code threats were detected in 2008. The continued growth and evolution of the Internet presents attackers with a growing range of targets and various means to launch malicious activity.

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