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Symantec releases new security suites

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Candid Wuest, senior threat researcher at Symantec

Symantec has announced four new solution suites designed to secure and manage IT assets from new extensive threats, coming from internal and external sources.

The suites, namely Control Compliance Suite 10.0, Data Loss Prevention Suite 10.5, Altiris IT Management Suite 7.0 and Symantec Protection Suites are targeted at enterprises, supporting the development and enforcing of IT policies, information protection, systems management and infrastructure protections.

Some of these suites, like Data Loss Prevention Suite 10.5, address key concerns about preventing data loss through social media and protecting information in private clouds.

“When it comes to preventing cyber attacks and protecting intellectual property theft, the game has completely changed. Organisations now require security that moves at the pace of their business and enables them to reduce overall IT security risk, not just stops the latest malware attack”, said Francis deSouza, senior vice president, Enterprise Security Group, Symantec.

According to Symantec, recent attacks are more sophisticated than in the past, requiring a stronger protection of confidential information for IT executives inside corporates and SMEs.

As resulted from Symantec Internet Security Threat Report, which will be released later this month, 60% of identities exposed in 2009 were made up of hacking attacks.

Symantec’s 2010 State of Enterprise Security Report ,which studied cyber attacks in large organisations, showed that 100% of respondents experienced some type of information loss in 2009 and 75% of enterprises have experienced a cyber attack in the past 12 months.

According to Symantec, businesses need to develop a security strategy that is risk-based and policy driven, information-centric, and operationalised across well-managed infrastructure.

Symantec is a global provider of security, storage and systems management solutions.

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