Symantec has launched four new solution suites designed to secure and manage IT assets.
Among these is Control Compliance Suite 10.0, which offers tighter integration with Symantec Data Loss Prevention to help organisations protect valuable information.
The new Data Loss Prevention Suite 10.5 addresses concerns about preventing data loss through social media through enhanced compatibility with Web 2.0 sites such as Twitter, YouTube, MySpace, Facebook, LinkedIn and Meebo. Altiris IT Management Suite 7.0 ensures business productivity tools are functioning properly, and facilitates licence compliance. Lastly, Symantec Protection Suites provides businesses with unified information across endpoints, servers and gateways.
All on Symantec claims that the recent Hydraq attacks, which are designed specifically to steal confidential information, are indicative of the nature of today’s threats. According to the Symantec 2010 State of Enterprise Security Report consisting of large organisations, 100 per cent of respondents experienced some type of cyber loss in 2009.
Symantec’s director of enterprise sales, Brad Newton, said businesses needed to develop a security strategy that is risk-based and policy driven, information-centric and operationalised across a well managed infrastructure.
The vendor claimed its new security suites address four key areas of weakness targeted by cyber criminals today: Poorly enforced IT policies, poorly protected information, poorly managed systems and poorly protected infrastructure.
“Constantly evolving IT environments drive the need for new data protections. To protect information, Symantec must go where the data goes,” its director of product management, Rich Dandliker, said.