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Symantec announces new cloud access security solution

The latest solution from Symantec will enable enterprises to enforce consistent Zero Trust security policies for users accessing SaaS applications

Symantec Corp. announced its new cloud access security solution to help secure cloud and internet access and use in an enterprise environment. These enhancements and integrations across Symantec’s network security portfolio further position Symantec as the security provider to offer an integrated cloud-delivered solution that lessens operational costs and complexity, while lowering operational risk.

In today’s business environment, there is a tremendous volume of enterprise network traffic directed to the cloud and internet. Regardless of the location or the device, users need direct, always-on access to cloud resources in order to be productive. And IT organizations need a simple, cost-effective means to ensure employee access is secure to all of the company cloud and internet destinations.

“Traditional network perimeters are dissolving as cloud technologies change the way we work. Symantec understands the need for a Zero Trust approach, which reduces emphasis on perimeter-based security and focuses on providing the right secure access to employees regardless of location or device,” said Art Gilliland, EVP and GM, enterprise products, Symantec. “Symantec has a powerful cloud and internet security portfolio, and we continue to innovate and integrate to help our customers improve security in the evolving landscape, all while reducing cost and complexity.”

Symantec’s latest solution innovations, part of the Integrated Cyber Defense Platform, enable enterprises to enforce consistent Zero Trust security policies for users accessing SaaS applications, corporate applications in IaaS environments, cloud-based email, and the internet. Zero Trust access security gives authorized users access only to the network and cloud resources they need to accomplish tasks and strictly enforces data security and threat prevention polices. As such, it is an effective way to secure the enterprise as it moves to the cloud.

In addition to access controls, the solution provides unique visibility and content scanning capabilities, allowing enterprises to enforce consistent DLP policies on information being sent to cloud and web destinations, and threat inspection for content downloads. Additional integrations with Symantec VIP for multi-factor authentication and Symantec Web Isolation for enhanced threat prevention further extend the solution.

“Users want anytime, anywhere access to the applications and corporate resources that allow them to quickly accomplish their tasks, but IT and security professionals need to protect them, and the corporation, from the business risks associated with enabling a direct-access model,” said Doug Cahill, senior analyst and group director, Enterprise Strategy Group. “Symantec’s secure access solution, part of its Integrated Cyber Defense Platform, is the right approach to keep users secure and productive while significantly reducing risk.”

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