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Symantec launches Endpoint Protection 12

Available for large, medium and small organisations, new product stops malware at the network layer, claims company

By CBR Staff Writer

Computer security company Symantec has released Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 and Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition.

The company said that Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 has been designed to protect computes against today’s sophisticated threats.

Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 uses Insight, Symantec’s community and cloud-based reputation technology, to detect and block new threats.

The product also leverages Insight to reduce the overhead of virus scanning by as much as 70% by automatically identifying and whitelisting Symantec-trusted high-reputation files, eliminating significant scanning activity from each endpoint, said the company.

The hybrid behavioural-reputation engine SONAR monitors running applications, and Symantec’s intrusion prevention system (IPS) technology blocks attacks at the network layer, claimed Symantec. Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 can also automatically identify and manage virtual machines (VMs).

The Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition also employs the same Insight, SONAR and IPS technologies. It has simple-to-use features such as an installation wizard, pre-configured policy settings and automated notifications and reports, said the company.

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Symantec Endpoint & Mobility Group senior vice-president Chirantan "CJ" Desai said organisations of all sizes are at risk of targeted cyber attacks which continue to increase in size, scope and sophistication.

Desai added, "Pairing our award winning Insight technology with blazingly fast performance in Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 gives all our customers peace of mind that they are always secure and productive."

Free trial versions of the new releases are available now.

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