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December 1, 2010

Symantec optimises security offerings for virtual environments

Common operating, licensing and management model across physical and virtual infrastructures

By CBR Staff Writer

Symantec, a provider of security, storage and systems management offerings, has announced that its security offerings have been optimised to drive increased density and performance in virtual environments.

The company said that the endpoint security, messaging security and endpoint management products allows businesses to reduce the cost and complexity of maintaining secure virtual environments by providing a common operating, licensing and management model across physical and virtual infrastructures.

The virtualisation security strategy involves delivering customers Single Instance Security centred around complete protection, covering attack vectors that traditional antivirus protection cannot defend against, Symantec said.

In addition, its Single Instance Security represents the shift from in-guest, multi-instance protection, where each guest has its own instance of malware definitions and scanning engines, to out-of-guest protection where guests share a single instance of relevant protection technologies.

Symantec enterprise security group senior vice president Francis deSouza said by innovating aggressively across their product lines, Symantec is focused on providing customers with the tools they need to confidently move forward with virtualisation security projects.

"Our defense-in-depth approach to securing virtual and physical environments allows us to deliver network, file and behavior-based protection technologies from the industry leader in security," deSouza said.

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