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Independent Research Firm Names Symantec a Leader in Cloud Security Gateways

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Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC), the world’s leading cyber security
company, today announced that it has been positioned as a Leader in “The
Forrester Wave™: Cloud Security Gateways, Q1 2019,” a
new report
published by Forrester Research, Inc.

Forrester’s Q1 2019 The Forrester WaveTM report evaluated 10
select vendors based on a comprehensive set of 34 evaluation criteria in
the categories of current offering, strategy and market presence. Based
on these criteria, Symantec was recognized as a Leader, earning the
highest scores in both the strategy and current offering categories.

According to the report, “Protecting cloud applications from data loss
or theft, privacy abuses, advanced threats, and other risks is very
challenging. In the evolving market for cloud security gateways (CSGs),
enterprises increasingly want to monitor and secure all their cloud
workloads using as few solutions as possible.”

In regard to Symantec’s CloudSOC CASB, the Forrester report stated, “The
solution sports an easy-to-use admin interface, which is very intuitive.
The solution offers a marketplace for Securlets (API connectivity) as
well as Gatelets (proxy-based policy enforcement). Risk definitions of
cloud applications are very security-centric and contain many attributes
for regulatory certification.”

“Our goal is for Symantec CloudSOC to deliver the industry’s best cloud
security with integrated DLP, threat protection, and web security so our
customers can safely and securely use any cloud application,” said Nico
Popp, Symantec senior vice president, cloud and information protection.
“We believe that being named a Leader in Cloud Security Gateways is an
important proof point that our continued innovations in cloud security
and our Integrated Cyber Defense strategy are delivering on our vision
to help our customers safely and securely adopt cloud as a strategic
business advantage.”

Symantec’s CloudSOC CASB delivers broad and deep protection for
organizations using nearly any public cloud app or service. It provides
visibility, risk analysis, and security controls for SaaS, PaaS, and
IaaS including both shadow IT and sanctioned use of the cloud. CloudSOC
integrates with web security, information protection, endpoint
protection, and threat protection solutions from Symantec to provide an
Integrated Cyber Defense against the risks associated with the use of
public cloud. Features include:

  • Shadow IT discovery and risk analysis for tens of thousands of cloud
    and mobile apps;
  • Advanced cloud risk and compliance reports;
  • Data security with advanced DLP;
  • Malware analysis and advanced threat protection to prevent threat
    proliferation via the cloud;
  • Sophisticated user behavior analytics to protect against compromised
    accounts and careless or malicious users; and
  • Granular access and usage policy controls.

Learn more about Symantec CloudSOC:

About Symantec

Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC), the world’s leading cyber security
company, helps organizations, governments and people secure their most
important data wherever it lives. Organizations across the world look to
Symantec for strategic, integrated solutions to defend against
sophisticated attacks across endpoints, cloud and infrastructure.
Likewise, a global community of more than 50 million people and families
rely on Symantec’s Norton and LifeLock product suites to protect their
digital lives at home and across their devices. Symantec operates one of
the world’s largest civilian cyber intelligence networks, allowing it to
see and protect against the most advanced threats. For additional
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