Symantec Positioned as a Leader in Three Recent Magic Quadrants

Published July 13th, 2010 - 08:02 GMT

Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant in the following reports:
• 2010 Magic Quadrant for Secure E-Mail Gateways1
• 2010 Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management2
• 2010 Magic Quadrant for Content-Aware Data Loss Prevention3
The Magic Quadrant positions vendors based on their ability to execute and completeness of vision.
“The depth and breadth of Symantec’s security portfolio gives our customers confidence in their ability to protect information throughout their environments,” said Johnny Karam, Regional Director - MENA, Symantec. “By being named a leader in these three security technologies, we believe Symantec provides customers with the tools they require to keep operations up and running while cost effectively minimizing IT risks.”
Email Security from Symantec
Symantec Brightmail Gateway leverages the depth and breadth of the Symantec Global Intelligence Network, and catches more than 99% of spam4 with less than one in a million false positives to deliver inbound and outbound messaging security, with effective and accurate real-time antispam and antivirus protection, advanced content filtering, data loss prevention, and email encryption. Symantec Brightmail Gateway, also a  part of Symantec Protection Suite Enterprise Family  and Symantec Protection Suite Advanced Business Edition, offers  a  new premium add-on service, Symantec Content Encryption, that  integrates the powerful advanced content filtering and data loss prevention policies of Brightmail Gateway with a hosted encryption service to allow customers to encrypt sensitive outbound email without managing any additional infrastructure. 

On the hosted email security front, Symantec  offers MessageLabs Hosted Email Security, which combines advanced email antivirus, antispam, and content filtering capabilities delivered across a globally integrated infrastructure in an easy to manage  solution that requires no on-site hardware or software. Part of an integrated approach to securing and managing email, Web, and instant messaging traffic, MessageLabs Hosted Email Security has  industry-leading Service Level Agreements (SLAs) that cover 100 percent protection against known and unknown viruses, 99 percent spam capture rate and 100 percent service uptime and includes 24x7 global customer support through a dedicated team of hosted services specialists.

Security Information & Event Management from Symantec
Symantec Security Information Manager enables a documented,  repeatable process for security threat response and IT policy compliance via integrated log management and incident response solutions.  Real-time comprehensive correlation of malicious security activities includes Symantec’s unique global security intelligence to make it the platform for a world-class threat monitoring and response system.  Symantec Security Information Manager is designed to deliver proactive security protection, helping organizations effectively demonstrate compliance and reduce overall security risk.
Data Loss Prevention from Symantec
Symantec Data Loss Prevention helps organizations measurably reduce their risk of data breaches, demonstrate regulatory compliance and safeguard their customers, brand and intellectual property.  Symantec delivers a unified, content-aware data loss prevention solution that discovers, monitors and protects confidential data. 
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  Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for Secure E-Mail Gateways,” by Peter Firstbrook and Eric Ouellet, April 27, 2010
2 Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management,” by Mark Nicolett and Kelly M. Kavanaugh, May 13, 2010
3 Gartner, Inc. "Magic Quadrant for Content-Aware Data Loss Prevention," by Eric Ouellet and Paul E. Proctor, June 2, 2010
4 Confirmed per Virus Bulletin July 2010 results: http://www.virusbtn.com/vbspam/index


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