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BizReport : Email Marketing : May 13, 2010

Symantec launches cloud-based endpoint protection

Last week marked the tenth anniversary of the identification of the Lovebug virus, the world's first major online virus. Although security has become tighter and most consumers know the problems inherent in clicking on attachments from unknown sources, there are still problems with privacy and information in the online world. Enter a new cloud-based protection solution from Symantec said to protect the 'endpoint'.

by Kristina Knight

messagelabs.gifCalled the Symantec Hosted Endpoint Solution, the platform is cloud-based and offers users - from merchants to non-profit organizations - the ability to deploy a comprehensive security solution for all computers in their network without the need of management software.

Rowan Trollope, Senior Vice President, Symantec Hosted Services said, "Symantec Hosted Endpoint Protection leverages our SaaS expertise to deliver advanced technologies that help protect customer systems without requiring additional hardware, management software, or dedicated IT staffing."

The Windows-based solution is compatible with desk- and laptop computers and file servers, and because of the cloud-base the security protection won't slow the delivery through the network.

"We can get a much more robust solution delivered through the cloud than we would be able to host for outselves, and at a much more reasonable cost," said David Wassenar, Apprise Software's vice president, IT. "We don't have to put any team member's time into it, and we don't have to spend money to provide the hardware redundancy on our end to ensure high availability for the solution."

The solution offers antispyware, antivirus, firewall and host intrusion protection, with automated updates for 'always on' functionality. New computers or servers can easily be added into an existing network; the solution deploys through a typical download with an email invitation to officially launch.

You can sign up for a free trial of the service here.

Tags: Antivirus software, Microsoft Windows, Rowan Trollope, Security, Software as a service, Symantec, Symantec Hosted Services, Vice president

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