Symantec Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of the Inaugural Magic Quadrant for Cloud Access Security Brokers

Symantec Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of the Inaugural Magic Quadrant for Cloud Access Security Brokers




4 December 2017- Symantec Corp., the world's leading cyber security company, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of the inaugural "Magic Quadrant for Cloud Access Security Brokers1" for its Symantec CloudSOC platform.


The Gartner Magic Quadrant is the culmination of research in a specific market and offers a graphical portrayal of vendor performance, including categories for Leaders, Challengers, Visionaries, and Niche Players. Criteria by which the vendors are measured include a company's completeness of vision and ability to execute. This report focused on Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASBs) evaluated 11 different vendors and placed Symantec in the Leaders quadrant.


Geared toward solving the unique security challenges of the "Cloud Generation2," Symantec provides organizations visibility, data security and threat protection for cloud-based services. Symantec is dedicated to providing users a comprehensive, platform-centric approach by integrating critical enterprise security infrastructure, such as Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Secure Web Gateway (SWG), and Advanced Malware Protection across its entire product portfolio, including CASB solutions.


"As companies increasingly move business-critical information to the cloud, it's crucial that we deliver a holistic and integrated security solution to protect that information and help organizations meet data compliance requirements," said Mike Fey, president and CCO Symantec. "Our CASB solution brings together our expertise in data loss prevention and network security to give CISOs the control and protection their organizations need."


Symantec's CloudSOC platform approach to CASB leverages advanced data science and machine learning to deliver effective and scalable protection of cloud activity. Key features include discovery of Shadow IT, data governance and granular controls, encryption and tokenization, user behavior analytics, malware protection, and post-incident analysis.


Symantec Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Secure Web Gateway (SWG), Advanced Malware Protection and all the Symantec solutions are available in Romania through Simple IT, Symantec Partner for Romania.



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