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  • Forrester Wave Report
  • Dennis Technology Labs Report - Symantec Endpoint Protection
  • Dennis Technology Labs Report - Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.4 Datasheet
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition Datasheet

Superior security is easy with Symantec’s endpoint protection

With security threats on the rise and becoming more sophisticated every day, it’s never been more important to protect your business. Symantec’s endpoint protection solutions provide you with superior security, fast performance, and flexible deployment options – both on-premise and cloud.

When it comes to the best security for your business, the numbers speak for themselves. In tests conducted by Dennis Technology Labs report¹, Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 achieved a AAA rating, showing how Symantec gives you superior endpoint security by attaining:

  • 96 percent accuracy rating in differentiating threats and legitimate software¹
  • 97 out of 100 in protection score¹
  • 6 consecutive quarters with AAA rating¹

The January 2013 Forrester report also named Symantec a leader in endpoint security².

Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 provides your business with effective, consistent and easy to manage endpoint security. Its integration with VMware vShield Endpoint also allows your business to protect virtual environments effectively and seamlessly.

For businesses of up to 250 employees, Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 2013 is a simple, fast and effective solution designed specifically for the needs of small to medium businesses. With a powerful yet easily implemented cloud-managed option, it gives you total security and flexibility as your business evolves. Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 2013 also achieved a AAA rating in tests conducted by Dennis Technology Labs, as well as a 98 out of 100 in protection score³.

No matter the size of your business, with Symantec’s security solutions, you can be confident your business will be protected from advanced threats, while retaining the flexibility and scalability to grow your operations.

Symantec was once again positioned as a Leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms and was rated highest in the ability to execute. Read the report to learn about the endpoint Protection landscape, growth drivers and challenges, and where vendors are positioned.

  • 1 Dennis Technology Labs, “Enterprise Anti-Virus Protection, October-December 2013.”, January 2014, pg. 1,5
  • 2 Forrester Research, Inc., The Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Security, Q1 2013
  • 3 Dennis Technology Labs, “Small Business Anti-Virus Protection, October-December 2013.”, January 2014, pg. 1,5
  • Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Highlights from 2013 Internet Security Threat Report, Volume 18

Key Findings

  • 42 percent increase in targeted attacks in 2012
  • 500 organisations infected in a single day by a waterhold attack
  • 14 zero-day vulnerabilities
  • 32 percent of all mobile threats steal information
  • 69 percent of all emails are spam, with overall spam volume decreasing
  • 125 percent increase in number of phishing sites spoofing social network sites
  • 30 percent increase in web-based attacks
  • 5,291 new vulnerabilities discovered in 2012, with 415 of them found on mobile operating systems
  • 31 percent of all targeted attacks are aimed at businesses with less than 250 employees
  • Small businesses are now the largest growing group for cyber criminals to focus on
  • Source: Symantec Corp., Internet Security Threat Report: Volume 18, April 2013

What your business needs for safe, secure growth

To ensure the confident and secure growth of your business, your security solutions should be effective against advanced threats without complicating management and scalability.

What your business needs are intelligent security solutions that can fight evolving threats, while being simple to install, easy to oversee and scalable for growing organisations. Your security solutions should also support the latest IT environments, such as virtualisation.

Today’s security solutions need to:

  • Be scalable for future growth: Deploy security rapidly with a centralised management console for easy deployment and management
  • Protect virtual deployments: Secure your virtual environments with enhanced security that runs easily in these new environments
  • Utilise global intelligence: Rate files according to intelligence collected from billions of files around the world
  • Incorporate intelligent security: Detect new malware quickly even when it is not widespread with ratings for both good and bad files

Symantec’s endpoint protection – more intelligent security

For businesses of any size, Symantec endpoint protection solutions provide your business with superior security technologies including Symantec Insight, which leverages the Symantec Global Intelligence Network and Symantec Online Network for Advanced Response (SONAR).

Symantec Insight, a cloud-based security technology, helps your business extend intelligent security coverage to new endpoints quickly and easily. Insight rates files according to their age, frequency and location to thoroughly expose malicious threats, minimising the need for manual updates and supervision. Detecting malware as soon as it is created, it leverages the Symantec Global Intelligence Network to collect data from over 210 million machines worldwide. Its ScanLess feature monitors active applications, only rechecking those with low reputations to reduce the resource consumption of your systems.

In addition, SONAR is able to monitor nearly 1,400 file behaviours, proactively detecting new threats and stopping zero-day attacks.

Together, these Symantec technologies give you confidence your business is fully protected, with benefits including:

  • More than 3 billion executable files already monitored, with 37 million new files added every week
  • Over 73,000 malicious files detected each day by SONAR with the support of Insight ratings
  • More than 45,000 malicious file download attempts stopped by Insight each day

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Easy to manage security that grows with any business

Powered by Insight and SONAR, Symantec’s endpoint protection solutions offer you a centrally administered, powerful security approach that can be scaled to your business’ growing needs. They provide advanced protection, while remaining simple to implement and manage. The solutions are also optimised for both Windows 8 and Mac OSX 10.8, enabling the Windows 8 operating system to run 80 percent faster and 29 percent safer than the native defender solution.

Built for both physical and virtual environments, Endpoint Protection 12 provides effective security against today’s threats for all your business operations. Protection Suite provides multi-layered protection, integrating the advanced security technology of Endpoint Protection 12 with messaging security, backup and recovery technologies for easy management. Deeper integration with VMware vShield Endpoint not only allows these solutions to deliver greater security for virtual environments, but also fast performance.

With both cloud and on-premise management options, Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 2013  gives businesses with up to 250 employees maximum flexibility. Powerful yet simple, the cloud-managed option offers you a convenient solution that is quick to set up. If you’re not ready for a cloud-managed service, you can choose on-premise management while still being able to switch to the cloud-managed solution later at no additional cost.

Key benefits:

  • Centralise security management: Administer security seamlessly from a single console that controls different technologies – such as antivirus, antispyware, desktop firewall and intrusion prevention. Endpoint Protection 12 can also automatically remove existing security software and search for orphaned machines, while Protection Suite offers additional layers of security, including data loss prevention and messaging security
  • Scale seamlessly with rapid deployment: Keep up with business growth with fuss-free installations, upgrades, integrated third-party removal tool, deployment options and intuitive wizards
  • Quickly detect new threats: Identify new threats, such as zero-day threats, with intelligence from over 210 million machines in over 200 countries
  • Enhance protection of virtual environments: Endpoint Protection 12 allows you to defend your virtual environments by automatically identifying and managing virtual clients, simplifying the process of creating specific policies for virtual machines

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