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Agents of Change: Symantec

Jack Loo | Jan. 30, 2013
Singapore’s IDA unveiled its Infocomm Technology Roadmap outlining nine technology trends that will shape the future. We asked various enterprise IT heavyweights for their perspectives on the Roadmap, and next up, we have Symantec.

Based on our latest State of Security Survey results, we see that businesses in Singapore are most concerned about improving how they prepare for and respond to threats. While the survey revealed that businesses here are the most prepared when it comes to routine security measures, 54 percent report that they are doing well in this area, 52 percent say they are doing well in demonstrating compliance, followed closely by responding to security attacks or breaches (51 percent), and they are not doing quite as well in pursuing innovative security or cutting-edge security issues (44 percent). Singapore-based respondents to our 2012 State of Mobility Survey also reported that their top priority for mobile is security. One in four local respondents felt that the risks of mobile computing are somewhat to extremely high, and they identified the fastest growing risks as spam, phishing and malware. In response to these perceived risks, most organisations are discussing a range of security measures, from anti-virus software to remote disabling of devices.

With these concerns in mind, security professionals here are recognising that traditional signature-based protection are no longer adequate, and are instead opting for multi-point and multi-layer protection designed to guard against both new and previously unknown threats.

Experiencing inadequacies with its then security solution, like the lack of spyware protection and viruses and worms getting through due to the slow publication of new definitions, the Institute of Technical Education (ITE), a post-secondary institution in Singapore, looked to enhance security in its IT environment.

After evaluating several products, ITE ultimately selected Symantec Endpoint Protection, a part of Symantec Protection Suite Enterprise Edition, which is an integrated solution offering anti-virus, spyware protection, firewall and intrusion protection, with an easy-to-use and robust management console.


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