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Symantec opens a new dedicated Security Operations Centre in Singapore

Zafirah Salim | Dec. 7, 2015
The new SOC is part of a global US$50 million investment to strengthen Symantec’s Cyber Security Services business.

Symantec's Security Operations Centre in Singapore. (Photo credits to Symantec)

Symantec recently unveiled that it is investing more than US$50 million to beef up its Cyber Security Services business globally. In line with this, Symantec has launched on December 2, 2015 a new dedicated Security Operations Centre (SOC) in Singapore.

With the establishment of this SOC, businesses will now have access to intelligent, accurate threat detection and proactive notification of emerging threats to ensure their most sensitive data is protected. The new SOC will also enable business to shorten the time between detection and response, reduce operational costs and proactively counter emerging threats.

The US$50 million investment will enable the company to expand its Chennai, India SOC as well as the Tokyo, Japan SOC. The next phase of the company's SOC expansion will take place in Europe, with more facilities expected to open within the next 12 months. Once complete, Symantec will have eight SOCs worldwide.

Symantec has also invested significantly in its cyber services-enabling technology, including big data analytics and distributed computing. With an increasing demand to manage customers' security environments with Security as a Service, Symantec Cyber Security Services offers a strong portfolio, including Managed Security Services, DeepSight Intelligence, Incident Response and Security Simulation training.

"Today, technology alone may not stop advanced threats. Organisations need security experts on hand to interpret and prioritise the critical events that need action. By investing in people and security IQ in Singapore and the Asia-Pacific, Symantec is expanding its visibility into the region, enabling us to bolster customers' security operations capabilities, and protect their critical information and assets," said Samir Kapuria, SVP and general manager of Cyber Security Services at Symantec.

"The Asia-Pacific region is incredibly diverse and multi-cultural. This allows us to attract highly educated multi lingual security professionals who bring expertise and experience from many vertical industries and global security organisations and are well-versed in the security landscape," added Kapuria.


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