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Independent Research Firm Names Symantec a Leader in Global Managed Security Services Providers


Symantec accelerates decision making by providing excellent context for alerts

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC), the world’s leading cyber security company, today announced that it has been named a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Global Managed Security Services Providers (MSSPs), Q3 2018.

The report provides security leaders with evaluations of the 14 providers that matter most and how they stack up. Forrester evaluated the most significant MSSPs, and based on a 23-criteria evaluation, scored vendors on current offering, strategy and market presence.

According to Forrester, “[Symantec Managed Security Services (MSS)] accelerates decision making by providing excellent context for alerts … [and] incorporates threat intelligence and vulnerability context information into its workflow, user interface and escalation processes, differentiating itself from other MSSPs in the Forrester Wave. [In addition,] Symantec’s incident governance process and escalation methods provide clear details on how events will be handled and they offer numerous customization options for clients. Reference clients note strong responsiveness, prioritization and analysis as key benefits of [the] service.”

“Organizations across the globe are facing cyber security threats that are constantly growing in scale and complexity. Symantec is dedicated to delivering comprehensive threat monitoring and an experienced global network of cyber security professionals to help customers achieve their goal of integrated cyber defense and respond to new threats as they emerge,” said Samir Kapuria, Symantec executive vice president and general manager. “We feel our position as a Leader in Forrester’s Wave for Global Managed Security Services Providers is another validation that we’re succeeding in that mission.”

As organizations adopt hybrid cloud deployments and increasingly complex technologies it is critical that they leverage an MSSP to solve problems of complexity, obtain needed expertise and increase the global reach of their program. Symantec provides continual threat monitoring across both on-premises and cloud environments. Through the combination of Global Threat Intelligence Services, Advanced Threat Monitoring Services, and Incident Response Services, powered by more than 500 elite cybersecurity professionals, Symantec enables organizations to address every stage of the attack lifecycle and ultimately gain the upper hand on adversaries.

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About Symantec

Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC), the world's leading cyber security company, helps organizations, governments and people secure their most important data wherever it lives. Organizations across the world look to Symantec for strategic, integrated solutions to defend against sophisticated attacks across endpoints, cloud and infrastructure. Likewise, a global community of more than 50 million people and families rely on Symantec's Norton and LifeLock product suites to protect their digital lives at home and across their devices. Symantec operates one of the world's largest civilian cyber intelligence networks, allowing it to see and protect against the most advanced threats. For additional information, please visit or connect with us on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn.

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