Symantec Races in to Conquer Internet Threats

by CXOtoday Staff    Nov 22, 2006

Symantec has inaugurated a global security response lab at its center of innovation in Pune. The already existing centers are at Tokyo, Taipei, Dublin, Calgary and Paris.

Symantec’s Security Response Lab (SRL) in India will provide comprehensive, global, 24×7 multi-lingual threat expertise that protects customers worldwide against a wide variety of security threats.

The lab is part of Symantec’s global intelligence network. It has researchers from all over the world. It collects information about online fraud, malicious code and security risks. It helps them analyze work. Symantec will also keep the labs posted about its product updates.

Highlighting SRL’s key features, Anil Chakravarthy, VP, (India technical operations) Symantec, says, “The Lab in India will further enhance Symantec’s round the clock research and response capabilities to a growing variety of security threats and understanding of how these threats are converging.”

The company adds that the mission of SRL is to detect, protect and remediate.

The lab addresses urgent security concerns by delivering early warning solutions that provide a thorough analysis of Internet threats. It evaluates how multiple threats work together, their impact on a customer, and offers recommendations on protection. These capabilities enhance Symantec’s Global Intelligence Network.

It also provides rapid security protection through an incident response program that includes emergency antivirus signatures, definitions, policies, and outbound communications encompassing alert services.

Given the evident widespread threats in the global landscape, Symantec says that this initiative will assist its ongoing efforts and help Pune become a part of the global landscape.

Commenting on it, Vincent Weafer, senior director, Symantec Security Response, said, “Today’s Internet security landscape is continuously evolving in terms of both volume and complexity of threats. The ability to augment our security intelligence by combining anti-fraud and anti-malware teams enables us to better protect customers now and into the future.”

Seconding his thoughts, Vishal Dhupar, MD, Symantec, South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Region, said, “The global Security Response Lab in India will be a major contributor in creating an environment of confidence in the Indian enterprises as well as the outsourcing industry, to combat the information security concerns. The Lab is in a position to track the Indian security landscape from the global perspective and recommend measures to safeguard information abuse. This is in line with Symantec’s vision of creating confidence in a connected world.”