Symantec, VMware Strike Cyber-Security Deal

by CXOtoday News Desk    Oct 06, 2016

Symantec VMware Collaborate On Mobile Threat Defense

 Global security giant Symantec has joined VMware Mobile Security Alliance to work on comprehensive endpoint management and threat security. Under the partnership, VMware will now offer advanced machine learning techniques through Symantec’s “Global Intelligence Network” for integrated identity management and unified endpoint management through VMware AirWatch platform.

In the 2016 Internet Security Threat Report, Symantec reported that new mobile vulnerabilities increased by 214 percent in 2015. This validates the need to complement threat intelligence with comprehensive endpoint management to achieve end-to-end security from the device to inside the data center.

“By collaborating with VMware, we will work to deliver integrated solutions that include the best in security from Symantec with the best in management from VMware,” said Sean Doherty, vice president of Technology Partnerships and Alliances at Symantec.

“When you combine threat and information protection technologies with a platform that provides access to device and application heath with the ability to remediate threats across a wide range of devices and operating systems, the outcome is incredibly powerful for our mutual customers. This partnership with VMware will be an opportunity for both companies to drive innovation in threat management”, he added.

“Customers moving toward the digital workspace model are increasingly conscious of their device health and posture, and it is crucial that devices accessing corporate data are secure,” said Blake Brannon, vice president, Product Marketing, End-User Computing, VMware.

“It is our role in the security and mobility industry to monitor for unusual or risky behavior and take action against those devices, to protect our customers well before a threat ensues. Our partnership with Symantec will be focused on addressing these needs and will offer mutual customers a validated and integrated approach to managing both device security and remediation across their mobile deployments”, he added.