Symantec Offers New Security Solutions for Persistent Threats
Symantec has finally released the public beta of Symantec Endpoint Protection 12, with Symantec Protection Center 2.0. Promised back in February for an April 2011 release, the new solution set is optimized to help deal with the constant onslaught of threats in cyberspace. It’s being designed as a one-two knockout for malware and coordinated “multi-pronged” attacks. Read on for the new details …
If you’re hip to the malware scene, you’ll know threats are constantly evolving, through social engineering, malicious scripts and good-old-fashioned network attacks. Since Symantec knows bad guys are resourceful and becoming increasingly more sophisticated, so too, Symantec has become.
Symantec Endpoint Protection 12, with Symantec Protection Center 2.0 is designed to protect physical and virtual environments against known threats and new ones, using “correlated visibility from multiple security products combined with Symantec’s Global Intelligence Network,” according to the company. At the same time, Symantec hopes this better and blanketed approach will reduce costs. Highlights include:
- Enhanced detection engine for unknown threats
- Boosted speed and effectiveness in virtual environments
- 90 percent reduction in disk usage
- “Risky” file detection
- Connected to Symantec’s home base for real-time risk factor intelligence
- Ability to prioritize risk factors
- Group and region support for granular networked security management
Symantec Protection Center 2.0 is fully integrated with Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 and existing Symantec customers can get their hands on it now for free later in the year. If you’re working in a heavily virtualized data center, or an environment with a low resource overhead, you might want to keep tabs on this solution as it rolls out of beta and into the mainstream.