Symantec offers new security solution for SMBs


Symantec introduced a new solution, the Endpoint Protection Cloud, for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) to protect them from targeted attacks and ransomware.

According to the latest Symantec Internet Security Threat Report, 65 percent of all targeted attacks struck small and mid-sized organizations in 2015 to steal valuable company information.

Furthermore, Gartner indicated that by 2018, 95 percent of global enterprises will have both a Choose Your Own Device (CYOD) and a formal Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) plan in place. This expected flood of new devices will put increasing pressure on businesses with limited IT resources.

“Attackers no longer aim just for the Fortune 500. Small and mid-sized business owners must adopt the same vigilance against advanced attacks and deploy the same modern defense capabilities found in enterprise solutions like machine learning to protect their businesses,” says Javed Hasan, vice president of engineering at Symantec.

Therefore, the Endpoint Protection Cloud offers customers comprehensive protection with easy set up and deployment. It offers protection for up to five devices per employee under a single license fee.

“Symantec’s SEP Cloud brings to bear a rich set of features, including advanced threat prevention capabilities, delivered efficiently from the cloud, representing a solution that organizations seeking efficacy and efficiency should consider3,” said Doug Cahill, senior analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group.