Symantec opens SOC in Singapore


Cyber security service provider Symantec opened new Security Operations Center (SOC) in Singapore as part of its $50 million expansion plans.

In a press statement, Symantec said organizations require a deeper security understanding and strong proactive security measures these days given the rise in malicious activities.

Symantec’s SOCs analyze 30 billion logs worldwide each day to provide enterprise-wide protection.   According to the 2015 Internet Security Threat Report, Symantec protected organizations from more than half a million web attacks per day in 2014.

It added that the new center will double its cyber security services expertise in the Asia-Pacific region.

“The Asia-Pacific region is incredibly diverse and multi-cultural. This allows us to attract highly educated multi lingual security professionals who bring expertise and experience from many vertical industries and global security organizations and are well-versed in the security landscape,” said Samir Kapuria, SVP and general manager of Cyber Security Services at Symantec.

SOC in Singapore offers businesses access to threat detection and proactive notification of emerging threats to ensure data protection.

According to Symantec, the new SOC also enables businesses to shorten the time between detection and response.

Today’s announcement follows a US$20 million investment in existing SOCs across Australia, India and Japan in the past year.

Arya MM

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