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Symantec Introduces “Endpoint Protection Cloud” for SMBs


Symantec Corp. has introduced Symantec Endpoint Protection Cloud, a new solution for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) that Symantec says will offer “enterprise-grade protection” 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.

Symantec has said that its new product is for organizations with fewer than 1,000 employees that are looking for an effective way to protect corporate and personal devices on the corporate network.

Symantec Endpoint Protection Cloud provides a single cloud-based console for endpoint protection, management, mobility and encryption, which can be set up in less than five minutes and operated by someone with “general IT knowledge,” according to the company.

Endpoint Protection Cloud will over layered detection controls and protection for up to five devices per employee under a license fee.

“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,” said Javed Hasan, vice president of engineering at Symantec. “With Symantec Endpoint Protection Cloud, we’re providing a cloud-based solution with all the features necessary to keep our SMB customers’ information secure without over-taxing already stretched IT departments.”

Symantec Endpoint Protection Cloud is now available in the U.S., and will be available globally by the end of the year.

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