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Symantec Enhances Protection of Cloud Generation

DLP and CASB come together in a single solution to provide complete visibility and control of data in the cloud

 Addressing the needs of cloud generation, Symantec integrates its DLP solutions with Symantec CloudSOC (formerly Blue Coat’s Elastica CloudSOC Cloud Access Security Broker [CASB]) and Cloud Data Protection products. As per the release, this integrated solution provides CISOs visibility and control over all sensitive content that users upload, store and share via the cloud, protecting confidential information through all stages of its lifecycle, anywhere and everywhere it travels.

“For the first time, users have a solution that protects data in a holistic manner, regardless of where the data comes from or where it’s going,” said Mike Fey, Symantec president and chief operating officer. “We are moving quickly to integrate our solutions and deliver a combined product portfolio to deliver integrated cyber defense solutions across customers’ entire IT environment. Symantec is uniquely positioned to bring market-leading solutions, fed by the largest threat intelligence network, to offer unprecedented protection to the cloud generation.”

As enterprises become more reliant on the cloud to improve collaboration and flexibility, it’s increasingly difficult for CISOs to keep track of, maintain compliance of and secure sensitive company data as it flows between on-premises systems, mobile applications and in cloud services. This data might include personal records, protected health information or payment archives. According to the recent Blue Coat Elastica Shadow Data Report, 23 percent of all files in cloud apps are broadly shared, and 12 percent of those files contain sensitive or compliance-related data[1]. Enterprises typically use a variety of point solutions and siloed security tools that don’t protect all the sensitive data, creating security gaps and opening the door to leaks and attacks.

Symantec DLP Cloud and CloudSOC offers customers the ability to:

  • Extend DLP Coverage: Direct visibility of all types of content in more than 60      cloud apps, including Office 365, Box, Dropbox, Google Apps or Salesforce
  • Maximize DLP Investment: Leverage existing DLP policies and workflows for cloud apps as well as endpoints, networks and data centers
  • Gain Full CASB Functionality: Constant monitoring and control of all content additions, changes and access rights in cloud apps
  • Increased Performance: Optimize bandwidth and latency by leveraging an integrated pure cloud solution

Symantec DLP Cloud and CloudSOC offers superior content detection, activity logging, forensic investigation and policy enforcement capabilities to safely enable the use of sanctioned and unsanctioned cloud applications and ensure compliance for cloud data.

Further, Symantec DLP Cloud and CloudSOC is now available in the U.S. and will be available globally by Q1 2017. Symantec DLP and Cloud Data Protection are available now.

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