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Symantec Selects Amazon Web Services for Cloud Security

By Chrissie Cluney December 19, 2017

Cloud security is becoming a crucial aspect for both businesses and customers who use those companies for purchases.
 

Amazon Web Services, Inc., an Amazon.com company, has been chosen by Symantec as its strategic infrastructure provider for the vast majority of its cloud workloads. This new partnership will leverage AWS’s infrastructure scale and maturity to deliver cloud security to its global customers. With AWS’s breadth and depth of cloud capabilities, Symantec has transformed legacy applications into cloud-based solutions, and built innovative, cloud-native. Symantec also brings hybrid offerings to AWS.


Symantec’s relationship with AWS will be long-term and bi-directional. The security company not only is making a major operational move to AWS, but also tapping the global footprint of the AWS Marketplace to deliver its security services. The company built a data lake on AWS that collects tens of terabytes of data every day from 175 million endpoints and more than 57 million attack sensors.


“Leading ISVs worldwide are moving core business applications to AWS for greater agility and efficiency, reduce costs, and to leverage the security, reliability, and global infrastructure we offer,” said Mike Clayville, VP, Worldwide Commercial Sales, AWS. “By taking advantage of the benefits of deploying their software on AWS, Symantec has been able to accelerate its pace of innovation, gain deeper insights through their companywide data lake, and use that knowledge to make better informed business decisions. We look forward to working with Symantec to deliver world-class security to global customers.”

Symantec chose AWS for its scale and comprehensive cloud capabilities, including data services, analytics, machine learning and container management. Innovating on AWS has allowed the company to deliver new security software and tools to customers faster, while adhering to strict data protection requirements.

“Our cloud-first approach to engineering requires a highly scalable and reliable infrastructure that helps our team deliver faster time-to-market and ensure that security remains our top priority,” said Raj Patel, VP, Cloud Platform Engineering, Symantec. “Symantec is committed to protecting the cloud generation through our leading security products, as well as leveraging the cloud to deliver our services. AWS’s experience serving some of the most risk-sensitive enterprise customers was an important part of the decision to choose AWS as we execute on our enterprise Integrated Cyber Defense strategy.”




Edited by Ken Briodagh
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