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Independent Research Firm Cites Symantec as a Leader in Data Loss Prevention
The Forrester Wave: Data Loss Prevention Suites, Q4 2016 provides security and risk professionals with evaluations of the most significant Data Loss Prevention (DLP) solutions along with an overview of the current market for DLP. To compile the report, Forrester evaluated the strengths and weaknesses of top DLP suite vendors. Symantec was given the highest possible score across 23 criteria categories including intellectual property protection, endpoint visibility and control, productivity, encryption, security portfolio vision and staffing and related resources.
Symantec Completes Acquisition of Blue Coat to Define the Future of Cyber Security
“At a time when the world faces more threats than it’s ever encountered before, I couldn’t be more confident in our ability to deliver what our customers need or more honored to lead Symantec’s next chapter of innovation and growth,” said Greg Clark, Symantec CEO. “With Blue Coat now part of Symantec, we are well positioned to solve the industry’s most difficult challenges of securing a mobile workforce, protecting the cloud and stopping advanced threats.”
Nearly 100 Percent of Business Cloud Applications Lack Enterprise Grade Security and Compliance Features, According to Blue Coat E...
“The vast majority of business cloud apps we analyzed do not meet enterprise standards for security and can put companies at risk for compromise even though virtually every enterprise uses them,” said Aditya Sood, PhD and Director of Security and Elastica Cloud Threat Labs at Blue Coat. “This is troubling when you think about the financial risks faced by enterprises due to insecure or non-compliant apps. Understanding which cloud applications your employees are adopting and using is an important step to identifying which apps are business ready and which apps need to be replaced with more secure alternatives.”
Blue Coat and Elastica Named Winners in 2016 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards
New work patterns driven by mobility and the rapid growth of cloud applications have redefined the enterprise. While these changes bring substantial productivity gains to organizations and individuals, they also introduce new security and compliance risks. The Blue Coat Security Platform including Elastica cloud access security solutions deliver advanced, integrated security capabilities specifically designed to address the unique requirements of the Cloud Generation. Acquired by Blue Coat in November 2015, Elastica is the leader in data science powered Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) solutions that empower companies to confidently leverage cloud services while staying safe, secure and compliant.
Dimension Data and Blue Coat Rollout Global Cloud Web Security Service in Australia
As a managed service, WebSaaS not only enables organisations to easily extend their defences to protect employee devices, regardless of their location, but it allows organisations to take advantage of Dimension Data’s professional expertise and Blue Coat’s market-leading technology, freeing up security personnel to deliver more strategic value to the business, rather than focusing on day-to-day operations.
Blue Coat Launches Broad Cloud Security Ecosystem
The Blue Coat Cloud Ready Partner Program is designed to provide customers a method to integrate and adopt new services into a broader security framework for the Cloud Generation, limiting the risk of cloud adoption and Shadow IT.
Blue Coat Extends Capabilities of Salesforce Financial Services Cloud with Cloud Data Protection
Blue Coat Cloud Data Protection is a key part of Blue Coat’s CASB (Cloud Access Security Broker) solution, giving financial services and other types of companies complete control of their regulated and sensitive data in order to address data compliance challenges. Blue Coat provides both encryption and tokenization of sensitive data before it leaves an enterprise’s environment and heads to the cloud for processing and storage, ensuring only authorized individuals can see it in the clear. It does this while ensuring that Salesforce cloud end-users maintain critical application functionality, including the ability to search and sort data, send emails, and generate reports using data that has been encrypted or tokenized.
Blue Coat and NetApp to Provide High-Density Storage for Industry-leading Security Incident Response and Forensics Solution
Robert Westervelt, research manager, security products, IDC said, “A strong analytics platform gives organizations the ability to modernize the existing investments they’ve made in their security infrastructure to gain visibility over the increasingly distributed nature of the corporate environment. This visibility requires analysis of real-time events and must incorporate historical analysis to identify threats. The evolving nature of the threat landscape and attacker determination to take advantage of the complexities associated with cloud consumption, a mobile workforce and decentralized nature of digital assets demand that organizations support rapid response using this approach. Organizations must improve their ability to contain threats before any widespread damage takes place.”
Bit9 + Carbon Black and Blue Coat Partner to Integrate Next-Generation Endpoint Security with Network Security
“Uniting network security and endpoint detection and response is crucial,” said Peter Doggart, vice president, business development, Blue Coat. “By integrating our network analysis and analytics platforms with Carbon Black, the leader in endpoint detection and response, Blue Coat is providing customers with a truly comprehensive end-to-end solution—from complete network to endpoint visibility and detection, to swift and effective incident response and remediation.”
Dimension Data Selects Blue Coat to Provide Global Managed Cloud Security Service Worldwide
“As our clients are increasingly choosing to migrate corporate applications and critical data to cloud platforms, we are seeing growing demand from our clients for the provision of cloud services for web security.” said Matthew Gyde, group executive, security for Dimension Data. “The new offering provides our clients with a comprehensive, risk-reduced route to cloud web security, and is a significant addition to Dimension Data’s comprehensive suite of managed and cloud services for security.”