Symantec upgrades endpoint security solutions

Symantec upgrades endpoint security solutions
Symantec has enhanced its endpoint security.
Published: 30 January 2019 - 6:50 a.m.
By: Mark Sutton

Symantec has announced enhancements to its endpoint security solutions to protect against more sophisticated cyber attack methods.

The company says it is introducing advanced protection and hardening endpoint capabilities. New features include reducing the endpoint attack surface by allowing only known good applications to run, enhancing application discovery and risk assessment, and preventing stealthy attacks.

The upgrades are intended to help tackle hackers that are exploiting complex endpoint environments, and overcome the limitations of traditional endpoint security.

"The diversity and complexity of today's heterogeneous endpoint environment creates multiple opportunities for cyber-attacks," said Fernando Montenegro, Senior Analyst - Information Security, 451 Research. "The deployment of endpoint security software that brings together not only prevention and EDR, but also hardening technologies to further reduce the attack surface is more important than ever."

To address these challenges, Symantec incorporated advanced protection and hardening into its market-leading endpoint security solution which delivers a coordinated, adaptive endpoint defence that is simple for security teams to manage. This defence framework reduces the attack surface and delivers protection from unauthorized access, known vulnerabilities, zero-day attacks, and everything in between. Symantec delivers these technologies through a single agent which is managed by an integrated cloud console, lowering deployment and management complexity.

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