CHENNAI, India--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 31, 2018--Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC), the world’s leading cyber security company, today announced the enhanced expansion of its Security Operations Center (SOC) in Chennai, India. Customers in India and across the globe can now expect enriched access to security intelligence insights, and faster detection and response through greater regional coverage and visibility of the threat landscape in this rapidly growing economy.

The Cloud Generation has accelerated the need for organizations to rethink their security requirements as they become increasingly focused on high connectivity and protection to safeguard their most valuable asset – data. The expanded SOC will offer the full suite of Symantec Cyber Security Services (CSS) capabilities, helping customers reduce operational costs while extending the capabilities of their security teams to expedite response to attacks across on-premises and cloud environments – before, during and after an attack.

In addition to being the largest Symantec SOC in Asia Pacific and Japan to support regional customers, this facility will also support customers and other Symantec SOCs across the globe. Powered by our Global Intelligence Network, and more than 100 dedicated, highly trained and qualified cyber security professionals, this SOC is designed to bolster cyber defenses and respond to new threats as they emerge 24X7.

“Symantec continues to heavily invest in our global SOC locations,” said Greg Clark, Symantec CEO. “Our strategic expansion in Chennai and other SOC territories highlights our commitment to providing the most evolved cyber security to customers around the world. Symantec’s SOCs are powered by the world’s largest civilian threat intelligence network, harnessing the power of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), to comb through trillions of telemetry elements. This unique capability provides protection against advanced cyber threats in an increasingly connected world.”

“The cyber attacks that companies, governments and people face today are multi-faceted, requiring the combination of Symantec intelligence, technology and expertise to bolster defenses to stop advanced threats,” said Samir Kapuria, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Cyber Security Services at Symantec. “With the expanded Chennai SOC, Symantec CSS continues to sharpen its competitive advantage for our customers as well as our growing network of cyber warriors. Symantec is focused on staying ahead of the evolving threat landscape by integrating advanced technologies and developing innovative tools designed to track unusual behaviors and identify attacks to protect our customers from both internal and external attacks.”

Symantec’s 500+ certified cyber security professional across six global SOCs analyze over 150 billion security logs worldwide each day to provide enterprise-wide protection, helping organizations strengthen their defenses and respond to new threats as they emerge around the clock, all year round. Globally, Symantec helps secure 175 million endpoints, 80 million web proxy users, 63 million email users and 50 million consumer users.

About Symantec Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC), the world's leading cyber security company, helps organizations, governments and people secure their most important data wherever it lives. Organizations across the world look to Symantec for strategic, integrated solutions to defend against sophisticated attacks across endpoints, cloud and infrastructure. Likewise, a global community of more than 50 million people and families rely on Symantec's Norton and LifeLock product suites to protect their digital lives at home and across their devices. Symantec operates one of the world's largest civilian cyber intelligence networks, allowing it to see and protect against the most advanced threats. For additional information, please visit www.symantec.com or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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