Posts Tagged ‘Symantec’
Symantec plans to cut up to two in five management roles, but will unveil a fresh batch of ‘senior-level talent’ soon.
Sophos is asserting a bigger presence in MDM, a move that it hopes will give it more leverage to take on bigger challengers as the mobile security space heats up.
Tech Data is arming partners with a comprehensive enablement tool that eases all functions and businesses processes associated with a managed security services businesses — but several competitors are reaping the rewards of a strong head start in this space.
Symantec is upping the value of its managed services offerings with Kaseya plug-ins for its flagship Backup Exec and Symantec Endpoint Protection products. The goal: making a bigger dent in growing SMB markets.
The latest Symantec security threat report revealed that targeted attacks were honing in on SMBs — representing 31 percent of all attacks — indicating that the SMB channel will have little room to be complacent about the security of their smallest customers in the near future.
Most opening keynotes generate excitement and pump up the audience with a “let’s go get ‘em” team spirit. But at Symantec Vision Conference 2013, CEO Steve Bennett laid it out in no uncertain terms that the company is in a state of transition and has a long ways to go before it gets back on track. But it will get better.
Symantec is remaining true to its stated mobility ambitions with a series of security updates to its mobile device management suite. It plans to invest further in MDM, indicating partners can breathe easier when placing bets in this space.
Kaspersky Lab is eyeing federal and education verticals with the formation of a new State Local and Education (SLED) team. While its new public sector push will give the company some leverage against Top Two competitors Symantec and McAfee, the company will likely have to fight long and hard to capture market share from its larger rivals.
Level Platform’s updated Symantec Backup Exec service module now gives MSPs the added ability to monitor backup status across all of the sites they manage from a single Managed Workplace dashboard.
Kaspersky Lab updates its mobile security product, indicating it plans to hold its ground in the tightening MDM race.