Symantec Powers Consumer Security With the Microsoft Cloud
Microsoft announced that cybersecurity leader Symantec is using the Azure cloud to help deliver its Norton consumer products to a global community of more than 50 million people and families. Azure provides Symantec with a highly reliable, trusted cloud that offers global scale and cost efficiencies.
This partnership stems from a Symantec initiative to adopt hybrid cloud strategies that support its business, protect company and customer data, and increase operational efficiencies. With this initiative, Symantec is expecting to not only increase performance, agility and security, but also reduce its operating expenses. Azure allows Symantec to innovate quickly, helping protect customers’ digital lives at home and across devices.
Working with the Microsoft team, Symantec designed and developed new cloud services, and migrated 105 critical consumer digital safety capabilities to Azure, such as reputation scoring, security telemetry and advanced threat protection. In addition, Symantec set up real-time dashboards to track and report financial, operational and security metrics to govern adoption and utilization.
Based on 25 years of experience, the Norton brand continually evolves its product offerings to help reduce cybercrime. The service is backed by Symantec’s technology innovation and the world’s largest civilian threat intelligence network, which tracks more than 700,000 global adversaries and records events from 98 million attack sensors worldwide in more than 157 countries and territories.
Microsoft continues to work closely with Symantec to ensure the ongoing success of the initiative. Next, Symantec will bring its e-commerce system to Azure to streamline how customers purchase Norton software online. The company also plans to use the Microsoft Cloud for key internal information technology services, including Azure Container Services, machine learning and platform as a service offerings.