Symantec announces the release of the new Symantec Endpoint Management Suite to define the next generation of integrated, best-of-breed systems management, endpoint security, and backup and recovery.
According to industry analysts, more than 90 percent of all system vulnerabilities can be eliminated through proper system configuration and patch management. The remaining vulnerabilities require multi-faceted protection against zero-day and new-breed security threats. A strong backup and recovery system is also necessary to protect organisations against data loss, system failure, user error or disaster.
Symantec Endpoint Management Suite secures the endpoint by providing the leading technology in all three areas of system configuration: management, security and recovery.
The suite includes Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0, Altiris Client Management Suite 6, and Backup Exec System Recovery 8 Desktop Edition. In addition, the suite leverages the Symantec Open Collaborative Architecture based on the Altiris service-oriented architecture and configuration management database (CMDB) to further drive the convergence of security and systems management.
The Symantec Open Collaborative Architecture creates greater interoperability between Symantec solutions, and provides partners and customers with the ability to integrate their applications with the Symantec platform. The web services-based architecture provides data sharing and IT automation to streamline process execution and reduce the cost and risk of IT ownership.
Going forward, Symantec expects to use this Open Collaborative Architecture to quickly adapt to customers' requirements for business alignment, cost reduction, improved IT service, an enhanced end-user experience, and proactive security.
Ajay Verma, director, channel and alliances, Symantec India, said, "This initial release of Endpoint Management Suite includes best-of-breed management, security and recovery technology, and is another important milestone in the delivery of our unified strategy for the endpoint. With leading endpoint virtualisation, data loss prevention, data and system protection, IT process automation and network access control technologies, Symantec is uniquely positioned to help our customers be confident in the security and availability of the endpoint."