Independent Research Firm Cites Symantec as a Leader in Data Loss Prevention

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., – November 16, 2016 – Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC), the world’s leading cyber security company, today announced it has been named a “Leader” in the Forrester Research Inc. report, The Forrester Wave™: Data Loss Prevention Suites, Q4 2016.

Comprehensive Data Loss Prevention Suite with Robust Capabilities 

The Forrester Wave: Data Loss Prevention Suites, Q4 2016 provides security and risk professionals with evaluations of the most significant Data Loss Prevention (DLP) solutions along with an overview of the current market for DLP. To compile the report, Forrester evaluated the strengths and weaknesses of top DLP suite vendors. Symantec was given the highest possible score across 23 criteria categories including intellectual property protection, endpoint visibility and control, productivity, encryption, security portfolio vision and staffing and related resources.

According to Forrester, “Symantec provides a comprehensive DLP suite with robust capabilities for intellectual property protection, information management, incident management, and encryption support. It also offers a rich set of capabilities to help firms meet privacy requirements. Symantec has the most staffing and resources dedicated to DLP compared with other vendors evaluated in this Forrester Wave. Symantec continues to innovate in this space and has strong brand recognition in the DLP market…. Large enterprises and firms requiring advanced capabilities for intellectual property protection should consider Symantec.”

“Symantec has long been recognized as an innovator in Data Loss Prevention (DLP), and it is my view that being named a ‘Leader’ in the Forrester Wave report is further testament to our strength in the market,” said Mike Fey, president and chief operating officer at Symantec. “For many years, customers have relied on us to protect data in their traditional environments. Today, we are helping secure customers as they move to the cloud, enabling them to control data no matter where it resides. We will continue to provide the comprehensive protection our customers have come to expect, as we extend our capabilities for the cloud generation.”

As organizations increasingly adopt cloud applications and services, it is critical that they protect data in the cloud, while also continuing to protect on-premise data. Symantec’s DLP capability is now extended to the cloud, with full integration of the company’s cloud access security broker (CASB) capabilities, providing a unique, integrated solution that gives customers the confidence that their data is secure—whether it resides on mobile devices, on-premise or in the cloud. Symantec was also named a ‘Leader’ in The Forrester Wave™: Cloud Security Gateways, Q4 2016.

The Forrester Wave™: Data Loss Prevention Suites, Q4 2016 can be found here.