Symantec Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed Security Services, Worldwide

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC), the world’s leading cyber security company, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of the Q2 2019 Magic Quadrant for Managed Security Services, Worldwide for the 15th time since the report’s inception in 2005.

The Managed Security Services report evaluated 14 vendors based on completeness of vision and ability to execute against 15 criteria. According to the report, “For other organizations that have little to no security team and a lower security operations maturity, the expectations are that the MSSP will do more than just issue an alert and let the customer fend for itself. They need the MSSP to take an active role in analyzing, triaging, and then disrupting or containing the threat, i.e., they need the MSS to act as a first-level incident responder for them.”

Symantec’s Managed Security Services (MSS) can transform an organization’s security program through its integrated services portfolio powered by industry-leading threat intelligence, advanced 24×7 monitoring, incident response and the unequaled human expertise of its global cyber security network. Through Symantec’s Integrated Cyber Defense Platform, MSS boosts threat detection and response with an ever-evolving suite of capabilities. These include Managed Network Forensics, Managed Cloud Defense, and the recently added Managed Endpoint Detection and Response, which helps organizations quickly discover and resolve threats with deep endpoint visibility and superior detection analytics, reducing mean-time-to-remediation. Strengthened by Symantec’s Global Intelligence Network, the world’s largest civilian threat intelligence network, Symantec’s Cyber Security Services equips organizations with the technology, experience and expertise that are vital for protection, visibility, and control of critical assets, users, and data across cloud and on-premises environments.

“Companies around the world are challenged in maintaining a strong security posture due to a significant skills gap, fragmented tools, increasingly damaging cyber security threats, and the growing complexity of modern cyber security environments. Symantec’s Cyber Security Services provide fully-managed, 24x7x365 threat monitoring, detection, and response to fortify companies against known and emerging threats,” said Samir Kapuria, executive vice president and general manager, Cyber Security Services, Symantec. “We’re honored to be positioned in Gartner’s Leaders quadrant for the 15th time, which we feel is a testament to Symantec’s world-class team of experts and an integrated platform powered by the world’s leading technology, experience and the global visibility required to give our customers an edge and keep them a step ahead of their adversaries.”

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Source: Gartner, “Magic Quadrant for Managed Security Services, Worldwide” Toby Bussa, Kelly Kavanagh, Sid Deshpande, Pete Shoard, 2 May 2019.

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