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Symantec Introduces Cloud Workload Protection Suite; Automates Visibility & Security for AWS, Azure and Google Cloud Platform


Only cloud solution to integrate security into DevOps workflows to
protect cloud workloads and storage against malware and threats

Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ:SYMC), the world's leading cyber security
company, has announced new additions to Symantec
Cloud Workload Protection (CWP) Suite
, adding multilayered
anti-malware scanning for workloads, protecting both compute and storage.

The demand for greater business agility has led many organizations to
adopt a hybrid cloud infrastructure often combining on-premises, public
and private clouds. However, traditional on-premises security tools do
not have the cloud-native integrations required to protect and scale
with workloads and storage in these dynamic environments. Symantec CWP
and CWP for Storage include multilayered anti-malware protection powered
by industry-leading Symantec
Endpoint Security
(SEP) technologies to help discover and mitigate
viruses and threats. CWP helps automatically discover, visualize and
protect workloads across heterogeneous hybrid cloud data center
environments using a single agent, single console solution. The solution
supports physical on-premises servers, virtualized private clouds, and
public cloud platforms including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft
Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

"Ransomware attacks continue to hold data hostage, while misconfigured
AWS S3 buckets have resulted in publicly exposed customer data," said
Doug Cahill, group director and senior analyst at Enterprise Strategy
Group. "As enterprises migrate and deploy workloads to the public cloud,
the ability to visualize and secure compute and storage resources across
heterogeneous hybrid cloud environments is increasingly important.
Symantec is the first to offer anti-malware protection for the
combination of AWS S3 storage buckets and public cloud workloads. By
providing enterprises with the flexibility to deploy the right
protections in the cloud and on-premises from a single console, Symantec
CWP helps organizations unify cybersecurity across hybrid clouds."

New features include:

  • Multilayered anti-malware scanning for Windows and Linux compute
    instances and servers to help block the latest malware-based attacks
    such as ransomware and malicious bots
  • Industry-leading endpoint anti-malware technologies, including
    advanced machine learning and file reputation analysis, to help
    discover and block unknown threats and zero-day attacks
  • Automatic and scheduled anti-malware scanning to discover and protect
    Amazon S3 buckets without removing files and objects from the cloud
    environment and alerts that identify misconfigured or publicly
    accessible buckets
  • Integration with DevOps workflows, enabling security that scales
    elastically with dynamic cloud environments
  • Automated visibility and security for workloads across leading public
    cloud providers – AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform
  • Support for Docker containers and orchestration tools including Chef
    and Puppet

Symantec CWP includes workload hardening capabilities such as File
Integrity Monitoring (FIM), unique application isolation, and OS
hardening to help stop zero-day attacks. CWP enables automatic policy
recommendations for rapid and scalable protection of cloud workloads
with discovery of software services and visibility into infrastructure

"Our Integrated Cyber Defense Platform unifies security across cloud and
on-premises environments," said Javed Hasan, senior vice president,
Endpoint, Datacenter and Mobile Enterprise Security at Symantec. "As a
critical component of our ICD Platform, Cloud Workload Protection allows
DevOps practitioners to apply elastic, scalable anti-malware protection
into their CI/CD workflows, while enabling security administrators to
manage heterogeneous cloud environments via an efficient, single console
solution. As such, enterprises in the cloud generation can now benefit
from industry-leading protection powered by Symantec's SEP technologies
within their cloud data center environments."

Symantec CWP Suite is now available. For more information, please visit

About Symantec

Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC), the world's leading cyber security
company, helps organizations, governments and people secure their most
important data wherever it lives. Organizations across the world look to
Symantec for strategic, integrated solutions to defend against
sophisticated attacks across endpoints, cloud and infrastructure.
Likewise, a global community of more than 50 million people and families
rely on Symantec's Norton and LifeLock product suites to protect their
digital lives at home and across their devices. Symantec operates one of
the world's largest civilian cyber intelligence networks, allowing it to
see and protect against the most advanced threats. For additional
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