Chennai, INDIA – July 31, 2018 – Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC), the world’s leading
cyber security company, today announced the enhanced expansion of its Security Operations
Center (SOC) in Chennai, India. Customers in India and across the globe can now expect
enriched access to security intelligence insights, and faster detection and response through
greater regional coverage and visibility of the threat landscape in this rapidly growing economy.
The Cloud Generation has accelerated the need for organisations to rethink their security
requirements as they become increasingly focused on high connectivity and protection to
safeguard their most valuable asset – data. The expanded SOC will offer the full suite of
Symantec Cyber Security Services (CSS) capabilities, helping customers reduce operational costs
while extending the capabilities of their security teams to expedite response to attacks across
on-premises and cloud environments – before, during and after an attack.
In addition to being the largest Symantec SOC in Asia Pacific and Japan to support regional
customers, this facility will also support customers and other Symantec SOCs across the globe.
Powered by our Global Intelligence Network, and more than 100 dedicated, highly trained and
qualified cyber security professionals, this SOC is designed to bolster cyber defenses and
respond to new threats as they emerge 24X7.
“Symantec continues to heavily invest in our global SOC locations,” said Greg Clark, Symantec
CEO. “Our strategic expansion in Chennai and other SOC territories highlights our commitment
to providing the most evolved cyber security to customers around the world. Symantec’s SOCs
are powered by the world’s largest civilian threat intelligence network, harnessing the power of
artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), to comb through trillions of telemetry
elements. This unique capability provides protection against advanced cyber threats in an
increasingly connected world.”
“The cyber attacks that companies, governments and people face today are multi-faceted,
requiring the combination of Symantec intelligence, technology and expertise to bolster
defenses to stop advanced threats,” said Samir Kapuria, Executive Vice President and General
Manager, Cyber Security Services at Symantec. “With the expanded Chennai SOC, Symantec CSS
continues to sharpen its competitive advantage for our customers as well as our growing
network of cyber warriors. Symantec is focused on staying ahead of the evolving threat
landscape by integrating advanced technologies and developing innovative tools designed to
track unusual behaviors and identify attacks to protect our customers from both internal and
Symantec’s 500+ certified cyber security professional across six global SOCs analyze over 150
billion logs worldwide each day to provide enterprise-wide protection, helping organizations
strengthen their defenses and respond to new threats as they emerge around the clock, all year
round. Globally, Symantec helps secure 175 million endpoints, 80 million web proxy users, 63
million email users and 50 million consumer users.