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Symantec Celebrates 13th Consecutive Time as a Leader for Managed Security Services, Worldwide in Gartner Magic Quadrant

Evaluation based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Feb. 13, 2017 – 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 “Managed Security Services (MSS), Worldwide Magic Quadrant Report.”1

This is the 13th consecutive time that Symantec has appeared in the Leaders quadrant. Gartner "defines managed security services (MSSs) as 'security event monitoring, or monitoring and management, of IT security controls and functions delivered remotely via shared services out of security operations centers (SOCs), not through on-site personnel.'" The report evaluated 16 different software vendors on 15 criteria and placed Symantec in the Leaders quadrant.

"We are honored to be recognized for the 13th time in the 'Leaders' Quadrant by Gartner for our end-to-end MSS solution," said Mike Fey, president and chief operating officer at Symantec. "Our recent acquisition of Blue Coat enables us to expand the security advantage of our SOCs and top security analysts with leading technology which further expands our threat hunting solutions, broadens our visibility into cloud risks including gaps originating from rogue IT users and adds more intelligence to our behavioral analytics capabilities. With these additional solutions – including CASB and malware sandboxing/analysis – we are continuing our mission to provide solutions that meet the challenges of today's companies who operate in a hybrid of local and cloud generation environments."

The Gartner Magic Quadrant is a graphical portrayal of vendor performance in a market segment, including categories for leaders, challengers, visionaries and niche players. Criteria by which the vendors are measured include a company's completeness of vision and ability to execute.

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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 suite of products for protection at home and across all of 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 information, please visit or connect with us on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn.


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1 Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Managed Security Services, Worldwide" by Toby Bussa, Kelly M. Kavanagh and Sid Deshpande, January 26, 2017.