Symantec Recognized as a Leader in IDC MarketScape for Mobile Threat Management
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – November 15, 2017 – Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC), the world’s leading cyber security company, today announced Symantec Endpoint Protection Mobile (formerly Skycure) has been recognized as a “Leader” in the “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Mobile Threat Management Security Software 2017 Vendor Assessment.”1
Addressing the current state of the mobile threat defense market, the report evaluated nine different vendors on nine criteria and placed Symantec in the Leaders Category. There are also Major Players, Contenders and Participants.
In the report, the IDC MarketScape noted: “Symantec Endpoint Protection Mobile will gain from Symantec's cloud and threat intelligence offerings as well as the company's existing customer base and sales structure. Customers looking for a complete solution that will allow for integration into their existing systems will benefit from adding SEP Mobile's MTM product to their mix.”
Managed and unmanaged devices such as tablets and smartphones are growing in prevalence and flooding the workplace, introducing new risk and vulnerabilities, and adding to the overall security challenges businesses face. Last year alone, Symantec’s researchers discovered more than 600 new vulnerabilities on iOS and Android operating systems and mobile malware detections doubled to a total of 18.4 million.2
“We are committed to helping customers protect against advanced threats as their ‘Cloud Generation’ workforce becomes more mobile,” said Mike Fey, president and chief operating officer, Symantec. “Our recent acquisition of Skycure enables Symantec to provide an integrated mobile cyber defense solution that will protect customers’ mobile devices and networks across iOS, Android and Windows. We recognize the importance of offering this protection within the public app guidelines set forth by Apple and Google to ensure futureproofing and employee adoption. Symantec is very proud to be one of the only companies to offer this solution using our patented approach.”
"We are pleased to be recognized by the IDC MarketScape as a Leader in the Mobile Threat Management market. It is very humbling to receive these awards and recognitions but it is even more fulfilling to be solving the real-world problems that our customers are facing today,” said Adi Sharabani, senior vice president, Modern OS Security at Symantec and former CEO of Skycure. “We look forward to developing new mobile innovations within Symantec’s Integrated Cyber Defense Platform and bringing modern operating system security to new and upcoming markets.”
For more information on Symantec Endpoint Protection Mobile, please visit: https://www.symantec.com/products/endpoint-protection-mobile
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 information, please visit www.symantec.com or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
1 Doc #US42373417, September 2017.
2 2017 Symantec Internet Security Threat Report, pages 68 and 71.