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Broadcom Named a Leader in Cloud Security Gateways

Broadcom’s Symantec DLP Cloud named a leader in the 2021 Forrester Cloud Security Wave

Symantec, as a division of Broadcom, is excited to announce that we have been named a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Cloud Security Gateways, Q2 2021.

Forrester rigorously evaluated the 8 most significant cloud security gateway vendors across 29 criteria, in three distinct areas: Current Offering, Strategy and Market Presence.  We’ve invested significantly in our cloud security offerings, and view Forrester’s assessment as validation of our continued innovation, strong execution and vision. Symantec continues to serve our customers and provide a comprehensive and dependable solution to protect all of our customer’s data in the cloud.

Forrester Wave™ Leader: Cloud Security Gateways, 2021
Forrester Wave™ Leader: Cloud Security Gateways, 2021

The Importance of Both Proxy Based and API-Connectivity

One of the recommendations Forrester makes is that organisations should seek solutions that offer the flexibility of proxy technology for inline network traffic monitoring.  To support remote work scenarios they observed that “API-based connectivity to cloud apps to detect data leaks, malware, threats, and anomalous activities is critically important.”  Symantec’s CloudSOC solution is fully integrated with Symantec’s cloud-native Web Security Service and offers API connectors for many SaaS applications.

In our view, this report recognizes the strength and breadth of our cloud security portfolio; with the highest scores possible in the following criteria:

  1. Cloud Threat Detection
  2. Cloud Malware Protection
  3. DLP Reporting and Integration
  4. DLP Policy Management
  5. User Threat Protection

CloudSOC has also made vast advancements in its unification of DLP, Role Based Access Controls, API integrations and its expanded coverage of SaaS applications.

  • Unification of DLP
    Provides CloudSOC customers the ability to use their existing policies configured in Symantec’s standalone DLP product and apply them to cloud apps via CloudSOC Gateway.
     
  • Role Based Access Controls
    To make it easier for admins to adhere to regulations based on geographic locations, CloudSOC implemented Role Based Access Controls (RBAC) Enforcement through AD Groups to create logical partitions within a single tenant. The partitions could be based on apps within CloudSOC or users and their data.
     
  • API Integrations
    For Business and Cloud Storage Apps: As customers are digitizing their IT workflows, they’re requesting the ability to scan those apps for DLP violations. CloudSOC now supports scanning of DLP violations for the leading app in that category from ServiceNow.

Securing the Future of Remote Work

To provide security management for unmanaged devices, we offer an innovative and elegant solution, CloudSOC Mirror Gateway. This offers a superior way to secure cloud access from your employee’s personal devices without the need of an agent.  How? Our solution uses the strong, inline protection of Symantec CloudSOC CASB combined with our powerful browser isolation capabilities.

Wider industry recognition

We believe our strong cloud security offering speaks volumes, not only by Forrester but also further reinforced by other security analysts. We recently received an Innovation Leadership award for CASB by Frost & Sullivan and our rating in the KuppingerCole Market Compass Cloud Security report consistently displayed our strengths across multiple areas. These accolades underscore our leadership in cloud offering and strategy as the leader of the cloud security market.

The future is bright for Symantec

Symantec knows the future of SASE is tied to a rock solid Cloud Security execution. The makeup of our security combined with our Integrated Cyber Defense Strategy makes for a cohesive and winning combination. At the core of our strategy, is our data centric approach. Combined with the power of a strong security stack, this provides customers with the ability to respond to threats faster and reduces the risk of data loss.

With our recent partnership with Google and the migration of our security software migration to Google Cloud, we are able to scale and accelerate our cloud roadmap, improve latency for our customers and work more efficiently.

The future is bright for our customers with Symantec Cloud Security. Customers should know that our technology investment continues and we intend to continue our journey as an industry leader in security solutions.

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About the Author

Stephen Hearty

Product Marketing Manager at Symantec, a division of Broadcom

Stephen is responsible for messaging, positioning, and go-to-market strategy for the Symantec Information Security portfolio. Stephen has 10+ years experience in Digital and Product Marketing and holds a Masters in Marketing from Dublin City University.

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