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Why Go it Alone Trying to Keep Your Organization Safe?

Faced with an increasingly dangerous threat landscape, enterprises should think about bolstering their defenses by partnering with a leader in Managed Security Services

Don’t Go It Alone.  Partner with a Leader in Managed Security Services.

The threat landscape is getting more dangerous because it’s increasingly easy for malware authors to assemble elements (just in time) and deliver malicious payloads, and the likelihood they’ll get caught is very low.  Moreover, there’s far too much misleading information about cyber threats out there — for example, even though zero day threats receive plenty of press, most companies are more likely to be damaged by an aggressive piece of undetected malware combined with an unpatched vulnerability, which isn’t blocked by a security product that’s only partially integrated.

Very few enterprises can hire or keep the right people, spend enough time and money, and put together the type of intelligence and correlation platforms required to keep their organization safe, especially when they’re trying for around-the-clock monitoring with global threat visibility.

What to Do

That’s where Symantec Managed Security Services (MSS) come in. Our security analysts have the expertise and the technology and intelligence platforms to protect your business and minimize the likelihood and impact of a cyber attack, with 24x7 monitoring and a deep understanding of the global threat landscape.  Our MSS is backed up by the largest commercial intelligence platform in the world and more than 1,000 cyber warriors focused on a single mission:  protect the good guys from the bad guys.

Symantec’s MSS works as an extension of your team; our dedicated cyber warriors deliver right-for-you services because you’re different than every other company.  You don’t have a “single” point of contact who can only carry messages, you have a whole team that knows you and your priorities, what makes you different and what really matters to you.  This means lower false positives and more precise detection and remediation recommendations.

I’m a former CISO, so I know the real-life challenges enterprises face when it comes to security. Like you, I had to integrate and coordinate the cacophony of data, devices, intelligence and vendors that don’t talk to each other in a budget constrained environment. Trying to monitor all those services and all that data was a full-time job. I spent too much time fighting fires rather than managing strategic risk and thinking ahead.  But it’s hard to find a trusted advisor who really can execute.

That’s why some CISOs try the do-it-yourself model.  Some build their own internal teams and take comfort because they have “control” over the resources – that’s easy to understand when, in most MSSPs, you’re just considered a number.  But, internal teams only see internal problems.  At Symantec, we see everything.  Internal teams are hard to keep and staff 24x7 and, of course, there usually isn’t any ‘bursting’ capability during a crisis.  At Symantec we attract the best around the globe largely due to our culture and the opportunity to see and do more than anywhere else.

When it comes to Managed Security Services, no one can touch Symantec’s technology, no one can touch our intelligence and no one can touch our service delivery experience. Don’t just take my word for it. For the fourteenth time, Symantec has been named a Leader in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed Security Services, Worldwide.  Come visit one of our Security Operations Centers (SOC), meet our warriors, and ask us tough questions.  We’re the SOC you would build if you had the best technology, intelligence and cyber warriors available.

For More Information:

Read the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed Security Services Report


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About the Author

John Lionato

Vice President, Global Operations, Symantec Cyber Security Services

John Lionato runs the global operations and delivery for Cyber Security Services, including six Security Operation Centers around the world as well as Managed Security Services, DeepSight Adversary Intelligence and Incident Response businesses.

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