Symantec Announces Hosted Endpoint Protection
Aimed at cost-conscious businesses, Hosted Endpoint Protection helps companies protect against Web threats.Security specialist Symantec announced the release of Hosted Endpoint Protection, designed to allow small and midsize businesses to protect their Windows-based laptops, desktops and file servers from the proliferation and growing sophistication of threats with the simplicity of a cloud-based service. Hosted Endpoint Protection is designed to safeguard endpoint systems with a single solution managed from a Web-based console offering protection from the endpoint to the gateway. In addition to Symantec Hosted Endpoint Protection, recent enhancements to the MessageLabs Web Security Service roaming support options will allow organizations to monitor and secure the online activity of a highly distributed workforce. MessageLabs Hosted Web Security Service offers enhanced roaming and remote worker support options to help organizations secure and enforce proper Web use in numerous environments.
"A growing number of our clients have central offices with a largely distributed workforce that is either on the road or working from branch offices located across EMEA," said Finian Nally, technical director for E-MIT Solutions, a provider of IT consultancy and management services to SMBs. "With Hosted Endpoint Protection, we have visibility into the health of end user systems and know that their protection levels are current and meet their corporate security requirements regardless of whether they are logged into the network. This part of the workforce is often more difficult to monitor so the ability to manage these distributed systems from a single management console makes our lives much easier and also cuts costs for our clients."