Symantec Virtualizes Message Traffic Security
Symantec has optimized a new version of its messaging security appliance for virtual environments.Symantec is treading deeper into the realm of virtualization with a new version of its messaging security product that allows users to instantly adjust spam and virus filtering capacity without having to add or configure the physical infrastructure. Symantec Mail Security 8300 Series Virtual Edition is built with several features designed to help enterprises deal with an ever-surging amount of message traffic. As virtualization spreads throughout the enterprise, Symantec has pursued a strategy to tighten security in virtual environments with partnerships-like Project Hood with Intel-and expanding its own technology.
"Virtualization helps operationalize security, making it something that scales up and down incrementally to meet demand cost-effectively," said Brian Foster, vice president of product management at Symantec, as he discussed the company's virtualization strategy with eWeek last month.