Symantec has signed a multi-million dollar contract with Reuters to protect the information, news and technology group’s global network from Internet security breaches.
The four-year agreement is based on providing an enterprise-wide security framework and on-site technical support for the implementation of the solutions.
Having used Symantec solutions previously, Reuters conducted an in-depth evaluation and decided to adopt Symantec products globally. “With operations in more than 200 cities in 100 countries, Reuters needs a security partner capable of supporting our worldwide needs,” said Tim Voss, director at Reuters’ Global IT Security Risk Group. “We also needed technology that can grow with us as we continue the worldwide expansion of our Internet-based business.”
The Reuters programme identifies key business assets and determines potential threats. By understanding the risks, and the degree to which critical business assets are vulnerable to them, Reuters was able to establish procedures to deal with security incidents when they occur.
“It is critical for companies to understand the impact that Internet security, or the lack thereof, can have on the bottom line before it’s too late,” said Gail Hamilton, senior vice president of Symantec’s Enterprise Solutions Division.
Symantec is a leading provider of virus protection, vulnerability assessment, intrusion prevention, Internet content and email filtering, remote management technologies and security services to enterprises around the world. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has worldwide operations in 37 countries.