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Symantec to highlight new trends at Gitex

Dubai, September 27, 2011

Symantec, a security, storage and systems management solutions provider, will highlight the evolving threat landscape, cloud computing and data management at a major upcoming ICT show in Dubai.

Gitex 2011 is running from October 9 to 13 at Dubai International Exhibition and Convention Centre.

For the second year running, Symantec will have a presence at both the Cloud Confex as well as at the main Gitex exhibition arena, giving decision-makers the opportunity to understand and discover Symantec cloud strategy and product offerings in the area of mail security, backup and archiving services.

Bulent Teksoz, Symantec, chief security strategist Mena, Symantec will be speaking at the Cloud Confex to highlight security and governance in the cloud environment. Symantec will also be releasing news on upcoming launches and holding a series of demonstrations.

“Businesses in the Middle East are keenly adopting a diversity of new computing models - cloud computing, virtualization, social networking, and mobile computing – but information protection and management remain vital priorities,” said Johnny Karam, regional manager – Mena Symantec.

“Security in the cloud is now a central issue, and Gitex enables Symantec to demonstrate how we supporting customer with cost-effective, standardized security solutions that help them control costs and better utilize their infrastructure.”

The recently launched Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 for Enterprise and SMB markets is expected to generate significant customer interest at Gitex 2011. Symantec will be announcing host of new offerings like appliances for storage and availability management.

Norton, Symantec’s consumer arm, will this year be showcasing the results of locally conducted research on the UAE’s threat landscape, offering insight into the current scope and impact of cybercrime here in the UAE on everyday users.

The Norton Cybercrime Report UAE 2011 has revealed 76 per cent of online users in the UAE have fallen victim to cybercrime in the last year while the cost has reached Dh2.3 billion ($626 million) in total over 12 months.

Despite such shocking figures, only 2 in 10 cybercrime victims said they reported the cybercrime to the police while 53 per cent of residents revealed they don’t have up-to-date security software to protect themselves and their personal information, a statement from Symantec said.

Norton by Symantec will launch the 2012 range of solutions – Norton Internet Security 2012 and Norton AntiVirus 2012. The Norton 2012 products is focused on improving performance and protection, it also includes key security enhancements, including the ability to assess the safety and stability of an application before installation. – TradeArabia News Service




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