Symantec Prepares For Shift To “Security 2.0”

As businesses evolve to rely more on the Web, the idea of security is fast giving way to protection in the eyes of Symantec Corp. The company is embarking on a new strategy for helping businesses counter threats to their data and systems, while at the same time making systems available and easy to use for employees and customers, says Symantec CTO Mark Bregman.

Calling this new tact Security 2.0, Symantec will expand beyond its security products to deliver, or partner to deliver, technology that aids with regulatory compliance, the availability of systems and data, and performance management, Bregman said Wednesday at the Interop conference. More details are expected during an unveiling of Security 2.0 in October.

The strategy also calls for delivering enterprise-quality protection to consumers, including Internet parental control tools and data controls that dictate how personal information is collected and used, Bregman says. At the same time, Symantec wants to help businesses to be more careful about whom they let connect to their networks, the underlying principle of the emerging market for network-access control technology.Read Full Story

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