Symantec has opened the doors to its new Security Operations Center (SOC) in Chennai, India. The facility is the company's largest SOC in Asia Pacific and Japan and will support customers across the region.
According to Symantec's Internet Security Threat Report 2018, India and China are ranked as the second and third countries with the most detected threats in the world.
On top of that, the cloud generation has accelerated the need for organisations to rethink their security requirements as they become increasingly focused on high connectivity and protection to safeguard their most valuable asset – data.
The Chennai SOC will run through Symantec's Global Intelligence Network with the support of more than 100 trained and qualified cybersecurity professionals.
“The cyber attacks that companies, governments and people face today are multi-faceted, requiring the combination of Symantec intelligence, technology and expertise to bolster defenses to stop advanced threats,” says Symantec's executive vice president and general manager of Cyber Security Services, Samir Kapuria.
“With the expanded Chennai SOC, Symantec CSS continues to sharpen its competitive advantage for our customers as well as our growing network of cyber warriors. Symantec is focused on staying ahead of the evolving threat landscape by integrating advanced technologies and developing innovative tools designed to track unusual behaviors and identify attacks to protect our customers from both internal and external attacks.
While the Chennai SOC is just the latest rollout, Symantec CEO Greg Clark says the company continues to invest in all of its global SOC locations.
“Our strategic expansion in Chennai and other SOC territories highlights our commitment to providing the most evolved cyber security to customers around the world,” Clark explains.
“Symantec's SOCs are powered by the world's largest civilian threat intelligence network, harnessing the power of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), to comb through trillions of telemetry elements. This unique capability provides protection against advanced cyber threats in an increasingly connected world.
The Chennai SOC will offer the full suite of Symantec Cyber Security Services (CSS) capabilities, helping customers reduce operational costs while extending the capabilities of their security teams to expedite response to attacks across on-premises and cloud environments – before, during and after an attack.
Symantec's 500+ certified cybersecurity professionals across six global SOCs analyse over 150 billion security logs worldwide each day to provide enterprise-wide protection, helping organisations strengthen their defenses and respond to new threats as they emerge around the clock.
Globally, Symantec helps secure 175 million endpoints, 80 million web proxy users, 63 million email users and 50 million consumer users.