NTT and Symantec launch ‘Web Security-as-a-Service’

New 'WSaaS' product offers reduced complexity for management of security services

NTT Security has announced the first fruits of its partnership with Symantec, unveiling a new cloud-based Web Security-as-a-Service offering.

The service will focus on providing customers with management and monitoring capabilities for their cloud-based and on-premise security products, as well as providing threat analysis and protection in its own right. It's designed to help organisations improve their compliance posture and simplify the task of monitoring their security infrastructure.

"The unified service is a vital step towards reducing security complexity and accelerating our clients' digital transformation for their cloud journey," said NTT CTO Kazu Yozawa. "WSaaS delivers convenient cloud-based security services with advanced threat detection and response.

"The advantages of cloud-based security services are easy and enable swift deployment of secured internet access. The same controls and security policies can be applied to distributed locations covering all aspects of today's enterprise businesses from cloud and mobile through to on-premise."

The service will use intelligence data from both Symantec and NTT Security, which will go into speeding up security analysis and hardware deployment.

"The cloud presents tremendous opportunity for organisations, but also introduces a whole new set of security and compliance risks," added Greg Clark, Symantec CEO.

"Symantec has invested heavily in innovations and integrations of CASB, network security proxies and endpoint solutions to solve these cloud generation challenges. We are very proud to be partnering with NTT Security to deliver these innovations to our joint customers."

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