Cybersecurity firm Symantec Corporation has expanded its Security Operations Center (SOC) with a state-of-the-art facility in Chennai, India. The center will provide security intelligence insights, and faster detection and response through greater regional coverage and visibility of the threat landscape for customers in India and overseas. In addition to being the largest Symantec SOC in Asia Pacific and Japan to support regional customers, this facility will also support customers and other Symantec SOCs across the globe. Powered by the company’s Global Intelligence Network, and more than 100 cyber security professionals, the SOC is designed to bolster cyber defenses and respond to new threats as they emerge 24X7.
“Symantec continues to heavily invest in our global SOC locations,” said Greg Clark, Symantec CEO. “Our strategic expansion in Chennai and other SOC territories highlights our commitment to providing the most evolved cyber security to customers around the world. 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 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,” said Samir Kapuria, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Cyber Security Services at Symantec. “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.”
The expanded 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.