Symantec Adds Storage, Security to Amazon Cloud

Symantec is hoping that enterprise-class security and data storage management tools will give Amazon’s cloud services wider appeal for corporations.


Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC) is now offering its flagship security and data storage applications as a subscription service through the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).

Customers looking to quickly deploy and manage Symantec’s enterprise-class Endpoint Protection and Veritas Storage Foundation applications can pay an hourly or monthly rate through the EC2 interface rather than installing the security and storage management applications on site.

“It’s significant in the sense that issues of security and information management are top of mind for companies of all sizes right now,” John Magee, Symantec’s vice president of product marketing, told InternetNews.com. “With more and more organizations leveraging Amazon EC2 for their Web sites, customers want to have Symantec protecting those servers and managing those storage servers with the same reliability and security as an on-premise customer.”

Magee said Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) EC2’s leadership position in the cloud computing space made it a natural partner for launching Symantec’s first third-party-hosted, on-demand offering.

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