Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced yesterday that Symantec has decided to shift its vast cloud workloads onto its strategic infrastructure to deliver cloud security to its global customers. By doing so, Symantec is working towards transitioning its offerings from legacy applications into cloud-based solutions, making the leap that many businesses are currently working towards.
Thus, from now on, a data lake will be set up on AWS to harvest data from 175 million endpoints and more than 57 million attack sensors of Symantec.
Symantec is said to have selected AWS for its scale and comprehensive cloud capabilities like analytics, data services, machine learning and smart container management. The company is also planning to utilize AWS Marketplace for efficiently delivering its offerings to its 50 million active users worldwide.
“As our cloud-first approach to engineering requires a highly scalable and reliable infrastructure. We have selected AWS as it offers a platform that helps deliver services faster to the market and ensuring that security remains as a top priority”, said Raj Patel, Vice President, Cloud Platform Engineering at Symantec.
He added that with the latest integration, Symantec will show its commitment to protect the cloud generation with its leading security products by leveraging the AWS cloud services to the core.
Note- In October 2017, Microsoft made an official announcement that Symantec was using its Azure Cloud Security to support users of Norton Security products- now a subsidiary of Symantec. The platform will be used by Symantec to track finances, operations and security metrics of Norton users.