Microsoft has made a public statement saying that Symantec is now using Azure Cloud Security to support users of Norton Security products. The announcement clarifies that Symantec has moved “105 Critical Consumer Digital Safety Capabilities” to Microsoft’s data centers in order to support things like reputation scoring, security telemetry, and advanced threat protection.
The announcement also indicated that Symantec will now on use Azure platform to track financial, operational and security metrics.
In coming days, Symantec is also intending to move its e-commerce system, used by consumers to buy security products of Norton Online. Also, the security firm is planning to use Azure Container Services, Machine learning, and Platform-as-a-service offerings.
Sheila Jordan, the Vice President and CIO of Symantec confirmed this news and said that her company’s focus will be to help businesses, government agencies, and people secure their most important data, wherever it lives.
She added that Symantec’s tie-up with Microsoft Azure will play a key role in accelerating innovation, streamlining operations and ultimately protecting and empowering customers.
The alliance between Microsoft and Symantec goes back to years. But the latest acceleration of their relationship comes afresh as Symantec looks to adopt Hybrid Cloud Strategies to improve its agility and performance along with lowering of operational costs.
Note- Norton has over 50 million customers worldwide. The company was acquired by Symantec in 1990 and is running as its subsidiary since then. In 2014, Symantec decided to split its business into two units- one focused on security (Norton) and one on Information management.