Symantec uses Microsoft cloud to increase customer security

Symantec uses Microsoft cloud to increase customer security

Microsoft Azure will help deliver Norton to more than 50 million people

Elly Yates-Roberts |

Security firm Symantec is using Microsoft Azure cloud to help deliver its Norton products to over 50 million people and families.

The firm has chosen the Microsoft cloud as part of an initiative to adopt hybrid cloud strategies that support its business, protect company and customer data, and increase operational efficiencies.

With this initiative, Symantec is expecting to increase performance, agility and security, and reduce its operating expenses. Microsoft Azure allows Symantec to innovate quickly, helping protect customers’ digital lives at home and across devices.

“Our focus is helping organisations, governments and people secure their most important data, wherever it lives,” said Sheila Jordan, Symantec senior vice president and CIO. “The cloud is key to our strategy to accelerate innovation internally, streamline operations, and ultimately protect and empower our customers in the digital age. Microsoft has been a strong partner and has helped us to painlessly execute our strategy, far exceeding its commitment to ensure our success.”

Symantec plans to bring its e-commerce system to Microsoft Azure to streamline how customers purchase Norton software online. The company also intends to use the Microsoft cloud for key internal information technology services, including Azure Container Services, machine learning and platform as a service offerings.

“Symantec and Microsoft share a commitment to online security, and it’s exciting to work with Sheila and team to harness the power of the cloud to extend this ongoing effort,” said Scott Guthrie, executive vice president of Cloud and Enterprise at Microsoft. “This demonstrates how Microsoft Azure is uniquely able to handle the biggest, most demanding cloud services in the world.”


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