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Fujitsu Delivers Robust, End-to-End Cloud-Based Messaging Security Powered by Symantec

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 6:16 PM


News facts:

- New Fujitsu Cloud End User Protect minimizes the risks, costs and complexity of ensuring IT security and compliance

- Cloud delivery offers cost savings, agility and comprehensive protection against security threats

- Fujitsu is building an end-to-end cloud portfolio, designed to provide businesses with the choice they need to modernize their information and communications technology and innovate new types of service

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fujitsu today launched a new cloud-based solution that minimizes the risks, costs and complexity of ensuring robust messaging security. Combining the breadth of information and communications technology (ICT) security and cloud expertise from Fujitsu with messaging and web security technology from Symantec, Fujitsu Cloud End User Protect provides an end-to-end security solution for medium to large enterprises, bringing a new cloud-based delivery method to Fujitsu's extensive security services portfolio.

This is the latest addition to Fujitsu's comprehensive cloud portfolio, intended to provide businesses with the choice they need to modernize their ICT and innovate new types of service.

According to a report by Forrester security analyst Rick Holland, email security is a critical component of any company's security portfolio. Email remains a popular vector for targeted attacks, and a Spamhaus Project study found that more than 90 percent of inbound messages are not legitimate for a variety of reasons. Security provided as a service is an increasingly popular delivery method, with enterprises adopting new models, such as Software as a Service (SaaS), with additional benefits such as the off-premise isolation of suspect messages.1

Fujitsu Cloud End User Protect is a powerful and flexible way to access best-of-breed messaging security, including email security, encryption and management from the Symantec Email Security.cloud and Symantec Enterprise Vault.cloud service offerings, with the added benefit of flexible integration with Fujitsu managed security services. Specifying and delivering IT and cloud projects is complex, and Fujitsu Cloud End User Protect takes the burden of implementing and managing the IT security system away from in-house IT teams, allowing them to focus on IT modernization and business innovation.

Delivered via a cloud-based model with flexible monthly payment terms, Fujitsu Cloud End User Protect eliminates capital expenditure and reduces the need for new hardware or software. Continuous security is assured with Symantec's Skeptic heuristics engine and real time link-following technology, which protects against sophisticated threats and malicious content. Additionally, Symantec's cloud service also ensures malware and targeted attacks can be dealt with at a safe distance from the customer's network.

Services within Fujitsu Cloud End User Protect, which can be provided on its own or as an entire end-to-end solution, include:

  • Expert advice to assess requirements and develop appropriate security measures
  • Rapid implementation and fast roll-out capability
  • Ongoing service, from basic monitoring to fully managed Security Service Desk

Supporting quotes
Cameron McNaught, EVP Solutions, Fujitsu International Business
"Fujitsu has more than 40 years of experience protecting our customers' information in the face of mounting security threats. Our strategic partnership with Symantec gives customers the benefit of our combined expertise, offering the highest standards of service to meet the diverse needs of end users and keep organizational data secure."

Anil Chakravarthy, EVP Information Security, Symantec
"In an effort to reduce complexity and maximize resources, many organizations are moving to the cloud. By combining Symantec's messaging security cloud technologies with Fujitsu's extensive services and expertise, customers can confidently implement a fast and simple cloud solution that protects and secures their information, while increasing business flexibility and giving them the competitive advantages they need to drive their business forward with confidence."

Pricing and availability

Fujitsu Cloud End User Protect will be available in all major global regions in the second half of 2013.

The service is available with Fujitsu's managed security services from local sales representatives.

Notes to Editors

1      The Forrester Wave™: Email Content Security, Q4 2012, Forrester Research, Inc., November 15, 2012 

Online resources

-  Fujitsu Cloud End User Protect: http://www.fujitsu.com/global/services/application/saas/end-user-protect/

-  Read the Fujitsu blog: http://blog.ts.fujitsu.com

-  Follow Fujitsu on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Fujitsu_TS   

-  Follow us on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/fujitsu    

-  Find Fujitsu on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/face2fujitsu   

-  Fujitsu pictures and media server: http://mediaportal.ts.fujitsu.com/pages/portal.php     

-  For regular news updates, bookmark the Fujitsu newsroom: http://ts.fujitsu.com/ps2/nr/index.aspx

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.4 trillion yen (US$47 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.

All other company or product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Information provided in this press release is accurate at time of publication and is subject to change without advance notice.

CONTACT: Media contacts
         Fujitsu America, Inc.
         Victoria Hansen, Corporate Communications
         224-545-2705
         victoria.hansen@us.fujitsu.com
         
         Finn Partners
         Carol Edwards
         212-593-5858
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