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2013, July 26 - Fujitsu introduces cloud-based messaging security

July 26, 2013
(Information Extracted from the Jamaica Observer dated 26.07.13)

FUJITSU on Tuesday launched a new cloud-based solution that minimises the risks, costs and complexity of ensuring robust messaging security.

Combining breadth of ICT security and cloud expertise from Fujitsu with messaging and web security technology from Symantec, FujitsuCloud 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, the firm stated in a press release.

It's the latest addition to Fujitsu's cloud portfolio, intended to provide businesses with options to modernise their ICT and innovate new types of service.

According to Fujitsu, the Cloud End User Protect is a powerful and flexible way to access best-of-breed messaging security, including e-mail security, encryption and management from the Symantec cloud services core security offering, but with the added benefit of flexible integration with Fujitsu managed security services.

"Fujitsu has over 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 organisational data secure," Cameron McNaught, executive vice-president solutions, Fujitsu International Business, said in a press release.

Anil Chakravarthy, executive vice president information security, Symantec, noted that "Fujitsu's ability to integrate and manage our Symantec cloud services technology enables IT teams to offer their users an end-to-end service, while reducing costs and increasing business flexibility. We believe this is a faster, easier, cheaper way to protect and future-proof information security."

Fujitsu referenced a report by Forrester security analyst Rick Holland, stating that e-mail security is a critical component of any company's security portfolio.

E-mail remains a popular vector for targeted attacks, and a Spamhaus Project study found that over 90 per cent of inbound messages are not legitimate for a variety of reasons, the company said.

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