Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint
Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint

HCL, Symantec to expand partnership on security products

Enterprises around the world have been facing security threats, which resulted in the need for managed security services that can protect key assets

New Delhi: India’s fourth largest software exporter HCL Technologies Ltd on Monday said it will expand the scope of its partnership with security software company Symantec Corp. to offer services to enterprises in cloud security, cyber threats and forensic solutions.

The aim is to help enterprises meet their information and risk management needs by building a cyber-resilient service that safeguards them from targeted attacks and persistent threats, the company said.

Enterprises around the world have been facing security threats, which resulted in the need for managed security services that can protect organisations and their assets.

According to the Cyberthreat Defense Report 2015, 70% of respondents’ networks had been breached in 2014—up from 62% in 2013—of which more than 20% had been breached six times or more.

A data breach can have serious consequences, including erosion of brand reputation and loss of shareholder value. Today, as high as 60% of breaches take more than 90 days to be discovered, posing a serious threat to organizations.

Indian information technology firms, including HCL, are looking to tap emerging opportunities in the enterprise security market.

“As 21st Century enterprises adopt digitization in today’s hyper-competitive world, a need for new solutions has emerged in order to secure businesses in the digital world. We are seeing movement of critical workloads to cloud and clients expect enterprise grade security aligned with it," said Kalyan Kumar, senior vice-president and chief technologist, HCL Technologies.

“Our endeavor through this partnership with HCL is aimed at enabling our clients to have greater visibility into the threats in their environments," said Anirban Chakravartti, head of global alliances at Symantec Corporation. “Furthermore, the partnership enables clients to gain more control and take action with the help of HCL’s world class services and our products such as data center security and advanced threat protection."

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