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Broadcom Pioneers Adaptive Protection to Maximize Endpoint Security







Broadcom Pioneers Adaptive Protection to Maximize Endpoint Security

June 2, 2021- Broadcom Inc. today announced the launch of Adaptive Protection, an advanced capability as part of the Symantec Endpoint Security solution. Leveraging the latest advanced machine learning (ML) techniques built on decades of Symantec endpoint security experience, Adaptive Protection delivers enhanced security that is automated and customized for each customer’s environment while ensuring zero impact to productivity. Adaptive Protection effectively enables enterprises to stay ahead of cyber attacks and stop breaches before they happen.

The threat landscape has evolved from commodity attacks to highly sophisticated targeted attacks, such as Evil Corp’s WastedLocker ransomware or DarkSide’s ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline. These groups employ “living-off-the-land” techniques to blend in with normal activity and fly under the radar. Today’s attackers also have a tremendous economy of scale advantage because existing endpoint security products provide the same protection to every customer. Attackers can therefore use the same techniques to attack multiple victims.

While other endpoint products are shipped to customers with many security features turned off by default, Broadcom Software's adaptive approach enables enterprises to realize the full protection value of Symantec endpoint security without generating false-positive alerts that overburden security operations centers (SOCs). Adaptive Protection provides enterprises with an automated endpoint solution that strengthens protection and hardens systems, including:

  • Customized Protection – Security is configured specifically to each customer's environment, making protection better at no cost to the customer and making it harder for attackers to plan and execute attacks
  • Maximized Productivity – Endpoints automatically harden to block more attacks without fear of false positives and the disruption they cause
  • Lowered Costs – Using AI to customize endpoint security to a customer's unique environment, Adaptive Protection reduces expensive configuration overhead and lowers incidents that must be responded to by the SOC

"Organizations have over-relied on protection and detection mechanisms in endpoint security at the expense of strengthening security posture and reducing the attack surface. There should be a more equal balance in organizations' endpoint security arsenals,” said Michael Suby, Research Vice President, Security & Trust at IDC. “Operating across the protection stack, Broadcom's innovative Adaptive Protection enables organizations to rapidly adapt to changing circumstances and confidently reduce the attack surface at enterprise scale.”

“Endpoint protection must stop threats, not just act as a sensor for the SOC. When endpoints can only detect, it overburdens the SOC and attackers are able to move quickly and succeed. The one-size-fits all protection model has been the hurdle,” said Adam Bromwich , VP & GM , Symantec Endpoint Security Division at Broadcom Inc. “Adaptive Protection changes the game by enabling enterprises to shift left automatically, prevent breaches and stop attackers before they get a foothold. This innovation is driven by new machine learning capabilities that leverage our deep understanding of attack actors and techniques, as well as decades of experience ensuring zero impact to productivity.”

Adaptive Protection is available today in Symantec Endpoint Security Complete , leveraging the trusted Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) agent.

Broadcom/Symantec Endpoint Security Complete, as well as other Symantec solutions are available in UK through Simple IT Distribution LTD, Broadcom/Symantec Partner in UK.


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