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Symantec inaugurates cyber security centre in Singapore

IN a boost to Singapore's efforts to beef up online security and become a cyber-security hub, Symantec Corp on Wednesday inaugurated a new dedicated Security Operations Centre (SOC) in Singapore. The centre is part of the online security company's plan to invest US$50 million globally to beef up its cyber security services business.

The Singapore SOC will double Symantec's cyber security service expertise in the Asia-Pacific region, said Samir Kapuria, SVP and general manager of cyber security services at Symantec.

Now more than ever, organisations require a deeper security understanding and strong proactive security measures to gain the upper hand on adversaries, he added.

Symantec's SOCs analyse 30 billion logs worldwide each day to provide enterprise-wide protection to help organisations strengthen their defences and respond to new threats as they emerge. The Symantec official added that with the launch of the SOC in Singapore, businesses will have access to intelligence, accurate threat detection and proactive notification of emerging threats to ensure their most sensitive data is protected.

The new SOC will also enable businesses to shorten the time between detection and response, reduce operational costs and proactively counter emerging threats.