Computer Sciences Corporation (NYSE: CSC) and Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced that they have entered into an alliance to offer integrated, end-to-end managed security services (MSS) worldwide. Under the agreement, Symantec will provide key elements of its security monitoring services, including intrusion detection, security device management, data analysis and correlation, further enhancing CSC’s comprehensive security solutions offering.
This alliance brings together the experience of two leading security providers to meet unique customer requirements across industry and government. The joint offering combines Symantec’s capabilities as a global leader for information security with CSC’s heritage of experience delivering comprehensive security to government agencies and global enterprises. Combined capabilities include security architecture and planning, vulnerability assessments, security device monitoring and management, intrusion detection and prevention systems, incident response and forensics.
“This agreement enhances CSC’s ability to deliver business results that provide cost-effective protection to clients,” said Chris Steinbach, vice president of CSC’s Global Security Solutions organisation. “We’re very pleased to strengthen our ability to offer best-in-class security. This unparalleled combination of Symantec’s expertise in security monitoring with CSC’s experience and portfolio of security solutions will ensure our customers’ IT infrastructures are secure, available and well-managed.”
“Our customers have complete end-to-end security requirements,” said Grant Geyer, vice president, Symantec Managed Security Services. “Leveraging Symantec’s intelligence and security monitoring and management services, with CSC’s range of security expertise will enable us to truly deliver end-to-end managed security services to meet the complex and broad needs of organisations doing business on the Internet.”
“This relationship combines the strengths of Symantec’s and CSC’s security services capabilities to opportunistically target new markets,” said Allan Carey, program manager for security and business continuity services at IDC, a leading provider of global IT research and advice. “By leveraging Symantec’s expertise in the MSS market, CSC will further enhance its full portfolio of security solutions and enable clients to benefit from additional proactive security options through one service delivery experience.”
CSC’s comprehensive security solutions offer a full range of protection, from facilities and systems to people and information. As trusted advisor to Fortune 500 companies and prominent U.S. Federal agencies, CSC’s global security solutions enable clients to achieve regulatory compliance, ensure business continuity and limit enterprise and executive liability.
Symantec Managed Security Services leverages global intelligence to offer fast and accurate analysis of security data to protect customers against emerging threats and reduce overall security risk. Its 24×7 real-time services enhance an organisation’s information security posture through continuous monitoring and management, expert analysis, and immediate response to potential security threats.
Symantec is the global leader in information security providing a broad range of software, appliances and services designed to help individuals, small and mid-sized businesses, and large enterprises secure and manage their IT infrastructure. Symantec’s Norton brand of products is the worldwide leader in consumer security and problem-solving solutions. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has operations in more than 35 countries. More information is available at www.symantec.com.
Founded in 1959, Computer Sciences Corporation is a leading global information technology (IT) services company. CSC’s mission is to provide customers in industry and government with solutions crafted to meet their specific challenges and enable them to profit from the advanced use of technology.
With approximately 79,000 employees supporting continuing operations, CSC provides innovative solutions for customers around the world by applying leading technologies and CSC’s own advanced capabilities. These include systems design and integration; IT and business process outsourcing; applications software development; Web and application hosting; and management consulting. Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., CSC reported revenue of $13.9 billion from continuing operations for the 12 months ended Dec. 31, 2004. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at www.csc.com.