announces new SaaS services

Symantec announced a number of new service enhancements which will bring more of Symantec’s technologies to the cloud, offering increased flexibility of choice to customers while also increasing service manageability.’s service enhancements include:

Automatic backup – Ideal for small businesses looking to offload their IT infrastructure, Symantec Backup will automatically protect the data on customer PCs and servers with simple, online backup and recovery.

Larger organizations wishing to protect remote workers or smaller satellite offices can use this new cloud service while still using traditional Backup Exec software at the main office. A beta for Backup will begin in June and the service will be available later this year.

Simplified archiving – email archiving services help businesses of all sizes securely address the challenges of email storage management, legal discovery and regulatory compliance, with the ease and efficiency of a cloud-based service.

Symantec will introduce future enhancements to email archiving services under the name Symantec Enterprise in June 2011. These services have seen growth worldwide with a 139 percent increase in customers.

Increased manageability – Making services even easier to access and manage, a new iPhone app in beta release from, allows customers of email, web, and IM security offerings to easily view historical data, reports and charts, as well as important product and service information from their handheld device. The app also provides administrators with the ability to manage users and create and issue support tickets from their device.

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