Symantec Weds Backup and Security for Small Businesses

Tuesday May 25th 2010 by Enterprise Storage Staff

Symantec has combined its data backup and security products for small businesses.

Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC) has combined its data backup and security products for small businesses and given them centralized reporting, making it easier for small companies to adopt comprehensive data protection strategies. With about half of all SMBs lacking proper security and backup and recovery, such combined offerings could help narrow that gap. provides the details.

Recognizing that small businesses prefer software suites to point products, Symantec is bridging the gap between classic endpoint security and backup and recovery with the new Symantec Protection Suite Advanced Business Edition.

Announced today and available in June, Symantec Protection Suite Advanced Business Edition combines Symantec's endpoint and messaging security products with desktop, laptop and server backup and recovery for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).

With an estimated 50 percent of SMBs operating without endpoint protection, 47 percent not backing up their data, and 28 percent of SMBs going out of business when a disaster strikes, Blake McConnell, Symantec's senior director of product management for SMB solutions, says it's time for a wake-up call.

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