In June 2017, we officially announced the new Symantec Technology Integration Partner Program (#TIPP), bringing together the Blue Coat and Symantec worlds and creating the largest and broadest technology partner eco-system in cyber security.
In this blog, I wanted to share what this means for our customers as well as our technology partners and showcase a new tool we call the Integration Cyber Defense Map - Download the Map
Defending ourselves from cyber threats is hard. If you look at a typical enterprise, they will have acquired around 30-60 security vendors over the years, but unfortunately maybe only half of those would have been deployed. Why? Cyber-security requires discipline, a long-term viewpoint and for all these systems to work together to make operational sense. And that simply hasn’t happened. It’s a shame that many of these systems are just left on the shelf and not fully utilized.
One can argue whether deploying 10 vendors is better than 60, but in any case, it is critical that cyber security systems be able to share data and context about what they know, what has been blocked and why, what they have detected as suspicious and so on. The Symantec Integration Cyber Defense Platform together with TIPP sets up this framework
To help our customers understand how the Integrated Cyber Defense platform can help, we have created an interactive map of all internal and external partner technology integrations.
This showcases many hundreds of integrations across our entire product portfolio and how they map to our own 24 product areas as well as our 23 partner solution categories and our 100+ TIPP partners.
If you are a Symantec End Point or ProxySG customer, simply mouse-over that product to see all the current active partner solutions and then drill down to learn more. Alternatively, if you have deployed deception technologies, another EDR solution, simply mouse-over and find quickly which Symantec products work together. Access the Map Here.
We have a very strong pipeline of additional integrations for 2017 so this map will be updated frequently.
For our technology partners, we have also worked hard to make this the best program in the industry, with access to a rich set of APIs’, product support, demo licensing for engineering and certification, documentation as well as access to our community portal; Symantec Connect, with direct access to over 700,000 users.
Any customers and partners wanting to learn more about TIPP, click here. https://www.symantec.com/partners/programs/technology-integration-partners
Great job on the Integration Cyber Defense Map! Today, most security companies only have a single solution. Our partners struggle with the breadth of our portfolio. This tool quickly helps them visually identify our solutions for the desired use case. Every partner should be leveraging this tool. Well done and THANK YOU!
Nice post and good stuff Peter! It's all about creating an Enterprise Information Security Program that enforces the enterprise security strategy in alignmen to the business strategy, goals and objectives. The risk is the number of tools (solutions) and lack of awarenes of how to use them so having an Integrated Platform would allow them to move much faster. Symantec's Integrated Platform is kind of like having brakes on the car. One can argue brakes slow you down or several can argue brake actually allow you to go faster.