Machine learning is a key technology for Symantec

More than a decade of investment in machine learning is paying off for security vendor Symantec. Symantec vice president global portfolio and solutions product management for enterprise security Bhagwat Swaroop (pictured) has been involved in the process of setting a course for the company following the divestiture of Veritas. He told iTWire that Symantec’s unified security strategy has four legs: The use of advanced reputation scoring across all control points, A focus on protecting information, Helping organisations improve their security posture, and Using analytics to underpin those capabilities. So the company collects massive amounts of telemetry from endpoints (Symantec’s security software runs on a quarter of a billion computers and other devices) and its filtering services, and applies machine learning to tease out the important data. Machine learning is “finding…

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