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Interoute strengthens its security offering by joining Symantec’s cloud service provider program

Europe's largest cloud has secure silver lining with Symantec.cloud

London, 20 November 2012 - Interoute, owner operator of Europe's largest cloud services platform, has joined forces with Symantec , the global leader in security, backup and availability solutions, to integrate its best-in-class security products with Interoute's Managed Security Services cloud offering. Interoute is adding a further layer of security into its cloud network so that European enterprises can access a full range of security products in the cloud. Organisations working with Interoute can now enhance how they administer, monitor, and protect their information resources in order to mitigate constantly evolving security threats.

Strengthening its cloud security portfolio, Interoute is now offering email antivirus, antispam, image and content control, endpoint protection, instant messaging protection, email archiving and continuity from Symantec.cloud. From the network level of Interoute's secure cloud environment, through to Interoute's Managed Firewall Service and Managed Network Intrusion Prevention Service, Interoute is delivering a complete security service that can be tailored to meet an organisation's exact security needs.

The latest predictions from Gartner state worldwide spending on security solutions is expected to rise to $60 billion in 2012*, as a result of increasingly targeted and sophisticated security threats. This partnership enables enterprises to work smarter and more securely, with the ability to better manage their business irrespective of whether services are being accessed from inside or outside the corporate firewall. The Symantec.cloud services maintain corporate data usage policy regardless of whether it is accessed from a corporate site or a roaming user. Hosted endpoint protection also ensures that laptops and desktops are automatically updated from the moment they are connected to the internet.

Jeff Finch, Security Services Manager at Interoute said, "This partnership with Symantec is testament to our commitment to help enterprises across Europe protect their business assets from an increasingly intricate web of security threats. We are giving enterprises cost competitive and secure access to their business critical applications and data, through Interoute's pan European cloud environment. The addition of Symantec's cloud services to Interoute's portfolio marks a significant step forward, giving enterprises access to cutting-edge cloud security solutions."

Matthew Bruun, Director, Product Specialist Sales EMEA, Symantec.cloud added: "Interoute brings a deep level of network security knowledge to cloud-based solutions, and our combined expertise will deliver complete security solutions which is vital in protecting our joint customers from a rapidly evolving threat landscape. Interoute has the proven technical and support skills in place to incorporate our best-of-breed Symantec.cloud security services into its expansive cloud services portfolio and we look forward to a positive partnership that will significantly benefit our customers."

To find out more contact [email protected]. For a full list of Symantec.cloud products offered by Interoute as part of its Managed Security Services, please click here.

* Gartner, Inc. Forecast Overview: Security Infrastructure, Worldwide, 2010-2016, 2Q12 Update.

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About Interoute
Interoute Communications Ltd is the owner operator of Europe's largest cloud services platform, which encompasses over 60,000 km of lit fibre, 9 hosting data centres and 32 collocation centres, with connections to 140 additional third-party data centres across Europe. Its full-service Unified ICT platform serves international enterprises, as well as every major European telecommunications incumbent and the major operators of North America, East and South Asia, governments and universities. These organisations find Interoute the ideal partner for computing, connectivity and communications and developing new services. Its Unified ICT strategy has proved attractive to enterprises looking for a scalable, secure and unconstrained platform on which they can build their voice, video, computing and data services, as well as service providers in need of high capacity international data transit and infrastructure. With established operations throughout mainland Europe, North America and Dubai, Interoute also owns and operates dense city networks throughout Europe's major business centres. http://www.interoute.com/

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