Infrastructure VAD Arrow ECS has added Symantec Endpoint Protection Cloud (SEP Cloud) and SEP Mobile for its customers through its cloud marketplace ArrowSphere. Symantec SEP Cloud is a cloud-based security solution addressing the needs of small- and medium-sized businesses. SEP Mobile is an effective mobile threat defence solution, delivering threat intelligence to predict and detect a broad range of existing and unknown threats. Initially the solution will be available to customers in the Baltics, Denmark, Finland, France, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
As more data is migrated to the cloud, leveraging solutions such as Microsoft Office 365 and Azure that offer workers new ways of accessing information from a range of devices and locations, it is increasingly important to protect servers and endpoints. As such, it is a key focus for the IT channel. As a leading technology provider in the cloud channel, Arrow brings unique offerings to solution providers, system integrators and resellers looking to transition to a profitable cloud practice, accelerate their current cloud growth, or optimise existing cloud services and investments.
SEP Cloud unifies threat protection and device management for desktop computers, mobile devices, and servers to protect all endpoints and stop ransomware and other sophisticated attacks. The solution includes encryption functionalities, as well as layered detection controls, leveraging machine-learning technology and Symantec’s global intelligence network threat database. A dashboard offers real-time updates on threat activity and compliance.
“Security solutions targeting small and medium-sized enterprises have become even more critical in recent times as advanced threats emerge across almost every industry”, says Alexis Brabant, vice president sales of Arrow ECS. “SME`s form a major part of end customers the IT channel serves, and solving issues particular to SME`s is a key focus for Arrow, in security and beyond.”
“Cloud and mobility present huge opportunities for SMEs”, says Dominique Loiselet, vice president, EMEA, Channel Sales, Symantec. “SEP Cloud and SEP Mobile enable SMEs to benefit from digital transformation by delivering easy-to-configure, pay-as-you-go cybersecurity. Channel organisations are able to work with their customers to build-in data protection across their customers’ preferred cloud and mobile environments.”
In EMEA, Arrow and Symantec look back on 18 years of collaboration. Most recently, Symantec has presented Arrow with three awards during its annual EMEA channel conference in Lisbon. Arrow received Symantec's “Secure One Services Excellence” award for Q1 and Q2 in Symantec's 2019 fiscal year. In addition, Arrow Portugal won the “Best Distributor Team” award, and Arrow France the “Small Business Distributor of the Year” award. The ArrowSphere cloud platform enables solution providers to quote, order and provision a wide variety of cloud solutions in a matter of minutes.