Symantec Corp has launched SymEd, a new licensing model designed specifically to help academic institutions protect information while managing and securing their IT infrastructure.
SymEd combines essential solutions for threat management, data protection, virtualization, encryption and endpoint protection to support the growing technology demands in academia. The SymEd offering provides a standardized, enterprise-wide platform within the academic institution while providing the flexibility to select additional Symantec solutions to meet the needs of individual departments.
“SymEd enables academia to have confidence in the security of their connected experiences as the learning environment expands to accommodate and provide access to online reference material, assignments, collaboration and rich multimedia content wherever and whenever,” said Mike Maxwell, national director, U.S. State & Local Government and Education at Symantec. “This model allows institutions to secure devices and applications in their environment, protect data and infrastructure from attack and manage inventory and configuration with scalability.”
As educational institutions of all sizes face tighter budgets while simultaneously trying to address the increasing number of devices introduced into the IT environment, IT departments are under pressure to streamline infrastructure and operational costs. SymEd provides a comprehensive centralized management platform and a means to secure and manage multiple endpoints: PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones for both faculty and students whether they are school-issued or personal devices.