in brief Security firm Symantec has secured a $5.5 million contract with the Department of Defence which will see it provide the department with its Control Compliance Suite (CCS).
The suite will cover Defence's classified environments and is not user based, according to an official Department of Defence statement. The deal was published on government tender website AusTender on 30 March and will last for a period of just over a year, ending 30 June 2011.
According to Symantec's website, the suite helps "dramatically reduce the cost of managing compliance through process automation". Defence said it would integrate the suite with its existing information security management tools to "enable better information security management of the Defence Information Environment".
The contract further extends the ongoing relationship Symantec has had with Defence over the past eight years, the department said.