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Symantec launches endpoint protection solution based on artificial intelligence

The company's new endpoint security system uses machine learning for multi-layered defense.
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Written by Charlie Osborne, Contributor on

Symantec has launched Endpoint Protection 14, a new security solution which harnesses artificial intelligence to protect clients.

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Announced on November 1, the new security offering is powered by AI and machine learning on the endpoint and in the cloud.

Symantec says that by harnessing machine learning to collate data and detect patterns and anomalies which may indicate a cyberattack, AI provides "a multi-layered solution able to stop advanced threats and respond at the endpoint regardless of how the attack is launched."

Symantec Endpoint Protection combines machine learning, memory exploit mitigation, and threat intelligence provided by Symantec and Blue Coat, which combined their research and security operations in October after Symantec completed the acquisition of Blue Coat for $4.6 billion.

The company also says that the solution is capable of 99.9 percent efficacy, low false positives, and a 70 percent carbon footprint reduction in comparison to past endpoint software.

Symantec Endpoint Protection 14 is now available.

See also: ARM, Symantec build security standard for Internet of Things

Mike Fey, president and chief operating officer at Symantec commented:

"Multi-layered protection, enabled by artificial intelligence, backed by the world's largest and most powerful threat intelligence force, and powered by the cloud -- this is literally the smartest choice in endpoint technologies.

Symantec Endpoint Protection 14 is an essential element of an integrated cyber defense strategy that enterprises require to combat today's advanced threats."

In September, Symantec unveiled Symantec Endpoint Protection Cloud, a tool designed for SMBs to manage antivirus and firewall software, as well as mobility and encryption services.

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