Symantec Tests Software-As-A-Service For Backups

Symantec is launching a software-as-a-service platform aimed at bringing security offerings to small- and medium-sized businesses. The Cupertino, California-based security company has announced that the Symantec Protection Network – Online Backup Service has gone into beta testing and is slated to officially be made available later this year. The Symantec Protection Network – Online Backup Service aims to address disaster recovery needs. It's designed to let small and medium businesses stay current with advancements in backup and recovery technology, but without the periodic migrations or upgrade processes required with on-site systems. With this service, the data would be stored off-site in Symantec's data centers.

"Small and mid-sized businesses, like their enterprise counterparts, are facing new and significant challenges pertaining to data protection. Symantec Protection Network -- Online Backup Service leverages the software-as-a-service model to offer sub-enterprise firms a more affordable way to get access to proven data protection technology," said Doug Chandler, program director at IDC, in a written statement.

News source: InformationWeek

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