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HCL and Symantec expand global strategic partnership

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Feb 22, 2016
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Partnership to address Cloud Security, Cyber Threats and Forensics

Noida, India, February 22, 2016: HCL Technologies (HCL) and Symantec today announced their plan to expand their current partnership to help enterprises in areas of Cloud Security, Cyber Threats and Forensic Solutions. HCL and Symantec aim to help enterprises better meet their information and risk management needs by building a cyber-resilient service that safeguards them from targeted attacks and persistent threats.

The emergence of sophisticated security threats has resulted in the need for managed security services that can protect organizations and their assets round-the-clock. According to the Cyberthreat Defense Report 2015, 70 percent of respondents’ networks had been breached in 2014 — up from 62 percent in 2013 — of which, more than 20 percent had been breached six times or more. A data breach can have serious consequences, including erosion of brand reputation and loss of shareholder value. Today, as high as 60% of breaches take more than 90 days to be discovered, thus posing a serious threat to organizations.

“As 21st Century enterprises adopt digitization in today’s hyper-competitive world, a need for new solutions has emerged in order to secure businesses in the digital world. We are seeing movement of critical workloads to cloud and clients expect enterprise grade security aligned with it,” said Kalyan Kumar, Senior Vice President & Chief Technologist – ITO, HCL Technologies. “Working with Symantec, we have transformed our security portfolio to provide customers with comprehensive capabilities against cyber-threats and cyber-attacks with products like Advanced Threat Protection, Data Security and Cloud Security solutions from the Symantec portfolio.”

“Our endeavor through this partnership with HCL is aimed at enabling our clients to have greater visibility into the threats in their environments,” said Anirban Chakravartti, Head, Global Alliances, Symantec Corporation. “Furthermore, the partnership enables clients to gain more control and take action with the help of HCL’s world class services and our products such as DLP, Data Center Security and Advanced Threat Protection.”

The commitment of HCL's Information Security Services to meet the security needs across industry verticals through its quality delivery and partnering approach, has positioned HCL as a leader in this segment. HCL has a wide spectrum of service portfolio that includes Information Security Consulting, Identity & Access Management Service, Transformation & System Integration Service and Managed Security Service, which cut across diversified security products, technology, compliances and service requirements of any industry.

About HCL
HCL Technologies is a leading global IT services company working with clients in areas that impact and redefine the core of their businesses. Since its emergence on global landscape after its IPO in 1999 and listing in 2000, HCL Technologies, along with its subsidiaries, today operates out of 32 countries and has consolidated revenues of US$ 6.1 billion, as on 31st December 2015 (on Calendar Year basis). HCL focuses on 'transformational outsourcing', underlined by innovation and value creation, offering an integrated portfolio of services including Enterprise Digitalization, Internet of Things, Engineering Services Outsourcing and Next Generation IT Outsourcing that focuses on transformation-led infrastructure services, applications services and business services. HCL leverages its extensive global delivery capabilities and integrated innovation labs across the world to provide holistic, multi-service delivery in key industry verticals including Financial Services, Manufacturing, Telecommunications, Media, Publishing & Entertainment, Retail & CPG, Life sciences & Healthcare, Oil & Gas, Energy & Utilities, Travel, Transportation & Logistics and Government. With 103,696 professionals from diverse nationalities, HCL Technologies focuses on creating real value for customers by taking 'Relationships Beyond the Contract'. For more information, please visit www.hcltech.com

About Symantec
Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) is the global leader in cybersecurity. Operating one of the world’s largest cyber intelligence networks, we see more threats, and protect more customers from the next generation of attacks. We help companies, governments and individuals secure their most important data wherever it lives.

Symantec, the Symantec Logo and the Checkmark logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Symantec Corporation or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

For more Information contact:
Kunal Takalkar
Kunal.Takalkar@hcl.com
+91-120-438 2800

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