Microsoft moves Symantec into the cloud

105 services have been migrated from Symantec's on-premise infrastructure to Microsoft Azure

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Microsoft is helping Symantec modernise its cybersecurity delivery process by migrating more than 100 of its Norton-branded capabilities to Microsoft Azure, including reputation scoring, security telemetry and advanced threat protection tools.

Symantec decided to use Azure for its business transformation because it felt the platform provided the performance, agility and security of its platform, while also reducing operating expenses associated with on-premise infrastructure.

"Our focus is helping organizations, governments and people secure their most important data, wherever it lives," said Sheila Jordan, Symantec senior vice president and CIO.

"The cloud is key to our strategy to accelerate innovation internally, streamline operations, and ultimately protect and empower our customers in the digital age. Microsoft has been a strong partner and has helped us to painlessly execute our strategy, far exceeding its commitment to ensure our success."

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Microsoft also helped Symantec design and develop new cloud-focused applications, alongside dashboards that allow the business to track and report on the financial, operation and security metrics involved with its hybrid cloud approach.

"Symantec and Microsoft share a commitment to online security, and it's exciting to work with Sheila and team to harness the power of the cloud to extend this ongoing effort," said Scott Guthrie, executive vice president of Cloud and Enterprise at Microsoft. "This demonstrates how Azure is uniquely able to handle the biggest, most demanding cloud services in the world."

The next stage in the relationship is to migrate Symantec's e-commerce system to Azure, making it easier for customers to buy Norton-branded security products from the security firm's website. Further into the future, Symantec will implement Microsoft's Cloud to develop services for the company's internal teams, including Azure Container Services, machine learning and platform as a service offerings.

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