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Opus selects Symantec for endpoint security needs

05 Dec 12

Opus International Consultants has rolled out Symantec Endpoint Protection to almost 3,000 endpoints around the world, covering all the company's security needs.

The global infrastructure consultancy, headquartered in Wellington, says it explored several security vendors to determine which solution could meet its changing long term requirements.

After reviewing solutions from four vendors, Opus selected Symantec Endpoint Protection based on the company's "industry reputation, future-proofing, functionality, ease of use, seamless migration, ease of updating and competitive price point."

Housing a complex IT environment with a range of operating systems, Opus runs Microsoft on desktops and Linux environments on servers with around one third of the fleet of 2,500-3,000 machines are laptops.

Opus’ global workforce requires a licensing and support model that can cope with technology deployed globally and managed locally.

Bruce Tinsley, CIO Opus International Consultants, said that within Opus’ distributed and disparate IT environment, Symantec Endpoint Protection fared best in the company’s in-house testing and competitive evaluation.

“A few users were resistant but they were quickly won over by the ease of use and quality performance,” he said.

“I was pleasantly surprised at the simplicity of the transition from our previous provider and the overall implementation as well as the level of protection.”

Currently upgrading to Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1, Bruce says the process has been "straightforward and is going very smoothly."

“We spend time understanding our customers’ needs and building solutions that meet their requirements for today and well into the future,” says Brenton Smith, vice president and managing director, Pacific region, Symantec.

“Opus is just one example of how we’ve worked hard to ensure the security and performance of Symantec Endpoint Protection remains unrivalled, even within complex IT environments.

"We’re very pleased with the outcomes we’ve achieved at Opus and look forward to continuing our successful relationship.”

Going forward Opus also has plans to add smartphones and tablets into their network according to Bruce.