Symantec Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) and Symantec Endpoint Protection Mobile (SEP Mobile) solutions have been added to the California Software Licensing Program PLUS (SLP PLUS), enabling government agencies across the state to easily procure more advanced cyber security capabilities. The SLP PLUS contract vehicle, managed by the California Department of General Services, Procurement Division, ensures that the Symantec solutions comply with the new state Endpoint Protection Standard (SIMM 5355-A).

 

This is important because in January the California Department of Technology Office of Information Security released SIMM 5355-A, a set of minimum requirements state agencies must abide by for protection, detection, investigation, containment and remediation. The addition of the Symantec products to the SLP PLUS contract validates that they meet or exceed this standard, ensuring agencies across the state have the most secure capabilities available for procurement.

 

“The State of California is on the leading-edge of change by driving cyber security standards and requirements for endpoint security,” said Jason Crist, Regional Vice President of Sales for Public Sector at Symantec. “This move goes well beyond the status quo of just requiring basic anti-virus protection. We applaud California for its commitment and ambition and believe it’s only a matter of time before more states require a similar improvement of their basic security hygiene. Having the only mobile endpoint security solution on the list, as well as our powerful EDR capability, highlights Symantec’s focus on delivering the most robust endpoint security capabilities on the market today. We are excited to roll these capabilities out across California and across the country.”

For additional information on Symantec EDR, click here.

For additional information on SEP Mobile, click here.