Craig Scroggie, vice president and managing director Pacific region, Symantec, said the updated system gives the department enterprise-wide protection against viruses, worms, Trojans, botnets, rootkits, spyware and adware.
'The department can benefit from features such as Symantec Insight, the reputation-based security technology that identifies new threats as they are created by tracking the age, prevalence and security rating of nearly every program file on the internet, Scroggie said.
'It's crucial for educational institutions to provide students and staff with state-of-the-art defence against all types of attacks. Symantec Endpoint Protection is one of the fastest, most powerful endpoint protection security solutions available on the market today. It integrates essential security tools into a single, high performance agent with a single management console and provides leading protection without comprising performance.'
The Tasmanian Department of Education purchased Symantec Endpoint Protection through Symantec partner, Alphawest, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Optus, after an extensive request for tender (RFT) process earlier this year.