Symantec recently announced that it has invested a million Australian dollars in its Security Operations Center (SOC) in Sydney.

"Primarily, the money went towards more infrastructure and resources," writes ZDNet's Michael Lee. "In particular, it can now collect more information from customer logs in a more efficient manner and improve its threat detection techniques. The expansion has also upgraded the operations centre's systems so that customers have greater visibility into what security threats and risks might affects their infrastructure and assets."

"Symantec's expansion of its Sydney facility is timed to support the company's Symantec Managed Security Services (MSS) group, which encompasses security operations capabilities and security response skills that will service Australian and worldwide customers," writes CSO Online's David Braue. "The facility is part of a follow-the-sun security service that, taken globally, supports an MSS team that every month analyses over 275 billion security log entries, identifies approximately 40,000 potential security events, and escalates more than 4000 confirmed security intrusions for remediation."

"Businesses today are operating in times of advanced persistent threats, targeted attacks, socially engineered malware and even politically motivated hacktivist attacks," Peter Sparkes, Symantec's Director of Managed Security Services for Asia Pacific and Japan, said in a statement. "With these changes, they require powerful technology, accurate threat intelligence, proven processes and experienced professionals to combat them."