Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Symantec Helps MobiTV, Inc. Deliver Mobile Experiences

Symantec Corp. announced MobiTV, Inc., a leading provider of technology solutions that deliver media over wireless and broadband networks, relies on Symantec information security and management software suites to automate IT processes, consolidate multiple security technologies and reduce email storage space.

MobiTV's end-to-end managed service platform enables the delivery of 100 television and video channels from more than 50 content providers, including NBC, ABC, ESPN Mobile TV, Disney Channel, FOX News, COMEDY CENTRAL and Bravo to its subscribers. The company's subscriber base has tripled over just the past two years to nine million, and its IT infrastructure was feeling the strain.

MobiTV worked with Symantec partner Blue Chip Tek, Inc. to implement Altiris Service and Asset Management Suite from Symantec for incident, asset and inventory management, as well as Altiris Client Management Suite and Altiris Server Management Suite for system provisioning and patch management. With the help of Blue Chip Tek, the configuration of policies and implementation of the different Altiris technologies took less than two weeks. Asset, inventory and patch management policies map to the company's IT governance polices, including Control Objectives for Information Related Technology (COBIT) and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL). Additionally, MobiTV has a centralized management console that provides a consolidated view across all of its different systems.

Prior to Altiris Server Management Suite and Client Management Suite, the process for client and server deployments was a manual process, consuming valuable IT staff time. With standard images and remote control capabilities, the time for client and server provisioning has been reduced 25 percent and 10 percent, respectively.

Immediately following the endpoint management deployment, MobiTV worked with Blue Chip Tek to migrate from its existing endpoint security solution, which consisted of several disparate point products, to Symantec Protection Suite Enterprise Edition, an integrated set of data security and management solutions that creates a protected endpoint, messaging, and Web environment that is secured against today's complex malware, data loss and spam threats, and is quickly recoverable in the event of failure.

MobiTV also implemented Symantec Enterprise Vault email and content archiving software to establish a reliable, effective means of moving information from expensive storage to lower cost storage. The reduction in email storage was immediate. MobiTV eliminated 40 percent of its email storage using the single-instance archiving and data compression technologies in Enterprise Vault, an estimated nine terabytes over the past four years. In addition, migration from tier-one storage to less-expensive SATA disk shaved nearly 50 percent from email storage costs.

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