• Symantec reveals profile of PC user least likely to be victim of cybercrime

    Posted September 7, 2011 - 1:42 pm

    Cybercrime, especially malware, is rising, but not evenly. More Chinese suffer than Japanese, men more than women, slackers more than A/V updaters, 'net addicts more than luddites.
  • Review

    Review: Norton Mobile Security

    Posted August 15, 2011 - 10:25 am

    Worried by the spate of news stories about malware targeting Android phones and tablets? There's a way to get some peace of mind: Symantec's just-released Norton Mobile Security, which promises the same type of security for Android devices that its big brother counterpart offers for PCs. (The app was previously available as a beta.)
  • Symantec to acquire Clearwell for e-discovery

    Posted May 19, 2011 - 6:31 pm

    Symantec today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire privately held Clearwell Systems for about $390 million, a move that will put Symantec in the e-discovery market.
  • Facebook denies privacy breach allegations by Symantec

    Posted May 11, 2011 - 5:17 pm

    Facebook today denied that it may have accidentally exposed personal user data to advertisers and other third parties for several years.
  • Symantec beefs up SaaS offerings

    Posted May 5, 2011 - 10:13 am

    Symantec says the new offerings are designed to improve service manageability and increase flexibility for customers.
  • Symantec's Salem: Cloud was game-changer for us

    Posted March 10, 2011 - 11:04 pm

    Symantec Corp. CEO Enrique Salem outlines why 03 is such a critical initiative for the company, and how cloud and virtualization changed the security threat landscape and the business opportunities for Symantec.
  • Infected Android app runs up big texting bills

    Posted February 28, 2011 - 9:34 pm

    Chinese hackers have modified the free Steamy Windows Android app, allowing them to hijack a smartphone to install other apps and silently send text messages.
  • Symantec looks to protect users from mutating malware

    Posted February 15, 2011 - 10:15 am

    Symantec today announced the 12th edition of its flagship enterprise desktop anti-malware product, Symantec Endpoint Protection, that looks to go beyond traditional anti-virus signatures to use a cloud-based file-identification system to protect users from virus mutations.
  • Intel Core processors to get strong authentication security

    Posted February 9, 2011 - 3:55 pm

    Looking to help customers strengthen data security, Intel said it will include stronger one-time password authentication in its upcoming 2nd Generation Intel Core Processor platforms.
  • MPack, NeoSploit and Zeus top most notorious Web attack toolkit list

    Posted January 18, 2011 - 9:43 am

    About two-thirds of malicious Web activity can be traced back to botnets and exploit code built using popular attack toolkits like MPack and Zeus sold in the underground economy, according to a new Symantec report.
  • Symantec unveils backup and storage appliances

    Posted January 17, 2011 - 9:58 am

    Symantec today introduced its NetBackup and FileStore appliances with an eye toward offering customers choices in whether they want to mix and match software- and hardware-based backup and storage products according to business needs.
  • Review

    Review: Symantec Norton Utilities 15

    Posted January 5, 2011 - 10:20 am

    These days, the real question with paid optimization software such as Symantec's Norton Utilities 15 ($50 as of January 5, 2011) is not whether it works or how well it functions, but whether you actually need it. With the speed of today's PCs, and with advances in both Windows and its file systems, problems such as disk fragmentation simply aren't the concern they once were.
  • Review

    Symantec Norton Internet Security 2011

    Posted January 3, 2011 - 10:06 pm

    A solid solution, Symantec's venerable Norton Internet Security ($70 for a one-year, three-PC license, as of 12/2/2010) continues to incrementally update and advance both its interface and detection rates.
  • Symantec updating data-loss prevention suite

    Posted December 14, 2010 - 12:16 pm

    Symantec plans to have an updated version of its data-loss prevention suite out by mid-2011 that will add advanced machine-learning capability to simplify data classification and keyword definitions of documents to ease administrative chores associated with properly setting up DLP controls.
  • Spam peaked in August 2010

    Posted December 8, 2010 - 3:08 pm

    August was the peak month for spam during 2010, says Symantec.
  • Botnets, Web threats take center stage in security report

    Posted December 7, 2010 - 4:06 pm

    Symantec's MessageLabs has released its annual security report, and it's not pretty. Not only does the MessageLabs Intelligence: 2010 Annual Security Report reveal concerning malware trends for 2010, but the sneak peek at what 2011 might hold isn't very comforting either.
  • For once, Microsoft "anti-competitive" practice really is a benefit

    Posted November 8, 2010 - 12:11 pm

    Trend Micro is complaining that Microsoft's free anti-malware gets updated via the ubiquitous Windows Update, though it genuinely benefits users.
  • Shareholders pushing Symantec to split up?

    Posted November 5, 2010 - 1:03 pm

    A report in the New York Post suggests that some shareholders of Symantec are organizing an effort to split up the security software firm.
  • Symantec writes off $10 million after faulty AV activation

    Posted October 28, 2010 - 9:57 am

    Symantec has been forced to write off US$10 million in revenue after a glitch in its sales system prevented some consumers from activating their Norton antivirus software at the time they bought it.
  • Windows 7 migration 'sapping resources'

    Posted October 27, 2010 - 10:25 am

    The migration to Windows 7 takes up the time of half an IT department's staff, according to managers.
  • Targeted attacks rise, retail sector under siege

    Posted October 26, 2010 - 2:15 pm

    Targeted attacks via fraudulent and dangerous e-mail are on the rise, according to a Symantec report published today.
  • More Evidence Stuxnet Was Aimed at Iran

    Posted October 12, 2010 - 11:57 am

    Investigations of worm code uncovers date on which prominent Iranian Jew was executed, and the mention of character in the biblical story of Miriam, though evidence that circumstantial wouldn't convict a falling-down drunk of public intoxication.
  • Review

    Symantec: Top-of-the-line feature set for the largest enterprises

    Posted October 11, 2010 - 8:50 pm

    Symantec's Enterprise Vault (EV) is as full-featured product in the enterprise space as you're likely to find, offering n-tier architecture, a very sophisticated feature set, superb expandability and integration with other Symantec e-mail security, storage and backup products.
  • 'Political' cyberattacks hit half of large companies

    Posted October 5, 2010 - 2:06 pm

    When asked if their enterprises had been hit by "politically minded attacks" that could include terrorist or state-sponsored cyberattacks aimed at stealing sensitive inform or bringing down the network, half of the IT managers at 1,580 enterprises worldwide answered they thought that had happened to them.
  • Symantec Unveils Strategy to Protect Mobile Devices and Data

    Posted October 5, 2010 - 1:58 pm

    Recognizing that the technology landscape is shifting rapidly toward mobility, Symantec today unveiled new tools to help protect mobile devices, and the sensitive data they contain. The mobile security and management strategy from Symantec enables businesses, service providers, and users to manage and secure mobile devices no matter where they may roam.
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