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  • Symantec updates Enterprise Vault, ties to Microsoft cloud apps

    Posted September 8, 2010 - 11:23 am

    Symantec Tuesday unveiled updated storage and backup gear, giving Enterprise Vault 9.0 a way to integrate archiving and discovery-related legal requests with Microsoft's cloud-based Business Productivity Online Services.
  • Symantec releases de-duplication appliance

    Posted September 8, 2010 - 11:11 am

    Symantec on Tuesday announced a new de-duplication appliance based on its existing software product. It also announced a cloud storage service for NetBackup and Backup Exec customers.
  • Symantec: A status check on security predictions

    Posted August 24, 2010 - 9:23 am

    Now at the midyear mark, Symantec reevaluates its 2010 predictions.
  • Shortened URLs Drive Need for New Security

    Posted July 23, 2010 - 4:25 pm

    Symantec has released the July 2010 MessageLabs Intelligence Report which contains the usual interesting and relevant facts regarding trends in spam and malware. Of particular interest in this report, though, is the fact that attacks exploiting shortened URLs have skyrocketed, and that a new approach is needed to protect against the rising threat.
  • Review

    Symantec NAC: Easy to install, strong on endpoint compliance

    Posted June 22, 2010 - 1:33 pm

    Symantec NAC is all about compliance: ensuring that devices on your network properly comply with the endpoint security policy you set in your Symantec Endpoint Protection console. Symantec NAC isn't about authentication or access controls beyond basic VLAN switching.
  • Symantec readies Norton security, storage apps for Android, iPhone smartphones

    Posted May 27, 2010 - 2:55 pm

    Symantec's Norton division today launched its "Norton Everywhere" initiative aimed at bringing security protections and cloud-storage access to the Google Android and Apple iPhone smartphones.
  • 44 million stolen gaming credentials found in online warehouse

    Posted May 26, 2010 - 9:28 pm

    Symantec says it has unearthed a server hosting the credentials of 44 million stolen gaming accounts -- and one of the most surprising aspects of it is that the accounts were being validated by a Trojan distributed to compromised computers.
  • Symantec's $1.28B VeriSign gambit draws mixed reviews

    Posted May 20, 2010 - 1:41 pm

    Symantec's stunning decision to put $1.28 billion in cash on the table to buy most of the security services within VeriSign is a gambit that is drawing mixed reactions in the analyst community, but Symantec insists the VeriSign certificate and authentication services are key elements in what's shaping up to be one of the biggest self-transformations ever in the security industry.
  • Symantec to buy VeriSign's authentication business

    Posted May 20, 2010 - 9:33 am

    Symantec will pay US$1.28 billion to acquire VeriSign's security business.
  • Symantec to buy VeriSign's security unit for $1.3B, reports say

    Posted May 18, 2010 - 8:42 pm

    Security vendor Symantec Corp. is reported to be close to buying Internet infrastructure services vendor VeriSign Inc.s security business for $1.3 billion.
  • An information security blueprint, part 2

    Posted May 17, 2010 - 12:53 pm

    A look back at recent data breaches including the Hydraq attacks exposes an alarming trend that only a handful of security experts anticipated. As predicted by some as early as 2005, Internet attackers are no longer driven by fame but by fortune and are using increasingly sophisticated techniques. These attacks are not just hunting for confidential information such as credit card or Social Security numbers, they can actually target specific employees at multinational companies and government agencies they know have access to design documents, source code and other forms of intellectual property and classified information.
  • An information security blueprint, part 1

    Posted May 17, 2010 - 12:53 pm

    The recent the Hydraq attacks were the latest example of just how radically the Internet threat landscape has changed over the past few years, and how vulnerable companies and their information stores are to cyber attacks. The attackers were not hackers, they were criminals attempting to steal intellectual property. Hydraq is an example of how cybercrime has evolved from hackers simply pursuing public notoriety to covert, well-organized attacks that leverage insidious malware and social engineering tactics to target key individuals and penetrate corporate networks. Many of today's attacks are highly sophisticated espionage campaigns attempting to silently steal confidential information. This should raise the alarm for companies of all sizes and across all industries, as information is a business' most
  • Symantec encryption buyouts raise open source, overlap questions

    Posted April 29, 2010 - 8:58 pm

    Symantec's announced acquisitions Thursday of data encryption specialists PGP Corp. and GuardianEdge Technologies have industry watchers wondering which products will stay and go, and how open source PGP will fare in the wake of the buyouts.
  • Symantec Embraces Encryption with New Acquisitions

    Posted April 29, 2010 - 8:55 pm

    Symantec announced two new acquisitions--PGP Corporation for approximately $300 million, and GuardianEdge Technologies for around $70 million. Purchasing these two established encryption providers will enable Symantec to take a more comprehensive approach to protecting data.
  • Symantec Vision Conference: Total Control

    Posted April 14, 2010 - 9:42 am

    Symantec upgraded four of its product suites, but more importantly, they're starting to work together in ways that they never have before. You might like it.
  • Study: Most Organizations Now Suffer Cyber Attacks

    Posted February 22, 2010 - 11:44 am

    Symantec's 2010 State of Enterprise Security finds three quarters of all enterprises have been hit by a cyber attack, and security is now more pressing than any other concern.
  • Symantec calls 'SpywareGuard' and 'AntiVirus' top scareware threats

    Posted February 10, 2010 - 1:43 pm

    Fake security software "SpywareGuard" and "AntiVirus" are said to be the top two scareware programs out of about 250 fake security programs detected, according to a Symantec report.
  • Symantec hit with class-action lawsuit over auto-renewals

    Posted February 7, 2010 - 10:23 pm

    A New York man has sued security software maker Symantec for automatically renewing his subscription to Norton Antivirus, alleging that the company did not notify him before charging $76 to his credit card.
  • SMEs dominate data centre activity: Symantec

    Posted January 26, 2010 - 5:44 pm

    Mid-sized enterprises will be leading in data center activity this year as these companies focus on staff training and adopting technologies like storage virtualization and cloud computing to cut costs and manage increasingly complex facilities, according to Symantec Corp.'s 2010 State of the Data Center report.
  • Top Internet Security Trends from 2009 and a Look Ahead to 2010

    Posted December 15, 2009 - 4:13 pm

    Rogue security software, social networking attacks, drive-by downloads, and bot networks were among the top security trends in 2009, according to researchers at Symantec. See what the bad guys have in store for us in 2010.
  • Millions of computer users rely on fake security software

    Posted December 2, 2009 - 11:21 pm

    According to Symantec's Report on Rogue Security Software, 43 million users downloaded one of 250 so-called "scareware" programs from June 2008 through June 2009.
  • Symantec ties DLP software to third-party security tools

    Posted October 27, 2009 - 10:00 pm

    Symantec has updated its Data-Loss Prevention Suite so that if the software finds a data issue that needs fixing, it can apply third-party encryption and digital-rights management (DRM) controls to the problem.
  • Symantec: Rogue Security Software is Big Business for Crooks

    Posted October 19, 2009 - 4:24 pm

    The bogus ads are everywhere. A pop-up tells you: "Your computer may be infected" and urges you to download security software that will scan your computer for viruses, protect it from future infection or both. The problem is most of these products are scams that give you software which is useless. In some cases, the software is even dangerous because it downloads malicious code onto your computer.
  • Symantec to launch object-based file storage service in next year

    Posted October 5, 2009 - 12:44 pm

    Symantec today released a software product that will allow enterprise-class companies to create a file-based cloud storage infrastructures capable of serving up petabytes of data from a single domain name space, and from commodity x86 hardware.
  • Anti-malware test in hand, Symantec swats Microsoft Security Essentials

    Posted October 1, 2009 - 1:17 pm

    Armed with an anti-malware test report that pits Symantec's Norton AntiVirus 2009 against Microsoft's just-released Security Essentials software, a top Symantec engineer ripped into the new consumer anti-malware as an unimpressive re-cycling of Microsoft's discontinued Live OneCare technology.
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