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  • Norton 2009 Update is locking up Computers!

    Posted October 12, 2008 - 2:00 pm

    Started getting phone calls about locked and frozen PCs after installing the newest update to Norton's 2009 Internet Security. Symantec has nothing posted on it yet. So, I've posted a temporary workaround to get you into your computer if you're frozen.
  • Symantec to buy e-mail security vendor MessageLabs

    Posted October 8, 2008 - 10:42 am

    Symantec will pay $695 million for MessageLabs, a security vendor that offers a hosted spam and Web traffic filtering service
  • Symantec tests a 'Net watchdog for kids

    Posted October 3, 2008 - 4:21 pm

    Symantec has developed a new online service to protect children from Internet dangers.
  • McAfee, Symantec ready VM security products

    Posted September 15, 2008 - 10:35 am

    With VMware's user conference beginning this week in Las Vegas, security vendors Symantec and McAfee are readying new products designed to lock down the software running in virtual machine environments.
  • Scaling Data and System Backup and Recovery

    Posted September 10, 2008 - 6:12 pm

    Businesses today rely on technologies to keep teams connected to the applications, data and devices they share. Many businesses are experiencing rapid increase in data volumes, resulting in additional challenges for their busy IT departments. In addition, IT administrators are tasked with meeting increasingly strict recovery point objectives (RPOs) and recovery time objectives (RTOs), as well as seeking products to alleviate the workload and allow them to spend more time on strategic initiatives.
  • Microsoft lures Symantec resellers

    Posted August 28, 2008 - 10:54 am

    Last month, Symantec decided to let its biggest customeres buy direct, and also gave SMB customers the option to renew subscriptions directly. Naturally, this had a ripple effect throughout their channel, which does not appreciate being cut out of the loop.

    Microsoft is not one to sit still when an opportunity arises, and they are taking advantage of the situation to target Symantec's partners for their own Microsoft Security Software Advisor program.

  • And now, Symantec gets it all right

    Posted July 29, 2008 - 9:58 am

    It’s refreshing to regale a vendor with kudos for customer service performed expertly. The beneficiary of my admiration today is Symantec.
  • Symantec gets it all wrong

    Posted July 24, 2008 - 2:05 pm

    It's no fun for any company when its chief operating officer sticks his foot in his mouth or when that same foot is used to kick its resellers in the ass.
  • Astaro Targets Symantec Resellers in Bold Channel Promotion

    Posted July 23, 2008 - 5:11 pm

    The fingerpointing at Symantec continues, in a soap opera-esque quagmire of executives with foot-in-mouth syndrome, PR spin and angry and confused channel partners. Competitors have wasted no time in taking advantage of the situation, and may well succeed in pulling away some of Symantec's best channel partners. The unanswered question is of course, will Symantec care, or will they be glad to see them go?
  • Symantec does damage control to soothe channel partners

    Posted July 18, 2008 - 11:27 am

    Everyone's talking about Symantec's changes to its channel partner program, in which certain large deals were taken direct. Symantec downplayed the move, indicating that only a few large accounts were involved, and the SMB segment still remains channel-based.
  • Symantec takes deals direct, cuts channel partners out of the loop

    Posted July 16, 2008 - 11:47 am

    There's a lot of speculation and commentary about Symantec's latest move, which may be good for some--and good for Symantec--but devastating to some channel partners with big contracts.

  • Symantec: Microsoft Access ActiveX attacks will intensify

    Posted July 14, 2008 - 9:40 am

    An easy-to-use toolkit used to hack computers has now been updated to take advantage of an unpatched security vulnerability in Microsoft's software, which could mean attacks will intensify, according to vendor Symantec.
  • Symantec warns of new Word attack

    Posted July 9, 2008 - 10:14 am

    Criminals have found a new way to attack PC users, taking advantage of what appears to be a new bug in Microsoft's Word software, according to Symantec.
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