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Teresa Law | 17 Apr 2014 | 0 comments

Symantec VIP would have dramatically reduced the threat of Heartbleed. If you’re still just relying on passwords, it’s time to wake up.

MelanieLopez | 26 Mar 2014 | 0 comments

Many organizations today rely on passwords as the foundational layer of security for access to sensitive business data. With the rapid growth of smartphones and tablets, expanding use of cloud services, and nearly ubiquitous mobile workforce, passwords make for a shaky foundation. Today's companies require too many passwords, and often too complex (or frequently expiring) passwords to remember, leading employees to find workarounds or re-use passwords for multiple accounts. Highly sophisticated attackers target these users to take advantage of vulnerable passwords and holes in security, which could result in a costly breach for your company.

MelanieLopez | 24 Mar 2014 | 0 comments

This is the final part of a four-part series covering twelve fundamentals for choosing a managed PKI solution, and questions to ask in the buying process.

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In part 3 of our PKI blog series, we identified several features that simplify administration of a managed PKI. This week, we address mobility. It is arguably the most popular use case that enterprises struggle with today. Organizations are tasked with integrating and supporting mobile devices into the corporate network as part of a BYOD strategy. While mobile devices increase productivity and provide new ways for workforces to collaborate, they also introduce unique security challenges that keep CISOs and Security departments awake at night. In response to these challenges, enterprise...

MelanieLopez | 24 Mar 2014 | 0 comments

The Symantec Validation and ID Protection Service (VIP) Enterprise Gateway v9.4 has been released, featuring a newly branded user interface, co-branded self-service portal login page, and LDAP synchronization enhancements.

Feature Highlights

Newly branded administrator interface

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  • New menu navigation bar helps you locate the configuration options easily
  • Configuration Summary page displays configurations you have performed and a Manage link to start managing the configurations
  • Actionable triggers in the service summary page, showing service status

Brand the Self-Service Portal with your organization’s logo

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  • Ability to brand the self-service...
MelanieLopez | 11 Mar 2014 | 0 comments

This is the third part of a four-part series covering twelve fundamentals for choosing a managed PKI solution, and questions to ask in the buying process.

In Part 2, we shared three key differences between Symantec and other managed public key infrastructure (PKI) providers around administration and deployment. This week, we will discuss four features of Symantec Managed PKI that provide your organization with the ability to easily deploy certificates to diverse groups of user communities across different platforms without requiring an investment in Professional Services.

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8. Look and feel

The visual appeal of an application contributes significantly to ease of use for end users. In part 2, we...

MelanieLopez | 04 Mar 2014 | 0 comments

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This is the second part of a four-part series covering twelve fundamentals for choosing a managed PKI solution, and questions to ask in the buying process.

In Part 1, we shared four key differences between managed public key infrastructure (PKI) providers. This week, we will discuss three features of Symantec Managed PKI that provide your organization with the ability to easily administer and deploy your managed PKI while keeping costs low. Whenever an organization deploys a technology like PKI, the total cost of ownership must be considered. The Symantec Managed PKI offers customers tools and features to maximize the use of the PKI and minimize the total cost of ownership.

5. System Management

While most...

MelanieLopez | 24 Feb 2014 | 0 comments

The latest release for Symantec Validation and ID Protection Service (VIP) featuring push verification technology has been made generally available to customers. View the Symantec Press Release: Symantec Rolls Out New Solutions to Keep Mobile Devices More Secure.

Feature Overview

With the proliferation of data breaches and weak or stolen credentials, two-factor authentication is even more necessary to protect your online data from getting into the wrong hands. Symantec VIP helps protect online accounts by providing a credential to end users to augment a user name and password for safe and secure sign-in. With this new feature, the user can be prompted for a push verification from the VIP Access application and quickly approve on his or her mobile device when signing in to an online account. This new push authentication method is convenient and secure for end users - without...

MelanieLopez | 11 Feb 2014 | 0 comments

The purpose of this week’s blog post is to make you aware that not all Managed PKI providers are the same. In fact, there are some pretty significant differences between Symantec’s offerings relative to the competition that you wouldn’t see by comparing data sheets. Symantec’s key advantage is that our Managed PKI was designed as a service from the ground up as opposed to the competition, that have built their service from legacy on premise software. While the data sheets might look similar, over the next few weeks, we will highlight some of the fundamental advantages of Symantec’s Managed PKI.

MelanieLopez | 11 Feb 2014 | 0 comments

VIP Access is now supported on Blackberry 10 mobile devices.

Amit Chakrabarty | 10 Jan 2014 | 2 comments

This blog article examines the how security threats impacted users and businesses in 2013 and possible solutions that can be adopted to fight those threats.