The discovery of the Heartbleed bug in April, 2014 exposed a serious vulnerability in OpenSSL, an open-source cryptographic library often used with applications and web servers like Apache and Nginx. This latest high profile, targeted attack allowed infiltrators access to the memory of web servers running vulnerable versions of the library. Heartbleed quickly compromised the privacy for communications applications on the Web such as e-commerce, banking, email, and instant messaging, and opened the door to the interception of user information, passwords, and identities.
While the world now knows of the widespread havoc Heartbleed has caused to both businesses and individuals, it begs the question, “What happens when the next Heartbleed (or worse) comes along, and what can an organization do to weather yet another chapter in an all-too-familiar string of debilitating attacks?”
As a worldwide leader in information protection, Symantec not only has a comprehensive suite of solutions to discover and remediate vulnerabilities today––no matter their origin––but also has the thought leadership and world-class expertise to stay ahead of the next “Heartbleed.” With industry leading security solutions coupled with a global team of security engineers, threat analysts, and researchers to safeguard businesses from malicious attacks, Symantec is poised to help protect organizations by helping them discover the vulnerabilities, remediating the damage through effective patching and repair, then helping to further protect critical data and resources from future incursions.
Symantec security solutions include:
- Symantec Control Compliance Suite
- Symantec Certificate Intelligence Center
- Symantec SSL Certificates
- Symantec Validation and ID Protection Service
- Symantec IT Management Suite powered by Altiris technology
- Symantec Endpoint Protection
We’ve made available both a webinar recording and a white paper to help you better understand how to implement a ‘discover, remediate, and protect’ plan at your organization. Also, stay up to date on Heartbleed news from Symantec, and get at advice on how to limit your exposure.