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Guido Sanchidrian | 24 May 2012 | 2 comments

The last few days I spent some time to digest the latest Symantec Internet Security Threat Report Volume 17. This comprehensive report provides an overview and analysis of the year 2011 in global threat activity. The report is based on data from the Global Intelligence Network, which Symantec's analysts use to identify, analyze, and provide commentary on emerging trends in attacks, malicious code activity, phishing, and spam.

I am an active member of the Cloud Security Alliance Mobile Working Group, where we actually do research on secure mobile endpoint computing, which will result into valuable guidelines to be published this year. Therefore my Threat Report reading was likely shorten through the lens of...

Steve Cullen | 18 May 2012 | 0 comments

One of the great challenges businesses face today is enabling productivity by giving people access to the resources they need, without compromising the safety of that information. And while it’s not always easy to see the risks, recent events have made it obvious that disaster can strike at any time, in many different ways. It’s vital for organizations of all sizes to have a plan in place to keep their business operational when things go wrong.

Complicating the situation are several megatrends that are having a significant impact on IT today: namely, virtualization, cloud and mobility. These technologies are giving even small businesses the flexibility they need to compete better in a global market, but how are they affecting our ability to...

bduckering | 17 May 2012 | 0 comments

In October of 2010, Symantec publicly announced its mobile protection strategy, defining a new era in how Symantec secures and manages the information and identities of consumers, businesses and governments in an increasingly mobile world. At its core, the announcement laid out our protection strategy and approach for enterprises, consumers and communication service providers.

That approach is still at the core of how Symantec is addressing the larger mobility trend. However, we continue to strengthen and refine our approach as advancements in mobility develop and changes to the mobile threat landscape evolve. In that regard, Symantec announced some significant advancements to its overall mobile strategy in February of this year and demonstrated that we have delivered on our mobile strategy. Some of those advancements hinged on the acquisition of Odyssey Software.

Odyssey...

Tim_Matthews | 15 May 2012 | 0 comments

U.S. companies are paying more to notify people impacted by data breaches, according to the 2011 Cost of a Data Breach Study: United States. The average cost to notify victims of breach increased in this year’s study from approximately $510,000 to $560,000. At the same time, the average size of a breach is down 16 percent and the costs associated with the detection and escalation of data breach events declined as well, suggesting that companies may be more efficient in investigating data breaches.

So, if companies are better at detecting breaches and breaches involve fewer records, why are notification costs continuing to creep up?

The...

SeanRegan | 07 May 2012 | 0 comments

 

Nearly two years ago, an analyst at Gartner said that the industry was facing what he called “The Broken State of Backup.” Backup has been around for more than a half of a century and is an essential task for a majority of organizations. Companies can’t afford to go without backing up their data and systems. Yet the analyst wrote that “the perceived level of cost and complexity [of backup] is rising dramatically.”

The information explosion, the emergence of virtualization, and increasing demands for 24/7 access to data have contributed to rising cost and complexity. A Symantec survey of 1,400 IT professionals showed a fragmented world of backup solutions with organizations averaging up to seven...

CJ Desai | 04 May 2012 | 0 comments

By CJ Desai, senior vice president, Endpoint and Mobility Group, Symantec

Symantec’s recent 2012 State of Mobility Survey found that organizations across the globe are embracing mobility at unprecedented rates, driven in part by the “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) movement. In fact, according to the survey, 59 percent of enterprises are now making line-of-business applications accessible from mobile devices, and another 71 percent are considering implementing a corporate mobile app store.

So, just why are so many organizations gravitating towards mobility? Increased efficiency, increased workplace effectiveness and reduced time required to accomplish tasks are just some of the answers we hear from our customers. In short, the goal is better...

khaley | 29 Apr 2012 | 0 comments

When it comes to Internet security, organizations shouldn’t feel like it’s only a matter of time before they suffer a catastrophe. But at the same time, it’s important to recognize that there is no single preventive measure that will guarantee safety from all attacks. Unfortunately, there are so many kinds of attacks that it’s difficult for users to know what threats are the most dangerous, and how to stay on top of them, but each can be dealt with individually. Each year Symantec publishes the Internet Security Threat Report to provide users with a better understanding of the threat landscape, and in a sense helps provide an alliance to protect them from being blindsided.

Symantec’s 2011 Internet Security Threat Report reveals that threats are skyrocketing and are...

Marian Merritt | 25 Apr 2012 | 0 comments

With more than 840 million registered users, Facebook has long been everyone’s favorite online location. We update our status, check in to our favorite shops and restaurants, play social games, post family photos and live our lives increasingly in the top global social networking space. With this popularity, Facebook has realized they can do more to help educate members about the best ways to remain protected while enjoying everything Facebook has to offer.

Today, Facebook and Symantec announce a great partnership. Facebook has a security site, the Facebook AV Marketplace, where new-to-Norton Facebook users can download a free 6-month copy of our flagship Norton AntiVirus for either a Mac or a PC. So if you aren’t using any security on your computer, or you’ve wanted to try Norton for free, now is a great time to do so. You can learn more at the ...

Symantec Corp. | 20 Apr 2012 | 0 comments

Symantec President & CEO Enrique Salem is an avid cycler and literature buff, has a background in engineering, and experience leading several startup companies. In this video, Enrique discusses how his personal interests and pursuits have shaped his leadership style and vision for Symantec. Get an inside look at Enrique’s management philosophy in Part 2 of our Exec Q&A Show.

Symantec Corp. | 20 Apr 2012 | 0 comments

Symantec President & CEO Enrique has been at the helm for three years. In this video, Enrique discusses the key successes he has overseen, and how Symantec is responding to IT market trends. Get an inside look at Symantec’s direction & vision in Part 1 of our Exec Q&A Show.