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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.

Bottom line: Protect all your access points with a strong two-factor authentication solution that is easy for employees to use and mobile-friendly.   


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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.


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


  • 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


  • 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.


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


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
This is the first part of a four-part series covering twelve fundamentals for choosing a managed PKI solution, and questions to ask in the buying process.
When it comes to Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), organizations have two deployment options: 1) they can opt for an in-house on-premise solution, or 2) a cloud-based service (Symantec, GlobalSign, Entrust). There are many benefits to a Managed PKI Service, including faster time to deployment, lower total cost of ownership, and leveraging operational excellence. 
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...
MelanieLopez | 11 Feb 2014 | 0 comments

You may have noticed that VIP Access, the flagship mobile application for Symantec Validation and ID Protection Service (VIP), is now available to download for BlackBerry 10 devices! Download the free app from BlackBerry World.


Symantec VIP Access is a free download available for over 900 mobile device models, including BlackBerry, Windows Phone, Android, and iOS. Symantec VIP enables enterprises to secure access to networks and applications while preventing access by malicious unauthorized attackers. 

Download our free Trialware to test drive Symantec VIP for your company.

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Amit Chakrabarty | 10 Jan 2014 | 2 comments




Hello and welcome to 2014! As we roll in the new year and with our individual list of resolutions make sure we put in protecting identity and securing our data as one of them with a firm commitment to actually carry out this resolution. As you know that 2013 ended with publishing of Snapchat users and their phone numbers. While this made media frenzy headlines, however according to Identity Theft Resource Center, there were total of 619 breaches with 57.87 million records exposed in 2013. As per the latest update, Target has revised their numbers of customers compromised in the data breach to 110 million records....

MelanieLopez | 19 Dec 2013 | 0 comments

Symantec would like to announce an update of the Managed PKI Service, with enhancements for PKI Manager and PKI Client.

The PKI Manager Dashboard now displays certificate usage by type, allowing administrators to see and compare certificates in use. To assist customers in replacing SHA-1 certificates for SHA-2 certificates, PKI Manager now offers the ability to migrate certificate profiles. Additionally, the PKI Client for end users supports new third-party cryptographic service providers (CSPs), and has added new integration guides.

Summary of New Features

  1. PKI Manager Seat Pool Types
  2. PKI Manager Migration Support to SHA-2
  3. Expanded Support

Feature Highlights

PKI Manager Seat Pool Types

  • In the PKI Manager, administrators will be able to see certificate seat usage by seat pool and sub-seat pool on the Dashboard. For example, users can see the number...