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MelanieLopez | 19 Dec 2013 | 0 comments



Symantec would like to announce an update of the Validation and ID Protection Service (VIP), with enhancements for VIP Self Service Portal and VIP Manager.

The VIP Self Service Portal has been redesigned! The portal now has an updated visual design and simplified page for managing your credentials, and an option for organizations to display their logo at the top. In the VIP Manager, new features and settings have been added for further customization and security, including changes to the password requirements. These new features have been automatically updated in the web-based portals, unless otherwise noted. 


Summary of New Features

  1. Self-Service Portal Enhancements
  2. VIP Manager Enhancements
  3. VIP Manager Password Security 

Feature Highlights

Self-Service Portal Enhancements

  • Redesigned VIP Self Service Portal and Registered...
Amit Chakrabarty | 04 Dec 2013 | 7 comments


The gory details are in the article. But essentially it is the same story of harvesting passwords using key logging software, very simple. Yet the solution to stop this occurring every time is also really simple - use 2-factor authentication. All reputed websites that got hacked offer this. It is (sort of) simple to use and thwart similar hacks. Even if your username and password is compromised, your 2nd factor is the barrier between the hacker and your assets.
Symantec VIP is a leading cloud based strong authentication solution. We enable strong authenticaiton with One Time Passcode using your phone , voice or SMS. In an age when we carry our cell phones,...
Teresa Law | 18 Oct 2013 | 0 comments

Governments around the world are using this month to educate industry and the public on the importance of cybersecurity.  As part of this year’s observance of Cybersecurity Awareness month, the United States Department of Homeland Security has identified a theme for each week of the month, based on a different cybersecurity issue.  The issue I’d like to focus on is:

Being Mobile: Online Safety and Security - Emphasizes the importance of cybersecurity no matter where you are or what device you are using.

Symantec is committed to helping organizations create a comprehensive and resilient security strategy and mobile security is a key component of that strategy.   The use of mobile devices continues to grow at an amazing rate and a staggering number of organizations now permit employee-owned devices to be used in the workplace.  This...

Spencer Parkinson | 02 Oct 2013 | 0 comments

Information Security™ magazine and recently announced the winners of its 2013 Reader’s Choice Awards, which were selected based on feedback by customers who were asked to assess products deployed within their organizations. We’re excited to announce that Symantec was honored with eight awards – four Gold, two Silver and two Bronze –demonstrating significant representation across our diverse portfolio of market-leading security solutions.

Included below is a complete list of Symantec’s wins, which will be featured in the October edition of Information Security magazine and are highlighted online at

The Information Security magazine and 2013 Readers’ Choice Award winners were selected based on extensive, in-depth discussions and...

Amit Chakrabarty | 27 Sep 2013 | 0 comments

VIP Manager brings in a cool feature called User Groups. This feature enables an enterprise to segment their users into groups and assign credential policies based on user groups. Here is a short video to explain how it is all done. 

This video explains :

  1. How to create User Group on VIP Manager
  2. How to create a group on AD
  3. How to add members to this AD group
  4. How to do an LDAP sync from Enterprise Gateway to populate the User Group created on VIP Manager
  5. How to View and manage User Group on VIP Manager



Amit Chakrabarty | 19 Sep 2013 | 0 comments

Michael Olsen from Symantec VIP team shows on a whiteboard, how to easily integrate Symantec VIP with using ADFS as user store.

Amit Chakrabarty | 18 Sep 2013 | 2 comments

We are very excited to demo this cool feature from Symantec VIP, called VIP Mobile Push Authentication. This feature will allow users to get access to resources protected with Symantec VIP  Authentication, with just ONE click. Besides ease of use, it helps avoiding usual errors caused due to manual entry like typing in wrong passcode. 

Instead of going through complex workflow charts to understand how it all works, you can see a demo  :

(Please note this is just a demo to show case how mobile push authentication works. Actual product will look and perform differently.)



Teresa Law | 22 Jul 2013 | 0 comments

Managed PKI Service Release 8.9 continues to improve the administrator and end user experience through various ease of use and productivity enhancements.  Also in this release is support for new environments, platforms, and the availability of new integration guides.

Summary of New Features

  1. Ease of Use Enhancements:
  • Ability to Delete profiles increases productivity
  • Ability to modify recipient of email notifications improves communications
  • Support for bulk revocation of certificates makes managing certificates easier
  • Web Services search and bulk revocation enhance usability
  • Link from Managed PKI to Managed PKI SSL Control Center make for smoother transitions between consoles
  1. Certificates to meet your evolving needs:
  • Allow digital signing of PDFs and of emails at the organizational level
  1. Updated platform support: Windows 8 for PKI Client and...
MelanieLopez | 16 Jul 2013 | 1 comment

Symantec would like to announce the new update of the Validation and ID Protection Service (VIP), with new functionality for VIP Manager and Enterprise Gateway v9.3.

Three new groups features – user groups, admin groups, and a Super Admin group – in this release provide greater flexibility in policy-driven identity management to meet diverse needs, as well as reduce risk and complexity for keeping administrator rights up-to-date. Additionally, there is now the option to use Device Identification and Intelligent Authentication independent of each other, for added protection as part of a multi-factor authentication policy. These new features and others are available now in your VIP Manager. Please ensure you download the Enterprise Gateway v9.3 update to use these features.

Summary of New Features

  1. Ability to manage credential policies by user group
  2. Ability to manage administrator groups and synchronize with LDAP/AD User Stores
  3. ...
MelanieLopez | 27 Jun 2013 | 1 comment

You’ve probably heard about spear-phishing – a hacker finds some information about you, poses as a friend or trusted business to get personal information from you via an email, and uses the information to login to a desired account. This could potentially cause some major financial harm, either to you personally or to your business. In the 2013 Cost of a Data Breach study, U.S. businesses paid an average of $5.4 million per data breach last year. Malicious and criminal attacks accounted for 37% of those breaches, and were the most costly of all breaches in each of the nine countries surveyed. See the...