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Kari Ann | 25 Apr 2014 | 3 comments

As you may already know, Microsoft has officially ended support for Windows XP. (You can access the official Microsoft announcement here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/endofsupport.aspx)

If you are a Symantec Endpoint Protection customer who uses machines running on Windows XP, you may wonder how this will impact your protection and system security. This post covers a few important things we think you should know.

  1. Do I need to move to a new operating system?

Yes! We want you to be as secure as possible and the best way to do that is to migrate to a fully supported Microsoft operating System. Attackers will continue to find exploits they can leverage to gain access to your systems. While Symantec solutions will protect you from new and emerging threats, ultimately a strong security strategy includes adopting the latest operating system and security...

mmarfise | 03 Dec 2012 | 5 comments

In the 16 months since its initial release, Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 has been deployed on more than  8.5 million endpoints…Symantec’s fastest adoption of an enterprise security solution. Customers tell us they’re moving to it because migration is easy and because our Insight and SONAR technologies deliver powerful protection. Even recent unsponsored tests by Dennis Labs illustrate that Symantec Endpoint Protection offers the highest accuracy ratings in the industry for stopping malware. So, what next?

Today we’re delivering new features that expand the protection of virtual environments, increase security effectiveness, improve management and broaden platform support.

Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 now allows seamless protection for VMware environments through integration with VMware vShield Endpoint. By integrating with vShield...

asjr3 | 03 Dec 2012 | 1 comment

This week Symantec began shipping the next release of Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 which is an endpoint security solution optimized for use in virtual environments.  There are now 4 companies shipping a total of 5 endpoint security solutions for virtual environments.  Trend Micro has OfficeScan with a plug-in along with Deep Security Agentless Protection, McAfee Management for Optimized Virtual Environments (MOVE), and now Kaspersky has a product called Kaspersky Security for Virtualization.

We wanted to see how Symantec compared to these other solutions so we tested them for both performance and effectiveness and the results are very interesting.

Reports Discussed:

Dennis Labs –Virtual Desktop Anti-malware Protection, May 2012

Tolly Enterprises –...

Pamela Reese | 03 Dec 2012 | 0 comments

By Feris Rifai, Founder and CEO of Bay Dynamics

As a Symantec technology partner, one of the trends that continues to persist among our customers is the growing adoption of virtualization technology. Virtual servers and desktops are becoming more than just a novelty; they are changing the way businesses function. With a vast amount of benefits – including cost-savings and greater efficiency -- more and more businesses are increasing their investment in virtualization deployments. The bottom line is -- it is critical for our business that we offer products and services that help our customers maintain their security posture while continuing to evolve and adopt new technologies in order to meet growing customer demand.

Virtualization presents a particular challenge as businesses are looking to secure both physical and virtual environments simultaneously; previously, this would require...

mmarfise | 14 Jul 2012 | 0 comments

Updated July 16th, 2012 10:30 AM PST:  Additional details provided on confirmed examples where we have seen the blue screen issue.

Updated July 31st, 2012 1:36 PM PST: Issue was also experienced on Windows Server 2003 and has been confirmed by Symantec.

What Happened?

On July 11, 2012 at approximately 10:30 PM PT, Security Response started receiving reports of customers experiencing blue screens on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 machines after applying definitions July 11th revision 18 and SONAR definitions July 11th rev11. This update only contained signature updates and no change to the SONAR driver.

The problem has been identified as a compatibility issue in SONAR definitions released July 11th at 6:25PM PT. Once the cause of the issue was discovered, the signature was...

CJ Desai | 04 Oct 2011 | 0 comments

We have exciting news about Symantec Endpoint Protection 12deployments in the field. We have now successfully deployed more than one million endpoints worldwide in the 86 days since the product became generally available on July 5, 2011. 37% of these endpoints are new installations, and 63% are migrations from previous versions of Symantec Endpoint Protection. The feedback from customers and partners, from small to large enterprise organizations, has been very positive. Many additional large customers plan to go live in the next few months based on this success and based on their testing of the product in their physical and virtual environments.

If you’re still using Symantec Endpoint Protection 11, it’s a great time to upgrade.  More than 1 million machines are already being protected, and...

CJ Desai | 30 Aug 2011 | 2 comments

2011 State of Security Report: 3,300 Companies Sound Off

 

Earlier today, we announced the findings of our 2011 State of Security Survey, which explored the state of cybersecurity efforts in organizations of all sizes. The findings of the survey* – based on 3,300 responses in 36 countries – reveals that (for the second year in a row) security is the leading business risk they face, ahead of traditional crime, natural disasters and terrorism. However, results from the survey also indicate that organizations are getting better at fighting the war against cybersecurity threats. While the majority of respondents suffered damages as a result of cyberattacks, more respondents reported a decline in the number and frequency of attacks compared to 2010.

 

The survey revealed additional positive findings. For example, 71...

khoi | 08 Jul 2011 | 0 comments

Summertime! That means sunshine, travel…and additional data threats to your smartphone. What’s that? You don’t consider mobile security risks and summertime as going hand in hand? Well, consider this: As you and your employees take some well-deserved time off, will you be taking smartphones with you? Of course you will. And chances are you will be accessing corporate data. In fact, a recent Symantec survey on security habits of mobile device users revealed that 62 percent of corporate smartphone users access sensitive corporate information while on vacation, and 81 percent will at least be checking their business email accounts.

With a variety of looming threats, from unsecured networks to malicious apps, corporate smartphone users should carefully consider what they can do to make sure a vacation from the office doesn’t turn into a vacation from security. The following best practices will help you keep mobile devices secure.

  • Use the...
dschrader | 03 Feb 2011 | 5 comments

 

In one of Alan Shimmel's recent posts to his excellent The Ashimmy Blog, "Do you really need desktop AV anymore?" he states that surfing in safe neighborhoods and practicing safe computing (or safe-hex, as one of his readers posted in the comments section) can provide adequate protection. He is wrong. There are no safe neighborhoods on the internet.  Millions of legitimate web pages are hijacked every year and used to distribute malware. In the past we have seen newspapers, government sites, even the FBI’s home page hijacked – sometimes the networks serving ads to those and thousand of other legitimate sites have been taken over. Worse, malware or links to infected sites are often distributed through sources of trust...

dschrader | 28 Dec 2010 | 0 comments

Gartner just released their annual report on endpoint security (see: Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms, Gartner, 2010)

As you can read in the report, Symantec extended its lead both in terms of vision and ability to execute.  What is really notable, however, is the strong statement Gartner made about the future of endpoint security.  The reports starts with an indictment, "Malware effectiveness continues to accelerate, while vendors are busy polishing increasingly ineffective solutions and doing little to fundamentally reduce the attack surface and protect users."

Gartner goes on to state, "Signature-based malware detection has been limping along on life support for...