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Neelum | 29 Jul 2013 | 1 comment


The latest release of Symantec Critical System Protection, 5.2.9 MP3, further expands its server security platform support to:

•  Windows Server Core 2008, 2012

•  Windows Embedded POSReady7

•  SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3  (32-bit and 64-bit) 

See Symantec Critical System Protection Platform and Feature Matrix for details on specific platforms, version, and the features they support. 

For more information on policy-based server security from Symantec go to:  


Duncan Mills | 02 May 2013 | 0 comments

The increased use in the workplace of user-owned devices such as smartphones and tablets, often referred to as bring your own device (BYOD), provides businesses with significant productivity and cost benefits. However, it also presents a number of complex challenges related to security.

Due to the rise of smart media devices like smartphones, tablets and ultrabooks, it is estimated that potentially, as many as 30-35%* of endpoints connected to a company’s network could be unmanaged. These are more at risk than managed endpoints which are typically subject to software patching and endpoint security policies.

Of course unmanaged endpoints are still protected by your perimeter security, such as secure web gateways. However, these have typically evolved from caching proxies and URL filters. What you need is an additional layer of security that provides the best possible levels of protection for unmanaged endpoints.

Symantec Web Gateway (SWG) will...

Neelum | 01 May 2013 | 0 comments


According to the 2013 Verizon Breach Report data breaches affect organizations of all sizes, across all sectors with 92 percent of them attributable to outsiders and 14 percent committed by insiders.  What are your top security concerns? We want to hear from you! Answer 7 questions and receive a personalized scorecard with recommended next steps:

Look forward to your responses. 

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Neelum | 29 Mar 2013 | 0 comments


The latest release of Symantec Critical System Protection, 5.2.9 MP2, includes expanded platform support and ease-of-use enhancements to further simplify intrusion prevention. 

Expanded platform support: In 5.2.9 MP2, Symantec Critical System Protection extends support to Oracle Linux 5.8, 5.9 and 6.3 64 bit with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 2. This release also adds platform support for RedHat Enterprise Linux 6.4 64 bit. For more information on specific platforms, versions and the features they support, see Symantec Critical System Protection Platform and Feature Matrix.

Ease-of-use enhancements: The console has been updated to allow users to select multiple prevention custom policies and apply them to a group, further simplifying policy management and intrusion prevention.

For more information...

mmarfise | 08 Feb 2013 | 0 comments

The first focus at Symantec is on our customers and keeping them protected. Constant research and innovation are required to help organizations stay ahead of today’s modern malware. We also work closely with top research firms to make sure we’re addressing key market concerns. We believe that analysts are a fantastic resource to aggregate customer feedback, and we also believe that they represent the voice of potential customers. Firms like Forrester Research, Inc., let us know when we need to improve and when we’re getting it right. With that in mind, I’m very pleased to share The Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Security, Q1 2013.

Forrester Research positioned Symantec as a leader in The Forrester Wave: Endpoint Security, Q1 2013 report published in January 2013 by Chenxi Wang and Chris Sherman. Forrester employs a rigorous process to create a Forrester Wave that employs a...

Neelum | 10 Jan 2013 | 0 comments

Why is server security different from other endpoint security? If you’re considering a solution to protect one or all of the endpoints in your environment, it's important to understand the security requirements for laptops and desktops, how they differ from servers, and why servers have greater needs for security and compliance. 

Symantec partnered with eWeek to create Security Differentiators for Servers, Laptops: 10 Best Practices. Read about the best practices here:

Thanks for reading!


mmarfise | 04 Jan 2013 | 0 comments

Symantec works hard to create security solutions that address the needs of our customers. We listen closely to them, incorporate their suggestions and help them tackle their challenges. As a result, Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 has been deployed on more than 9 million endpoints.  That’s significant validation that our product is working well for customers. But industry recognition makes us happy too. We work with many smart analysts at the most influential firms who provide us with wise counsel, tough critiques when necessary as well as honest accolades. To that end, I’m very pleased to share Gartner’s recent Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms.

Gartner, Inc. positioned Symantec as a leader in its 2013 Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms report on January 2, 2013; the research and subsequent report was authored by a team of distinguished Gartner analysts including: Peter...

pwadia | 11 Dec 2012 | 0 comments

With the latest release of Symantec Critical System Protection 5.2.9 MP1, organizations can address the needs of older Windows 32-bit platforms that are vulnerable to advanced memory attacks. The Memory Control feature in this release allows you to combat these advanced memory attacks, like reflective DLL injection.

Memory Control is another layer in Critical System Protection’s defense-in-depth approach to security that allows you to:

  1. Protect your critical systems from memory-based attacks, such as memory injections and in-memory executables  
  2. Stop malicious code from being loaded and executed within the memory space of core system services
  3. Prevent malware from using in-memory manipulation techniques within an exploited process

The Symantec Critical System Protection 5.2.9 MP1 release also includes expanded platform support for Windows 7 Embedded (32-bit and 64-bit).

For more information about Critical...

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 –...