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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.

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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).

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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...

pwadia | 05 Nov 2012 | 4 comments

As the security landscape evolves, risk increases. Sealed Air Corporation needed to protect their information and identities, while providing a strategic proactive security solution with endpoint proliferation. To tackle this issue, Sealed Air Corporation turned to Symantec. Both Symantec Endpoint Protection and Symantec Critical System Protection were utilized to provide a broad set of risk management in several ways. Benefits included:Integrated endpoint security, high system uptime, and support within their virtualized environment. To learn more about how Symantec and Sealed Air Corporation teamed up to manage risk, check out this video


Due to the extent of virtualization in their data center, the Sealed Air team also plans to add Symantec Critical System Protection.  Within the year, it will be rolled out across a segment of Sealed Air’s more than 1,000 physical and...

pwadia | 16 Oct 2012 | 0 comments

Symantec and Wincor Nixdorf have announced a new partnership, with the aim of making self-service banking solutions from different vendors all over the globe even more secure. Core components of Symantec Critical System Protection and Wincor’s Intrusion Protection will protect systems from digital sabotage and unauthorized attacks from outside.


“Cyber attacks today are carried out with ever greater precision and are easier than ever to launch, as Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report Volume 17 shows this year. Financial institutions are popular, highly profitable targets, so it is vital that they make considerable efforts to protect the information andassets of their customers from theft,” explains Doug Bowers, Vice President of Engineering at Symantec: “By cooperating with a leading IT solution provider for retail banking and adapting the solution...