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piero_depaoli | 16 May 2014 | 0 comments

With our constant internet usage and plethora of devices, there is more information being generated and shared online than ever before. As a result, the focus of cybercriminals has shifted and antivirus is no longer enough to protect against their sophisticated attacks. Symantec led the first era of security with antivirus, and it continues to be an important part of our portfolio, but the internet security landscape has changed a lot since then, and you must implement more than antivirus to meet the challenges of today’s threats.

AV software, which is used to prevent, detect and remove or disarm malicious computer programs and malware threats, is not sufficient protection on its own because it only protects against the bad software that we already know exists. Essentially, antivirus is only a reactive technology. We have to know about a threat to write a detection for it. So, although AV does a good job of catching new variants of existing threats, it doesn't catch...

Solange Deschatres | 25 Apr 2014 | 0 comments

This blog was authored by Con Mallon, Sr. Director of Product Management, Mobility Solutions, at Symantec.

Symantec recently published an updated version of Norton Spot in Google Play (US-English only), and with it, turned the traditional Android mobile security model on its head with a new take on how we use our Mobile Insight technology.

Norton Spot is running a beta app that scans for problematic apps before you download them to your device. There are many mobile security products for Android, all of which take a similar approach when it comes to scanning apps for malware and privacy: the customer downloads and installs the app from an app store and at the point of installation, the mobile security product scans the app and notifies the user as to whether it is malicious. There is also a smaller subset of these products, including Norton...

Marian Merritt | 25 Apr 2012 | 0 comments

With more than 840 million registered users, Facebook has long been everyone’s favorite online location. We update our status, check in to our favorite shops and restaurants, play social games, post family photos and live our lives increasingly in the top global social networking space. With this popularity, Facebook has realized they can do more to help educate members about the best ways to remain protected while enjoying everything Facebook has to offer.

Today, Facebook and Symantec announce a great partnership. Facebook has a security site, the Facebook AV Marketplace, where new-to-Norton Facebook users can download a free 6-month copy of our flagship Norton AntiVirus for either a Mac or a PC. So if you aren’t using any security on your computer, or you’ve wanted to try Norton for free, now is a great time to do so. You can learn more at the ...

CJ Desai | 30 Mar 2012 | 0 comments

 

When it comes to protecting your IT resources, endpoint security is a no-brainer. Employing basic protection such as antivirus software has been an integral part of security for so long that endpoint protection seems like one of the few constants in technology.

Except, it isn’t.

Two big trends are changing the way endpoint security is handled. First, the very definition of endpoints is changing. Once the term just meant desktop computers and servers, but it now also encompasses mobile devices such as laptops, smartphones and tablets, as well as virtual servers and desktops – any place corporate data can be accessed. And that data is being stored in more and more places. Gone are the days of a single, fortress-like IT infrastructure protecting all your information...