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Deirdre Sena | 25 Feb 2009 | 1 comment

Symantec recently received Energy Star 2008 Certification for the Springfield, Ore. location which was also Energy Star certified in 2007.  The Energy Star rating is significant as it indicates that its recipients are among the top 25% of facilities in the country for excellent energy performance. Commercial buildings that have earned the Energy Star use on average 35 percent less energy than typical similar buildings and generate one-third less carbon dioxide. Energy Star allows Symantec to reduce its carbon footprint while saving Symantec money by being more energy efficient and using less energy.Energy Star is an energy program that measures current energy performance, monitors goals, tracks savings and rewards improvements.  Symantec is in the process of certifying 6 additional buildings in Dublin, the UK, Cupertino, Mountain View and Roseville, CA.

Cory Edwards | 23 Feb 2009 | 0 comments

Enterprise Vault 7.5 made headlines in December when it won Network World’s comparative product review for email archiving and e-discovery and again today when it was named part of the publication’s Best of the Test Awards 2009.

Here is the overview:

Best of Test Distinction: This 10-year-old e-mail archiving product certainly showed its age -- in a good way, that is. Enterprise Vault sports a mature interface that makes it easy to access all of its many features. It also offers scalability, flexibility of policies and
granularity of control that are as good as it gets.

What's new? In January, Symantec...

Pamela Reese | 23 Feb 2009 | 0 comments

Symantec partnered with the Ponemon Institute to survey employees who lost or left a job in 2008 about what information they took when leaving. More than half of ex-employees admitted to stealing company data. However, data loss during downsizing is preventable. Read more in the press release or download the report.

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Esther Aladieff | 23 Feb 2009 | 0 comments

With an ever-growing, captive audience spending hours on end surfing the web, many companies are refocusing a large portion of their marketing and advertising efforts from traditional channels to the internet. Because of this many new advertising and marketing agencies are springing up to fill this need. One such agency is Direct Agents. Founded in 2003, Direct Agents offers services in affiliate marketing, lead generation, media buying, and search marketing.

One of the biggest challenges facing the company was its unfiltered network. Up until 2008, each of Direct Agents 50 employees chose and installed their own antivirus software. As a result of this “hodgepodge...

Linda Smith Munyan | 20 Feb 2009 | 0 comments

Symantec's COO and CEO-designate, Enrique Salem, appeared on Bloomberg TV earlier this week to provide his perspective on issues facing the technology industry.  Take a look at Enrique Salem on Bloomberg TV

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Cory Edwards | 19 Feb 2009 | 0 comments

In connection with Jim Hurley from the IT Policy Compliance Group, we've just launched a new research report that identifies the key business risks associated with IT in an organization including the financial implications of those risks. There are some really great nuggets that were found with this one including the fact that organizations with equivalent security budgets see drastic differences in the costs associated with data loss or theft and business downtime.  Organizations with the 'worst' practices are Incurring 149 times more costs than those with equal security budgets using the 'best' practices!

The report comes from data obtained from benchmark research of 2600 companies conducted by Jim Hurley at IT PCG, an organization dedicated to improving business, governance,riskmanagement and compliance results based on fact-based benchmarks. The Group is supported...

Patrick E. Spencer | 14 Feb 2009 | 0 comments

Seeking to allow our audience to consume content through as many channels as possible, we recently launched a CIO Digest page on Facebook. The page provides readers with the latest blog entries from the Editor-in-Chief Blog, article highlights from the latest issues, new Online Extras articles, the latest Executive Spotlight Podcasts, and more.

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Deirdre Sena | 12 Feb 2009 | 1 comment

Since its discovery by Symantec in November 2008, the malicious W32.Downadup worm has infected millions of systems worldwide. In an effort to reduce the continued propagation of the worm and mitigate the risks associated with such a large network of infected systems, Symantec is collaborating with a range of global technology industry leaders and academics.  Participants in the partnership include:   Microsoft, ICANN, Neustar (.biz), Verisign (.com, .net and .cc), CNNIC (.cn), Afilias (.info), Public Internet Registry (.org), Global Domains International, Inc. (.ws), AOL, F-Secure, M1D Global, Microsoft Active Protections Program partners, ISC, researchers from Georgia Tech, The Shadowserver Foundation, Arbor Networks and Support Intelligence. By sharing resources and expertise, this collaborative cross-industry effort is not only...

Esther Aladieff | 12 Feb 2009 | 0 comments

If you would have asked me what a “virtual server farm”  or a “virtual environment” was 10 years ago, I would have probably come up with a convoluted story about a virtual reality loosely based on the Matrix trilogy. Back then, I was pretty oblivious to anything high-tech. I’m still not as technically savvy as I probably should be, seeing as I work at one of the largest software companies in the world; however, in the past four years I’ve worked at Symantec, I’ve gone from a technological neophyte to someone who at least knows that virtualization has nothing to do with the Matrix, Neo, or...

Patrick E. Spencer | 06 Feb 2009 | 0 comments

This past weekend was relatively uneventful; no calls from the data center and no projects requiring work over the weekend. As my NY Giants lost to the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Divisional Game, I had marginal interest in the Super Bowl. Since the Giants are from the NFC, I was halfheartedly rooting for the Cardinals. Several friends, along with a couple of my managers, came over to the house for a pre-game barbeque and then to watch the game together on my new HDTV.

Tofu burgers and steaks by Berkeley

Berkeley insisted on doing the barbeque and prepared tofu burgers and tofu steaks, reminding the gang when they complained about the non-meat menu that Benjamin Franklin was a pseudo-vegetarian. (Berkeley partially attributes Franklin’s rigorous mental faculties to his largely vegetarian diet. He cites other historical figures such as...