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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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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...

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...

Pamela Reese | 23 Jan 2009 | 0 comments

The Symantec Data Loss Prevention team recently received their first patent for technology that helps customers to better discover and protect sensitive data. The patent was granted for "Method And Apparatus To Define The Scope Of A Search For Information From A Tabular Data Source."  In non-engineering-speak, the issued patent refers to the policy language needed to specify and configure Exact Data Match (EDM) searches. Exact Data Matching (EDM) accurately detects a company's structured data; that is, data stored in databases and other tabular formats. Structured data generally includes customer, employee, patient or pricing information. EDM allows policy authors to manage fingerprints of protected data to be matched against information that is copied, stored, or sent. The detection algorithm can find entire records (rows), partial rows, or individual cells of data that are inappropriately exposed. Congratulations to Kevin T. Rowney, Michael R....

Katie Beck | 21 Jan 2009 | 0 comments

TechTarget’s published an article this week comparing backup software and their integration with VMware.  Symantec's market leading data protection solutions NetBackup 6.5 and Backup Exec 12.5 were both included, along with four other solutions from multiple vendors.  The article highlights NetBackup, “Of the products, Symantec's NetBackup seems to have the best integration with VMware and provides many advanced features.”

Here are a few key points from the coverage:


  • "Quick tip: Symantec Veritas NetBackup 6.5 integrates very tightly with VMware to improve efficiency and has advanced integration features to allow for easy restores and reduced storage requirements."...

Jessica Johannes | 18 Dec 2008 | 0 comments

As the new year approaches, we must prepare for new Internet security threats. Every year, new and innovative ways of attacking computer users emerge and continue to increase in volume and severity. According to Symantec’s look back at the top Internet security trends of 2008, today’s attackers are increasingly sophisticated and organized, and have begun to adopt deceptive methods that are similar to traditional business practices.  In 2009, trends to watch include a continued explosion of new malware variants, advanced web threats, an increase in new attacks that exploit the economic crisis,  and an uptick in threats related to social networking sites.To listen to a recap of the top trends of 2008 and a forecast of trends to watch in 2009, tune in to the following podcast interview with Zulfikar Ramzan, technical director, Symantec’s...

Linda Smith Munyan | 18 Dec 2008 | 0 comments

Symantec recently announced its leadership position in IDC’s Australia and New Zealand Secure Content Management (SCM) Competitive Analysis, 2008 Report. In a market that IDC predicts will grow to US$488.3m by 2012, Symantec held 41.4 percent of the SCM market within Australia and New Zealand in 2007. According to IDC, the ANZ SCM market will become ever-more competitive, and IDC believes that customers will increasingly be looking for integrated security solutions with centralised management.

Symantec’s position in this market is testament to its commitment to providing our customers with a  broad portfolio of solutions that integrate security, storage and systems management solutions. For example, Symantec recently announced Symantec Endpoint Management Suite, which defines the next generation of integrated systems management, endpoint security and backup and...

Katie Beck | 16 Dec 2008 | 0 comments

eWeek Channel Insider released its “10 Best Products of the Year” article and named Backup Exec System Recovery 8.5 as the best product under the Storage Management category.  The Top 10 Best Products of the Year were selected by eWeek’s test center editor Frank Ohlhorst and based on more than 200 products he reviewed throughout 2008.  Frank recently conducted a stand-alone product review of BESR 8.5 and gave it very high marks.  Here is the complete article:  

·         Channel Insider`s 10 Best Products of the Year - Storage Management


Jessica Johannes | 15 Dec 2008 | 0 comments

Symantec was recently selected as a 2008/2009 constituent of the Ocean Tomo 300 patent index, the industry’s first index based upon the value of intellectual property.  The index includes a diversified portfolio of 300 companies with the highest Innovation Ratio (patent value/book value).  Symantec’s selection to this prestigious index demonstrates the company’s ongoing commitment to technical innovation.   Innovation is one of Symantec’s core values  and we strive to maintain long-term technical leadership by nurturing innovation, generating new ideas and developing next-generation technologies across all our businesses.