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Linda Smith Munyan | 11 Dec 2008 | 0 comments

Protectstar’s German Test Labs today announced the results from their independent test of security suites. Of the 14 suites tested, Norton Internet Security 2009 came out ranked No. 1. Check out the full report here.

According the press release, “Symantec’s Norton Internet Security 2009 held on to last year’s top-ranking position, the number of improvements on the previous version along with its excellent performance and security functions taking it to the top of the crop.”

Cory Edwards | 09 Dec 2008 | 0 comments


We learned today that Symantec is a finalist in 8 categories for the SC Magazine 2009 SC Awards U.S. Here's the list of categories and corresponding Symantec products that are listed on the finalists list

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Cory Edwards | 09 Dec 2008 | 0 comments

We've just released our December 2008 State of Spam Report. As you might expect, we report on the significant changes to the spam landscape during the past month due to the shutdown of Web hosting company, McColo Corp. But don't think spam has subsided -- it continues to be a big threat. The report details the latest types of spam attacks...

Cory Edwards | 08 Dec 2008 | 0 comments


Christmas has come a little early for us on the Enterprise Vault team this year. This morning Network World issued the results of their Clear Choice Test for email archiving and e-discovery and the headline reads: "Symantec's Enterprise Vault Wins Top Spot in 10-Vendor Test"

Here are a few of the key points Logan Harbaugh made in his right up:

"The standout among plug-ins is Symantec, not because it offers more orless functionality or an easier interface, but because of the extremelygranular level of control given to the administrator over whichfunctions the user has access to. For instance, the admin can grant ordeny the ability to...

Cory Edwards | 25 Nov 2008 | 0 comments

Yesterday we released our first detailed Report on the Underground EconomyThe report details an online underground economy that has evolved into a global marketplace in which stolen goods and fraud-related services are regularly bought and sold, and where the estimated value of goods offered by individual traders is measured in millions of dollars.

The report is derived from data gathered by Symantec’s security Technology and Response (STAR) organization, from underground economy servers between July 1, 2007 and June 30, 2008.

Highlights of the report include:

*  the potential value of total advertised goods observed by Symantec was more than $276 million for the reporting period

*  credit card information is the most advertised category of goods and services on the underground economy, accounting for 31

*  percent of the total...

Ellen Hayes | 10 Nov 2008 | 0 comments

Symantec Enterprise Support Services just took home the 2008 Service & Support Professionals Association (SSPA) Service Excellence STAR award.  Symantec was recognized by the SSPA, an influential industry association for technology service and support professionals, for its exceptional support partner management capabilities.   The award recognizes organizations that demonstrate an ongoing high-level commitment to delivering world-class software and technical support to its customers and partners.   Symantec was judged by a panel of industry executives in nine different categories including partner training and certification, knowledge sharing, support infrastructure, performance metrics, customer impact, partner incentives, business drivers and creating a partner centric culture.  This award marks Symantec’s fifth SSPA STAR award for service and support excellence.  To...

Cory Edwards | 07 Nov 2008 | 0 comments

Our UK PR team is creating a series of whiteboard-style videos that attempt to simply explain various Internet threats. Like the videos, the title of the series aims for simplicity – 'Quick Guides to Scary Internet Stuff.' Can't get any more straightforward than that. Last month they issued one on phishing and this week one on botnets.These videos are also hosted on YouTube here.

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Brian Modena | 29 Oct 2008 | 0 comments

Symantec has released Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0 Maintenance Release 3 (MR3), which significantly improves the performance of both the client and management server software to help keep organizations secure without slowing business-critical applications.

Internet security software is supposed to run unobtrusively in the background but can eat up CPU cycles and memory. This causes too many organizations – particularly small- and medium-sized businesses using shared servers to run other applications such as email and file sharing systems – to fight performance and memory footprint bottlenecks.

The MR3 update's numerous improvements to address these issues include:

* Reducing the memory footprint to 30 MB while the client is running
* Shortening boot time to 100 seconds on a 256 MB RAM machine and to only 10 seconds on a 2 GB RAM machine
* Optimizing individual SEP server functions by up to 1,000 percent

The combination of...

Jessica Johannes | 22 Oct 2008 | 1 comment

Symantec is currently accepting applications for the 2009 Symantec Graduate Fellowship. This fellowship is one of several efforts we undertake with top U.S. universities to foster future technical leadership, generate fresh ideas, and develop next-generation technologies to solve real-world problems in security, storage and systems management. The one-year fellowship covers 100 percent of the student's tuition and fees and provides a $20,000 stipend to cover academic-year living expenses. Past recipients of the...

Deirdre Sena | 21 Oct 2008 | 0 comments

This year's Americas Systems Engineers Technology Summit was unofficially kicked off with a revitalization project at Laurel Elementary School's Annex Building and Courtyard in New Orleans, LA. The group wanted to do something a little special in the spirit of contributing to rebuilding the city, post-Katrina, and set out to transform the school space into a more pleasant and equipped learning environment.

More than 150 systems engineers spent their Sunday working alongside 20 Laurel Elementary School students to make improvements to their classrooms and school grounds. The volunteer crew helped to beautify the outdoor courtyard and revitalize the Annex building. Their combined efforts inspired people in surrounding neighborhoods who spontaneously joined in to help plant garden boxes; paint educational murals; build benches, picnic tables, puppet theatres and trash can holders; and install a volleyball court. The group also worked on indoor renovations and painted 12...