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Cory Edwards | 08 Oct 2008 | 0 comments

Last week at our Cupertino campus, the Symantec sponsored IndyCar - for Luczo Dragon Racing Team - and its driver Tomas Scheckter made a special pit-stop for employees.

Tomas and car were visiting before the big race last Sunday at the Grand Prix of Sonoma County at the Infineon Raceway. During the Cupertino pit stop, John Thompson spoke briefly to employees comparing innovation on the race track to innovation in software. Little tweaks and fixes can make major speed improvements that separate the best cars/software from the middle of the pack.

Cory Edwards

Aug. 26, 2008

Cory Edwards | 08 Oct 2008 | 0 comments

Today we released our August spam report on our State of Spam site providing insights into the trends our antispam engineering team has observed during the month of July. Headline or tabloid spam continues to be the attack du jour this summer with plays on current events being most popular.

The U.S. presidential election and the Olympic Games in particular continue to be chosen among spammers with malicious intent. The team also reported seeing far-fetched messages such as one appearing to "break news" regarding the start of World War 3 offering an embedded video of a cataclysmic bomb. However, like so many of the spam messages, the only bomb dropped is the malicious code opened on the user's system.

Cory Edwards

Aug. 5, 2008

Cory Edwards | 08 Oct 2008 | 0 comments

It's been a rewarding couple of months for the Enterprise Vault product team. Last month Gartner announced Enterprise Vault's position in the Leader's Quadrant of the 2008 Magic Quadrant for Email Active Archiving.

Today, the community of network administrators over at announced that Enterprise Vault has won its Readers' Choice Award for Email Archiving Software. The community attracts around 660,000 network administrators and specialists each month. See their poll results and the accompanying story here. Great news for a market...

Gina Sheibley | 08 Oct 2008 | 0 comments

Make "Critical Connections" at Symantec Government Symposium

On July 31, Symantec will host its one-day Government Symposium at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC. The event will bring together more than 500 government IT, security, and business professionals to discuss all aspects of information protection-including storage management, endpoint security, virtualization, and backup and recovery-as they relate to the public sector.

You will have the opportunity to hear from distinguished speakers like Tucker Carlson of MSNBC and Symantec CEO John W. Thompson on topics that impact you most including information protection, governance, infrastructure management, FISMA, Certification and Accreditation as well as the National Cyber Security Initiative.

We hope to see you there. For more information, please visit...

Linda Smith Munyan | 08 Oct 2008 | 0 comments

Four years ago, a group of Symantec employees got together to play at a company party. Since then, ManageThis has become a fixture on the Utah music scene, playing at events around the state as well as in Las Vegas and Europe.

And their success continues to grow. FORTUNE Magazine hosts an annual Battle of the Corporate Bands competition along with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It's billed as a "celebration of musicians with day jobs".

ManageThis is now one of six bands from the Western U.S. chosen to compete in Los Angeles at a regional contest on July 19. The finals take place in Cleveland, Ohio in October where the top 8 bands from the US and EMEA regional competitions will play to win.

Show your support for ManageThis at The Key Club in West Hollywood, CA on July 19 at 7:00pm.


Cory Edwards | 02 Oct 2008 | 0 comments

Imagine a spammer hacking into your webmail and sending their spam messages with malicious intent to every one of your contacts. That's just one of the disturbing trends our spam researchers discovered during the month of June. I just now posted the latest findings of our monthly spam research - the July State of Spam Report with the details of this attack and several other new trends.

While we didn't monitor any major spike in the overall spam volume (still ~ 80%), we found spammers looking to capitalize on the upcoming Olympic Games and increasingly employing social engineering tricks to get users to open their messages by using outrageous news headlines. See the report for details of this and other trends as well as a volume breakdown by...