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Prasad Prabhu | 29 Mar 2012 | 0 comments

Please read it from the above link.

Cost of data breaches in Australia going up, criminal attacks to blame: Symantec

Latest research from security vendor find that data breaches are increasingly becoming costly for local businesses
LeslieMiller | 20 Mar 2012 | 18 comments

We here at Symantec Connect would like to recognize Tony Sterling, Trusted Advisor extraordinaire for this amazing achievement.

Tony has been an invaluable member of Connect since we launched more than 3 years ago. During that time he has consistently helped solve more than 1,000 problems, focusing primarily on Enterprise Vault products.

Tony also is holds the following accreditations and certifications:

Symantec Sales Expert Plus (SSE+)
  • Symantec Enterprise Vault 8
  • Symantec Enterprise Vault 9.0
Symantec Sales Expert (SSE)
  • Symantec Enterprise Vault 10

Symantec Certified Specialist (SCS)

  • Symantec Enterprise Vault 8.0 for Exchange Administrator


LeslieMiller | 20 Mar 2012

We will be holding a two-day workshop on Symantec's Mountain View campus to help determine the future direction of Symantec Connect. We'd love to invite you, our users to be a part of this workshop.  To be considered for this workshop, we have some pretty distinct characteristics we're looking for.

Does this sound like you?

  • Part of a small or medium-sized business with fewer than 500 employees
  • Living in the Silicon Valley area
  • Willing and able to spend 2 days on the Symantec campus during May (exact dates TBD) sharing your Connect experiences during a two-day collaborative workshop
  • A registered user of Symantec Connect and familiar with the Connect community
  • Willing to work as part of a team environment (i.e. share your thoughts and opinions, listen to other's ideas, works well with others)
  • Using at least one, if not more Symantec products in your organization's environment


LeslieMiller | 14 Mar 2012 | 28 comments

Introducing  Symantec Connect for Your Mobile Device

Symantec Connect users have been requesting better mobile accessibility to Connect, and we’re excited to announce that we’ve recently launched the Connect mobile site. This site has been designed to allow users worldwide to access all of the great content on Connect when they are away from their computer!

Users can browse forums, blogs and articles; view videos; and search for specific topics. In addition, users can participate on Connect by making comments on content, uploading their own blog entry, idea, or forum discussion topic--all from a simplified and streamlined interface.

You can experience Connect mobile for yourself simply by accessing Symantec Connect from your mobile device. Connect automatically identifies the device you’re using and serves you the mobile site.  The mobile site developers worked tirelessly to ensure the best browsing experience...

LeslieMiller | 14 Mar 2012 | 16 comments

How do I access the mobile site?

Access Connect automatically identifies the device you’re using and serves you the mobile site if you are using a recognized mobile device.

What can tasks can I complete on my mobile device?

  • Browsing content
  • Searching content
  • Making comments on content
  • Creating your own blog entry, idea, or forum discussion topic

What devices support the mobile site?

We tested the mobile site on the most recent versions of iOS, Android and Blackberry. Due to the large number of devices we cannot test all of them. We tested using the native browsers on each device. Also, please be aware that the interface may look slightly different depending on the device you are using.

How can I learn more about the navigation on Symantec Connect?


Robert Mol | 13 Mar 2012 | 0 comments

The annual Hannover based fair CeBit attracts over 300,000 visitors with every self-respecting IT vendor taking aim. The event appeals to an unusual mix of audience with students and families visiting the fair in an attempt to collect as many bags, gadgets and well, 'free' food, while on the complete opposite side of the spectrum some very serious business is being done by the hundreds if not thousands of IT companies represented at the event.

With the focus across the event dominated by Cloud and Mobile technologies, it wasn't surprising to see much of the content around the fair focused emphasizing trust in these emerging trends. Many of the executives and IT professionals I spoke with indicated that they are in early phases of implementing projects such as BYOD however, time is running out as the need to address the digital native coming to the workplace is now!

Symantec Corp. | 09 Mar 2012 | 0 comments

Symantec can confirm that the source code for 2006 versions of Norton Antivirus posted by Anonymous is authentic.  The exposure of this code poses no increased risk to Norton or Symantec customers.  This code is part of the original cache of code for 2006 versions of the products that Anonymous has claimed to possess over the last  few weeks.  We anticipated that the code would be posted.  As we have already stated publicly, our analysis shows that due to the age of the exposed code, Symantec antivirus or endpoint security consumer and business customers – including anyone running Norton products – should not be in any increased danger of cyber attacks resulting from this incident.  We also anticipate that Anonymous will post the rest of the code they have claimed to have in their possession. So far, they have posted code for the 2006 versions of Norton Utilities, pcAnywhere, and Norton Antivirus. We also anticipate that at some point, they...

LeslieMiller | 07 Mar 2012

Symantec Connect Rewards membership and related benefits are offered at the sole discretion of Symantec Corporation (“Symantec”). Symantec retains the right to change, limit, modify or cancel program rules, regulations, rewards, and reward levels at any time, with or without notice, even though such changes may affect the value of points already accumulated, the ability to use accumulated points, or the ability to obtain rewards. Symantec may, among other things:

  • cancel the program without notice;
  • substantially increase or decrease the number of points required for a reward without notice;
  • withdraw, limit, modify, or cancel any reward;
  • change program benefits, conditions of participation, rules for earning, redeeming, retaining, or forfeiting points, or rules governing the use of rewards.

The accumulation of points does not entitle members to any vested rights with respect to points, rewards, or program benefits. In...

Patrick E. Spencer | 06 Feb 2012 | 0 comments

Both public health and public utilities around the world take a starring role in the table of contents of the January 2012 CIO Digest, Symantec’s quarterly magazine for IT decision makers. Looking first at healthcare, this issue includes articles about IT leaders at New Jersey’s Barnabas Heath and Italy’s National Cancer institute on how they are both responding to rapid changes in public and government expectations of IT delivery value and wielding information to advance their institutions’ missions.
On the public utilities side, technology officers at Missouri’s LaClede Gas and Thailand’s AIS wireless server provider talk about the importance of advanced IT in keeping the lights on in the Midwest, and its importance in keeping wireless phone subscribers loyal even while they demand constant novelty and change in the services they consume.
The issue also...

LeslieMiller | 02 Feb 2012 | 7 comments

In recent weeks you may have noticed a few new colorful badges adorning various user contributions on the site.  Below is a brief explanation of the various badges and their meaning.


 - Admins are responsible for the general running on the site. They may move posts to the correct forums, help identify potential abuses on the site, and generally assist users.

Symantec Employee

 - Pretty self explanatory.

Trusted Advisor

 - The “Trusted Advisor” designation is given to an elite group of Symantec Connect community members who voluntarily share their expertise and experience with the Symantec Connect Community. Trusted Advisors are identified in the community with a special badge and are the front line of support for community users. Trusted Advisors are not Symantec employees. Trusted Advisors are not paid and offer up their expertise purely on a volunteer basis.