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piero_depaoli | 29 Oct 2014 | 0 comments

In the last year, hackers have stolen more than 500 million financial records without ever entering a building -- and nearly 80% of businesses don’t even realize they’ve been hacked. Why? Because targeted attacks that pinpoint specific individuals within a company are very difficult to detect.  In a targeted attack, cybercriminals attach an infected file to a harmless looking email. Since the infected file looks as if it’s coming from a trusted source (through social engineering), employees are tricked into opening the attachment, unaware they just exposed the company to a sophisticated malware attack. One email could put a company at risk. If an attachment contains a zero-day threat -- a piece of malware never seen before – the threat can exploit a vulnerability on an employee's computer, allowing the attackers to have open access to the system.

With...

Ian McShane | 15 Apr 2014 | 0 comments

Last week, we shared details of how the HeartBleed OpenSSL vulneratbility affected our Email & Web Security products.

The newest feature in our Web Security.cloud product, the ability to analyze and control data over HTTPS communications, was found to be vulnerable and was taken offline immediately on April 9th 2014.  No other features, functionality or services were impacted.

I'm happy to announce that over the past weekend, we completed the work necessary to be able to restore this functionality.  With visibility into both unencrypted HTTP and encrypted HTTPS traffic, Symantec Web Security.cloud can secure users from malware, enforce web usage policy and prevent sensitive and confidential data from leaving the network.

As a reminder, the following products and services are NOT at risk and...

Ian McShane | 10 Apr 2014 | 2 comments

By now you should be well aware of the vulnerability CVE-2014-0160, nicknamed HeartBleed, that exists in a number of versions of OpenSSL - an extremely popular open source cryptographic library.

Yesterday, we provided some guidance on steps businesses and consumers should take in light of this vulnerability.

We have also made it very simple to inspect and verify many aspects of SSL certificate security, including whether a server is still vulnerable to the HeartBleed attack.

We are extremely sensitive to the anxiety felt by customers who rely on our software and services as a core part of their work and personal lives.  So today, I want to give you an...

Spencer Parkinson | 02 Oct 2013 | 0 comments

Information Security™ magazine and SearchSecurity.com recently announced the winners of its 2013 Reader’s Choice Awards, which were selected based on feedback by customers who were asked to assess products deployed within their organizations. We’re excited to announce that Symantec was honored with eight awards – four Gold, two Silver and two Bronze –demonstrating significant representation across our diverse portfolio of market-leading security solutions.

Included below is a complete list of Symantec’s wins, which will be featured in the October edition of Information Security magazine and are highlighted online at SearchSecurity.com.

The Information Security magazine and SearchSecurity.com 2013 Readers’ Choice Award winners were selected based on extensive, in-depth discussions and...

wib3rd | 15 May 2013 | 7 comments

Symantec Messaging Gateway 10.5 Pre-release Evaluation

On June 25th, 2013 Symantec will be launching the pre-release evaluation of Symantec Messaging Gateway 10.5. This new version of Symantec Messaging Gateway plans to introduce new features including.

  • Remove Zero Day Malware and Targeted Attacks from Office and PDF attachments with new “Disarm” technology.
  • Block more Spam and Malware with Expanded Threat URL Reputation
  • Simplify management with LDAP Authenticated Administration
  • Enhanced management of Unscannable Messages
  • Communicate securely with trusted partners using enforced inbound TLS encryption
  • Increase security with TLS encrypted delivery to Symantec DLP
  • Control Spam attacks and message volume from inside the your environment with Outbound Sender Throttling Capability
  • Deploy using new Hyper-V support

The Symantec Enterprise External Test Program is...

Ian McShane | 03 Jan 2013 | 0 comments

Join hashtag #MailSec and learn more about the dangers of targetted email attacks and how to prevent them.

Takedowns of large botnet rings in recent years have caused spam numbers to plummet. However, the drop in spam doesn’t make spammers any less dangerous. Spammers have now turned to targeted attacks to reach their victims. As targeted attacks and malware continue to expand and grow in number, and data breaches continue to rise, users and businesses of all sizes need to be aware of what to look out for, and how to protect proprietary information. No business is too big or too small to be a target.

 
Please join Symantec’s email security experts Ian McShane (@ianmcshane), Paul Murray (@paulsmurray), Matt Cooke (@mattcooke), Paul Wood (@paulowoody)  and Eric Schwake (@lombar77) next Thursday, January 10 at 11 am ET, to discuss targeted attacks and what can be done to prevent them from harming you or your business....
Ian McShane | 15 May 2012 | 1 comment

Did you see my session at Symantec Vision 2012?  If not, you missed me talk about how you need your very own Robocop to protect services, applications and storage that accept and distribute files.

His prime directives align very well with how you should approach your service and infrastructure security:

1. Serve the public trust - Your users will TRUST your service.  They'll ignore warnings and common sense because YOU are giving them access to something.

2. Protect the innocent - Your users are unlikely to be as security-aware as you are, they may not understand risks and they certainly shouldn't be trusted to protect themselves :)

3. Uphold the law - You need to be able to set and enforce policies and you need to do this at your application or storage level.

{If you're a fan of...

Ian McShane | 20 Mar 2012 | 26 comments
Hi!
 
My last post back in October 2011 introduced the beta program for a new application for our messaging security customers.
I'm delighted to announce that we achieved our Generally Available (GA) milestone yesterday on March 19th meaning that the Symantec Email Submission Client is now available for all of our customers to download and install.  This is my first "1.0" product release so I'm particularly excited to see this product ship :)
 
Did I mention that this is provided at no extra charge?  Yup, free.
 
We had some excellent beta participants in this cycle, ranging from large enterprise customers to small businesses and we got some fantastic real world feedback which helped us ship an even better product than we originally scoped.
 
So, what is SESC?
 
The Symantec Email Submission...
Ian McShane | 31 Oct 2011 | 4 comments

One of the great things about working in the Messaging & Web Security BU is the amount of cool new technology and functionality we work on.  Some times, this is behind the scenes on our backend systems and other times this is new functionality for existing products.

This time, however, I'm really excited to announce the beta program of a brand new application:

Symantec Email Submissions Client

This application allows you to automate the submission of missed spam (aka false negatives) to Symantec, directly from your end user mailboxes.

Symantec Email Submission Client takes advantage of the Exchange Web Services framework built into Microsoft Exchange Server to provide a submissions solution that:

  • Does NOT require any installation to you endpoint devices.
  • Does NOT require any updates to be managed/pushed to your endpoint devices. 
  • Does NOT require any complex end user training.
  • ...
Ian McShane | 02 Aug 2011 | 1 comment

I'm excited to announce that the beta program has started for our next release of Symantec Protection for Sharepoint Servers.

You can sign up to this beta at this link : https://symbeta.symantec.com/callout/default.html?callid=8A18C6447CE54D99AD4ADEBCC28E7F9C

With this release, you'll see new features such as:

  1. Completely new quarantine management functionality available through the UI.
  2. Brand new user interface.
  3. Simple export & import of configuration, settings and policies to enable quick and easy disaster recovery as well as roll out your policies to multiple farms in a quick and efficient manner.
This release supports the following platforms:
  • Windows® SharePoint® Services 2.0 (WSS 2.0)
  • Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS 3.0)
  • SharePoint Portal Server...