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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...

Duncan Mills | 16 May 2013 | 0 comments

The increased use in the workplace of user-owned devices such as smartphones and tablets, often referred to as bring your own device (BYOD), provides businesses with significant productivity and cost benefits. However, it also presents a number of complex challenges related to security.

Due to the rise of smart media devices like smartphones, tablets and ultrabooks, it is estimated that potentially, as many as 30-35%* of endpoints connected to a company’s network could be unmanaged. These are more at risk than managed endpoints which are typically subject to software patching and endpoint security policies.

Of course unmanaged endpoints are still protected by your perimeter security, such as secure web gateways. However, these have typically evolved from caching proxies and URL filters. What you need is an additional layer of security that provides the best possible levels of protection for unmanaged endpoints.

Symantec Web Gateway (SWG) will...

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 | 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...
Sergi Isasi | 11 Jul 2011 | 5 comments

I am pleased to announce that Symantec Web Gateway 5.0 is now available!  Nearly half of our production deployments have already upgraded to the new version and the software is now available to all customers. 

This release brings not only a significant change in our product, but also significant change in the way organizations defend against malware at the gateway.  Symantec’s introduction of our Insight file reputation technology into our enterprise security product stack represents a generational leap in malware detection and dramatically changes the game against malware writers.  Insight allows Web Gateway customers to block a malicious file that no one has ever seen before at the edge, before it even gets to the user endpoint.  An attacker can no longer create a single file for a targeted attack on a key executive or user and assume that it will make it past a heuristic.  A malicious attack kit user or FakeAV writer can no...

akottas | 27 Jan 2011 | 0 comments

I can't believe we're already one month in to the new year!  It has been a busy January for the Mail & Web Security business at Symantec, as we plan for a full slate of product releases in the coming months.  We have releases planned for all three of our Brightmail products, our web gateway solution, and our groupware products planned in 2011. We also have follow-on releases planned for our exciting new Next Generation Network Protection platform for service providers.

The threat landscape continues to evolve in dynamic and unexpected ways.  We saw a remarkable drop in spam levels right after Christmas when some major botnets stopped sending out spam for a few weeks.  The botnets did not go away, however, and we've seen spam bounce back in recent weeks.  Check out www.symantec.com/brightmail/iqservices to see a clear illustration of this drop and recover, as well as a...

akottas | 27 Sep 2010 | 8 comments

Welcome to the new Mail & Web Security Blog!  Brightmail isn't going away, but we wanted to expand our coverage to include news about our complete email and web security portfolio, including the Brightmail products (Brightmail Gateway, Brightmail Message Filter, and Brightmail Traffic Shaper), the Mail Security products (Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange and Mail Security for Domino), and Symantec Web Gateway.

In addition, Symantec's messaging and web security products are core components of the Symantec Protection Suites.

Stay tuned for more updates, including an expanded cast of authors as we grow our coverage across a broader slice of the Symantec portfolio.

Ian McShane | 01 Sep 2010 | 4 comments

I can't quite believe it's September already, this year is flying by at a crazy pace.
This means that the Symantec Vision conference in EMEA has come around quickly too.

This year, we are at the CCIB in Barcelona, Spain, during the first week of October - Tuesday 5th through Thursday 7th.

Amongst the many, many sessions over the 3 day conference, there are a number of Mail & Web security sessions that you shouldn't miss (not least because I'm co-presenting them smiley ), so in no particular order.

  1. Best Practices for Email Security.
  2. Anatomy of a Web Attack.
  3. Hands On Lab - Best Practices for installing and Configuring Symantec Brightmail Gateway.
  4. Hands On Lab - Best Practices for installing and Configuring Symantec Web Gateway.
  5. Deploying...
Ian McShane | 26 Feb 2010 | 1 comment

I've mentioned before that I'm a really keen advocate of bringing our customer base closer to our product development process.
2 years ago, I started running Customer Advisory Boards for our customers in EMEA.  These annual or bi-annual events were a chance for customers to come together and help us prioritise future development work by discussing their experience and insight into messaging security.
In general, these were really successful and the fruits of those sessions are just coming to light now with last years Brightmail Gateway 8.0 release and the very-soon-to-be-release Brightmail Gateway 9.0.

But, what about our customers that don't have the budget to travel to another city and participate?
This is more and more common in this economic climate.  Travel budget is often the first belt to be tightened.

Well, this month I'm delighted to kick off the first Messaging & Web Security Technical Advisory Webcast.

Sounds...