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Beverly van de Velde | 29 Mar 2012 | 0 comments

Education Enablement Services is developing a Symantec Cloud Security Essentials course that combines the CSA training in order to achieve the CCSK credential & a Symantec Certified Professional (SCP) in Cloud Security credential. 

This is an open call for your experiences with reviewing, designing, or implementing security solutions in a cloud environment.  These could come from situations unique to the cloud (ex. compliance issues for systems in a public cloud) - OR - general security solutions addressed in cloud environments (ex. how existing encryption policies were applied to a cloud architecture). 

We need your:
• Specific examples of security solutions in cloud environments
• Example cloud architectures – good or bad – implemented by customers
• Key questions, challenges, and concerns from customers migrating their infrastructure to...

Brandon Noble | 01 Sep 2011 | 0 comments

Over the weekend, Microsoft and F-secure issued warnings about a new global threat called “Morto”, and The Internet Storm Center has been seeing a large spike in traffic on Port 3389.

The spike looks to have been caused by the RDP (Remote Desktop) portion of the worm calling around looking for RDP connections. Once it finds one, it uses a small list of weak passwords and  ..pwnage ensues.

Symantec detects this threat as W32.Morto and Security Response and will continue to perform deeper analysis throughout the next several days. So far, they have uncovered several dozen different MD5s that are all part of this same threat family.


Signs of Morto in your environment

As we learned with W32.Downadup:
Brute force attacks + Small list of passwords = Account lockouts.


KatieBurton | 26 Aug 2011 | 0 comments

Bit9, the market leader in adaptive application whitelisting, has announced their integration with Symantec Protection Center, Symantec’s centralized security management console.

"To effectively mitigate security risks in their environment, our customers need visibility into proven third-party solutions like Bit9 Parity Suite. By providing single sign-on and data integration between our technologies, we are able to expand our customers' view into local security events and enable them to more quickly mitigate endpoint security risks," said Matthew Steele, Senior Director of Product Management at Symantec.

About Bit9 Parity Suite

Bit9's Parity Suite's adaptive application whitelisting solution protects organizations from modern cyber security threats. It accomplishes...

KatieBurton | 01 Aug 2011 | 9 comments

Friday July 29th Symantec Protection Center 2.0 was released for General Availability. This release focused on extending the integrations found in our 1.0 release, third party products and the Symantec Global Intelligence Network to provide existing Symantec customers with relevant, actionable security intelligence. See below for an overview of the release and what our beta customers are saying! Protection Center is a free product, available at no additional charge for existing Symantec customers.

Response from Beta Customers

“One stop shop.. In my book it will empower my team.” – Fortune 500 financial services organization
“Install was easy, simply brilliant!” – European IT Value Added Reseller (VAR)
“Already plugging this to my clients, big time” – Enterprise IT Value Added Reseller (VAR)
“Will absolutely recommend to customers with integrated products” – Government IT...

Beverly van de Velde | 08 Jul 2011 | 0 comments

The SCS and STS SEP 12 exams become available at Prometric on August 29th. 

Now that SEP 12 is available, be sure to get experience and training in order to prepare to become a Symantec Certified Specialist (SCS; available to all end users including customers) or a Symantec Technical Specialist (STS; available only for partners and employees). 

Customers: Check out to learn more about the Symantec Certified Specialist (SCS) program and available exams.

Partners: Visit PartnerNet to learn more about the Symantec Technical Specialist (STS) program and available exams. 

florence | 02 Jul 2011 | 0 comments

Symantec Protection Suite Enterprise Edition for Endpoints 4.0
General Availability: July 05, 2011

What does this product do?

Symantec Protection Suite Enterprise Edition for Endpoints enables you to effectively manage the business risk of IT by reducing the risk profile of your most frequently targeted and attacked assets.
It helps drive out the costs security incidents create – such as lost productivity, revenue, and customer trust – by integrating protection solutions that increase the operational efficiency of your IT organization.

Key Product Features (What’s new from last version)

Symantec  Protection Suite Enterprise Edition for Endpoints 4.0 (SPS EE for Endpoints 4.0) adds the following new capabilities:

•Symantec Endpoint Protection, featuring advanced protection capabilities
•Symantec Protection Center integrated, centralized security...

florence | 02 Jul 2011 | 1 comment

Symantec Protection Suite Enterprise Edition 4.0
General Availability: July 05, 2011

What does this product do?

Symantec Protection Suite Enterprise Edition is powered with Symantec Insight and protects with the industry’s fastest, most-effective endpoint security, combined with industry-leading messaging protection and innovative Web security.

Powerful, centralized visibility and control are achieved with Symantec™ Protection Center enabling policy enforcement, consolidated reporting, and real-time intelligence to increase security posture while reducing upfront and on-going costs.

Key Product Features (What’s new from last version)

Symantec Protection Suite Enterprise Edition 4.0 (SPS EE 4.0) adds the following new capabilities:

o Symantec Endpoint Protection, includes Symantec Insight Technology for the fastest, most effective security

o Symantec System...

florence | 02 Jul 2011 | 2 comments

Symantec Protection Suite Small Business Edition 4.0
General Availability: July 05, 2011

What does this product do?

Symantec Protection Suite Small Business Edition combines the patented technology of Symantec Insight for the fastest, most effective desktop security and email security with 99 percent spam-blocking effectiveness and the ability to recover entire Windows desktops in minutes. Protection Suite is specially priced for small business.

Key Product Features (What’s new from last version)

SymantecProtection Suite Small Business Edition 4.0 (SPS SBE 4.0) adds the following new capabilities:
 • Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition  includes Symantec Insight Technology for the fastest, most effective security
  •Symantec System Recovery Desktop Edition, quickly recovers files, folders, or entire Windows systems in minutes...

Chad Dupin | 01 Jun 2011 | 0 comments

ITS Partner is looking to hire a few Symantec Security Consultants / Engineers.



West Michigan / Grand Rapids, MI Area.

Job Summary

This position will be focused on the implementation of Symantec security products within various customer environments. Job responsibilities include assessing customer needs and expectations, designing solutions to meet those needs, and then implementing the design. In addition to these activities the consultant will participate in the sales process (proposal creation, presentations, sales calls, demos, etc.). This position has the opportunity to grow into a leadership role within ITS to help guide and direct the security team.

Preferred Technical Qualifications

  • Symantec Endpoint Protection
  • Symantec Endpoint Encryption
  • Symantec Data Loss Prevention
  • Control Compliance Suite
  • PGP

Technical Knowledge

Elisse | 13 Apr 2011 | 0 comments


OPSWAT released their latest quarterly antivirus market share report recently, announcing Symantec as the leading antivirus vendor in North America with 16.24% of the market. OPSWAT’s report used more than ninety-two thousand opt-in reports from endpoints worldwide to determine the most commonly installed security applications. The opt-in reports, generated by OPSWAT's AppRemover and Am I OESIS OK? tools, utilize the detection capabilities of the OESIS Framework to determine which applications are installed on the endpoint computer.

Symantec was also reported in the top five vendors worldwide and had multiple individual products listed as leading products in North America and worldwide. The details of these ranking are shown in the full report, which can be accessed at The full report includes sections for antivirus vendors and products in North America and...