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Schleede | 12 Apr 2012 | 0 comments

Thank you everyone who attended the groups meeting on Thursday. I was very impressed on how many people came out for the meeting and the excellent quality of the presenters! Even with a very large room, it was sanding room only! thanks you General Mills for hosting in an excellent facility!

To those who missed this meeting, below were the highlights of our agenda:

- Workflow Presentation by Noah Korba from General Mills. (Please see the Slide Deck attached for this presentation.)

    Noah presented and excellent case study on how to integrate SEP and Workflow to automate remediation of clients. The development of the workflow   with these tools was very impressive and demonstrated real business savings with the integration of these programs.

- A quick followup on the previous meetings presentation on the SEP 12.1 Upgrade at Hennepin County.

- SEP Roadmap by Elisha Riedlinger: Elisha is a Symantec employee and product manager for the...

Mithun Sanghavi | 21 Mar 2012 | 5 comments

Dear Valued Customers and Partners,

Here is an Opportunity for Participating in the Testing of the pre-released Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 RU1 MP1 Beta software.

At this time, we are accepting applications to participate in the SEP 12.1 RU1 MP1 Beta program.

With your participation, Symantec can insure another high quality release of Endpoint Protection.

https://symbeta.symantec.com/callout/default.html?callid=D428BA05680E4CFA9D764278E140A79F

Thank you for your support!  

Avkash K | 19 Mar 2012 | 2 comments

Hi All,

After using Symantec Security services for such a long time, it's always nice to feel proud over your perfect choice of Security products.

And yes SEP 12.1 is really having some great features, as a result it's getting publicity world wide. Here i have came through one article from Techrepublic,where we get the TOP 5 reasons why we should choose SEP 12.1.

With all the recent targeted attacks that are out there, your first priority should be to ensure your endpoints are well protected and that you have total visibility of any new threats. Symantec™ Endpoint Protection 12.1, with our new Symantec Insight™ technology, seamlessly integrates all the essential security tools you need into a single solution, providing advanced protection without affecting system performance.

 

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AR Sharma | 15 Mar 2012 | 1 comment

Recently, major vulnerabilities in Microsoft remote desktop protocol (RDP) is identified and patch by Microsoft is released. These vulnerabilities are categorized as 'critical' by all security forums. All organizations, whether small, medium or large are sensitized and working on patch deployment and/or workaround for fixing the same.

Patch deployment (especially in desktops) is a substantial activity. This may take days or even weeks or more to get completed.

So, the question arises that- what to do to immediately re-mediate the threat while keeping the business as usual? Answer lies in the fact that how to identify the users using RDP and patching those users' machine on priority. And rest all machines can be taken care of in due course.

There could be many workaround. One of them could be using SEP host based firewall. Using SEP host based firewall policy, incoming RDP connection can be blocked. This policy can be applied to all clients in almost...

Deb Banerjee | 17 Feb 2012 | 0 comments

Traditionally information security has been reasoned in terms of assets, vulnerabilities and threats. A mature info-sec program has visibility into its critical assets, a compliance program for reducing its attacks surfaces and vulnerabilities therein, and in detecting and blocking threats.  A rich set of patterns and practices have emerged in supporting these for the physical (and static) data center. These include segmentation as a key practice for isolating higher-trust workloads (eg. PCI) from lower-trust workloads (e.g. test, VDI).  Another important aspect is change control  that surfaces through multi-step provisioning cycles and  change management processes. While these practices are important to ensuring compliance and minimizing attack surfaces, there have impacted IT's ability to respond to changing business requirements.  For example, physically segmented workloads create challenges in resource utilization e.g. ...

Tmullen | 10 Feb 2012 | 3 comments

Powered by Symantec Insight™, Symantec™ Endpoint Protection is fast, powerful security for endpoints. It offers advanced
defense against all types of attacks for both physical and virtual systems. Seamlessly integrating the essential security tools
you need into a single, high performance agent with a single management console, Endpoint Protection provides world-class
protection without slowing you down.

Sumit G | 03 Feb 2012 | 2 comments

Problem

Need to set the password to disable Smc service

 

Cause

For the Security Purpose required to Set the password

 

Solution

Go to SEPM.

Login Console with Admin Id.

Go client Tab and then choose the Group where you want to set the password.

Under that Group choose the policy TAB.

Click on General Setting then tab on Security Setting.

There four option avail

Check the "Require a password to stop the client service"

Enter the passwor that have mention on right hand side of the security tab.

Then ok and then right click on that Group and update the content.

It will set the password to...

Ctrox | 30 Jan 2012 | 1 comment

Aliens have invaded earth with the intent to wipe out mankind. But ex-scientist turned cable technician, David Levinson (Jeff Goldberg), helps mobilize a plan to use the “common cold” or computer “virus” to fight back against the alien species and bring down their defenses in the 1996 movie Independence Day.
 
While the story is fiction, the potential damage that a virus or malware can do to businesses and peoples’ lives is all too real. In fact, attackers unleashed an average of more than nine new threats every second in 2010.
 
The healthcare industry knows firsthand about virus outbreaks. Take the Conficker virus that infected hundreds of MRI devices around the world. In fact, healthcare leads the industry in data breaches with more than 400...

AR Sharma | 21 Jan 2012 | 4 comments

What actually happens in a war? We tend to destroy airports, bridges, refineries, power plants, nuclear plants etc. These are basics for the economy of any country. How much do we spend in war? billions of dollars!

Stuxnet- a Malware, exploited many vulnerabilities of SCADA system, and destroyed Iran's nuclear power plant. It sent Iran's nuclear power plant 6-7 years behind. All this was done without any socio-economic disturbance. No war fought. No loss of lives. SCADA systems are used in nuclear power plants, refineries and other industries where PLCs (programmable Logic Controllers) are used. Manufacturer of this kind of system are Siemens, Honeywell, ABB etc.

Such a huge impact of Stuxnet is not a matter of chance. Stuxnet must be made carefully for this purpose. Huge investment might have gone in Stuxnet too.

Looking at the impact and cost of Stuxnet, it would be it's insult if we call Stuxnet a Malware- It's actually the first CYBER WEAPON...

GrahamA | 11 Jan 2012 | 1 comment

Happy new year to you all!

The Symantec LUA team released version 2.3.1 in Dec. Just a quick status update for you in relation to how things have been going since then.

We've seen over 200 successful customer installs/upgrades of LUA 2.3.1 so far and feedback has been very positive.

As a recap, 2.3.1 introduced the following enhancements:

  • The LUA web server service will now automatically restart if it crashes or terminates unexpectedly.
  • LUA will now automatically install and utilise an optimised private Java Runtime Environment (version 1.6 update 27). This also means it is no longer necessary to separately install a public JRE for use by LUA.
  • It is now possible for LUA to automatically run multiple specified distribution tasks after a download task completes.
  • New quick link added to the user interface which allows customers to quickly and easily capture all LUA-related troubleshooting...