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mon_raralio | 27 Jul 2009 | 5 comments

I started working in the IT field as a Systems Administrator. One of the tasks assigned to me was to select the replacement for their antivirus. I've already written a blog about it. It has Sales in the title. And also an article on what I've learned in IT.

In the years that passed, I've learned the importance of data protection. Every company uses a backup solution for their corporate data, from doing manual backups, to making backup scripts, to using a third party backup solution. Our data is so important that if ever a backup fails or was delayed by a few minutes, heads will roll and I've spent numerous nights at the office just to fix this. But sadly, this isn't the case with end users whose files are kept in their local PC with no backup. I'm not concerned whether their resumes are corrupted by the malware :P, instead I worry about what it will do to the OS and the corporate network afterwards. I'd like to note here that aside from cracked software, resumes are the 2nd...

Sandeep Cheema | 27 Jul 2009 | 2 comments

1. Your role in the organization/company (CTO, CIO, CEO, SysAdmin, etc)?

Security Analyst

2. What was your data protection criterion, concerns and related issues, and how did Symantec Endpoint Protection resolve them?

Users will be users and there are always odd bunch of them who get the threats from somewhere and then there are also nerds who like to experiment and when you are learning you don’t know the basic things like a test machine for everything. The important part is that the AV has to do what it’s supposed to do. I am working for a client who has SAV for the client machines and Trend Micro ServerProtect for the servers and have started the migration. The SAV primary and secondary servers also have trend on it and the auto protect is thus disabled. The configuration has been working wonderfully well but with the new threat landscape AV alone is not sufficient and you have to have a combination of AV, firewall,...

Nel Ramos | 22 Jul 2009 | 18 comments

Connect And Protect | How Symantec Endpoint Protection became EGS's top choice!

Your role in the organization/company:

I am Nel Ramos, the Anti-virus POC (Point of Contact) of EGS, a multinational company that covers 5 continents of the world namely: North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. I lead a team designated to monitor virus infections and outbreaks, analyze existing data on virus and spyware trending, perform research on new applications and tools to counter possible threats and advice ground IT personnel on the resolution of issues related but not limited to virus infections. Our team’s operation is 24/7 in ensuring that the company’s valuable data would not be vulnerable to data theft, data manipulation on an internal or external manner, interference of business-critical services, and damage the organization’s status. It also consists of more than 10,000 hardware systems that are multi-plat...

IanZ | 20 Jul 2009 | 1 comment

Last year, we started looking at SEP11. As we're still running on SAV8 for majority of the servers and clients, with a few SAV9 and SAV10, I believe it's about time to start upgrading to the latest version. I checked the features, documentations, forums, blogs, articles and everything about SEP and I'm getting a negative feedback, a lot of people are complaining. Some even call it a nightmare! Very discouraging. I kept on thinking, as the Server Technology Analyst and only 1 year with the company, I don't want to risk my new job as well as mess around with the servers. Is SEP11 ready for primetime, or is it a disaster? SEP11 is September 11, hmmm, a 9/11 disaster! So we didn't rushed to deploy this. Instead, I started working on test servers and clients. At the same time, as I'm the only one who's going to deploy and implement this, I need to have a plan, a very safe one.

I created a project plan, first looking at the existing SSC setup and...

Vikram Kumar-SAV to SEP | 20 Jul 2009 | 3 comments


I work as a Security Consultant for my company and obviously as an Antivirus specialist.

So this story is about a client who had about 8,000 clients and was currently using MacAfee. They were at the end of their contract,  in few months,so they were looking for a better solution as they were hit by number of outbreaks in the last couple of years and were not satisfied with the support provided.

So a Conference call was scheduled and I was invited to give my views on which antivirus solution to consider migrating,  and why to switch.  We also discuss the Pros and Cons.

Their requirement were pretty simple, but very strict, and they wanted a secure and Malware free environment due to the recent outbreaks which cost them too much with high downtimes and un-availability of critical production servers.

So when I joined the Conference, there were about 8 members with their own views and recommendations.  ...

Abhishek Pradhan | 19 Jul 2009 | 7 comments

I was recently roped in as an Independent consultant to help evaluate, design / architect and then implement a robust Security Solution for a Unit of the Defense Services in India. Can’t take names and place locations due to NDA's in effect with them, but can say this much that they deal with some pretty sensitive material and data, and they were having a hellish time in keeping Viruses and worms off their networks.

I was specifically tasked along with 4 other independent consultants, for evaluating other security solutions, which Included Symantec solutions as well since the authorities were concerned with the growing portability of USB data devices, and their main concern was that the smaller the device, the harder it is to try and detect it and prevent someone from waltzing in and making merry with their critical data, AND also introducing say a targeted threat / Trojan on the network, and continue to siphon the data / info away.

We were given the...

Rafeeq | 16 Jul 2009 | 8 comments

Hi There,

I'm Rafeeq, I work as a security consulant for a client, we handle their entire security infrastructure,including IPS signatures and network monitoring.
My client has around 2000+ computers in their environment. They had a mixed enviroment consisting of SAV 8.x and SAV10 running on two different domains with mixed mode. Their license was about to end for SAV 10 this september , hence they decided to go for an upgrade , client did not have any second thoughts of chosing different antivirus vendors no matter even if it comes for free, the reason they had (i'm sure we all agree to these points :) )

1) The detection rate of symantec is higher than any other antivirus companies i agree to this coz symantec has global sensors all over for this detection

              4 symatnec SOC
              74 symantec Monitored Countries...

Abhishek Pradhan | 14 Jul 2009 | 0 comments

1 To prevent an automatic sweep of the database until after a backup occurs, increase the Site Properties Log Settings to their maximum permissible value.

2 Perform the backup, as you may feel appropriate.

3 On the computer where the manager is installed, open a Web browser and type the following URL:


After you have performed this task, the log entries for all types of logs are saved in the alternate database table. The original table is kept until the next sweep is initiated.

4 To empty all but the most current entries, perform a second sweep. The original table is cleared and entries then start to be stored there again.

5 Reconfigure the Site Properties Log Settings to the initial preferred values.

Bijay.Swain | 11 Jul 2009 | 4 comments

As a system Admin my job was to secure user data and provide minimal down time for a network consisting of 1500+ PCs, 300+ terminals, 300+ Thin Clients, 50+ laptops, all within an area of 15 kilometers..  I was unable to do so because of the number of viruses spread throughout our network. 

Here's the history behind the issue, and how Symantec's Endpoint Solutions helped.  In the past,  we had no antivirus solution for our network .  Maintenance agencies were using some free AV product to clean infected Pcs. Because of  this process, Pcs were formatted regularly, at least once every 2-3  months. This  was causing serious problems for some of the important departments like purchase, marketing, project management, materials management etc. Additionally, some departments use digital signatures for banking, e-tender purposes, among others. After formatting those Pcs,  too many problems would arise. We...

Subhi Pattiam | 09 Jul 2009 | 1 comment


 i am using symantec,recently i got an error saying that " scan engine retuned an error 0*20000058".I have followed the basic steps.Upgraded the version & also tried to complete reinstallation & installation.Still facing the same issue.