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PaulNorthgate | 13 Aug 2009 | 19 comments

Hi Everyone,

First let me tell you a bit about me and my company, (well I wish it was my company, unfortunately I am but a humble employee who loves their job), I work for a large IT company in N.Ireland and we supply IT services (Hardware, software, support, security you name it, we do it) to every School in N.Ireland as well as some schools in England. My role is as a Solutions Development and Implementation specialist. (Sounds fancy, but i'm really only learning!)

Anyway more about Symantec's role in our organisation. As you can imagine securing a managed network which supports one of the largest ADs in Europe is no mean feat in itself, however what happens when unruly pupils (Sorry about my generalisation! i myself was once an unruly pupil and somewhat expect every school going teenager to be just like me, which i'm sure isn't the case) bring Linux, MAC and Windows based notebooks and netbooks to school, fully loaded with malware, filesharing tools, 1337...

J.Porter | 12 Aug 2009 | 2 comments

When I signed on to work in my current position as infosec specialist, I was required to attend the Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0 MR4: Administration course. Little did I know how hard it would be to actually register and attend a course in my area. The course was cancelled 3 times due to lack of enrollment 3 times, before I finally attended. I began working with SEP11 MR2, and finally got into the MR4 course with 1 year of experience under my belt. The instructor stated "Wow, you've been working on the product for a year so you can probably teach the class"! 

The course was a good course, but the instructor was right. I didn't learn a significant amount of new information. My sole job is to manage Symantec Endpoint Protection Management servers, so naturally I learned a thing or two over the last year. On the otherhand, this class is great for those who are new to...

LeslieMiller | 12 Aug 2009 | 13 comments

Announcing the winners of the latest Tell Your Story Contest for the Backup and Security communities.

But first, tap your fingers on your desk to get the full effect of a drum roll. . . . . . . . . . . . .

The award for the Tell Your Backup Story Contest goes to:

glandge for the entry: BackupExec: The Best for Microsoft Exchange

The award for the Tell Your Security Story Contest goes to:

Jeanne for the entry: My Security Story

Join us as we give our heartiest congratulations for these two winners. Each of them will receive 25,000 rewards points added to their accounts.

Watch next week for the announcement of the contest runners up and an exciting announcement of the next round of how you can win...

Bekir | 11 Aug 2009 | 5 comments

Hello all,

I’m a security consultant in my company which is focused on all aspects of IT security but I’m only Symantec focused, for now :)

I want to share a successful SEP deployment adventure with one of our customers who did not allow us to share their name for this experience.

I can tell their structure though. This is a Holding consists of many companies from military manufacturing, energy, banking to textile and etc. having around 10.000 employees in 4 main branches with many banking branches and even with branches on deserts abroad. Main branches are connected to each other with MetroEthernet and DSL to failover. Other branches within the country have only DSL links and branches in the middle of deserts only have 64kbps sattelite links.

They were already using TrendMicro and they were thinking that its management capabilities are limited. There were of course many AV software options on the table to be considered. We did demos, POC,...

riva11 | 07 Aug 2009 | 4 comments

Here is a listing of Top 10 Threats by Bright Hub web site , In the article "Top 10 Computer Viruses of 2009" by Sategroup , there is the complete list about the worst viruses in this year.

Top Viruses of 2009 : Based on Ranking

  • Rank 1: Win32/Conficker
  • Rank 2: INF/Autorun
  • Rank 3: Win32/PSW.OnLineGames
  • Rank 4: Wind32/Agent
  • Rank 5: Win32/FlyStudio
  • Rank 6: INF/Conficker
  • Rank 7: Win32/Pacex.Gen
  • Rank 8: WMA/TrojanDownloader.GetCodec
  • Rank 9: Win32/Qhost
  • Rank 10: Win32/Autorun

Link :  Top 10 Computer Viruses of 2009 

Vikram Kumar-SAV to SEP | 06 Aug 2009 | 5 comments
Sometimes when a file is not detected as threat and you think it is a Malware and still it is not getting detected.
In order to scan it from a different antivirus you actually un-install the current antivirus to install a 3rd party antivirus you update the definitions and then scan a file.
Just to know that even that is not detecting it.
There is a easier way of scanning a file with 39 well known antivirus software with their updated definitions.
Simply submit your file to
VirusTotal is a service that analyzes suspicious files and facilitates the quick detection of viruses, worms, Trojans, and all kinds of Malware detected by antivirus engines.
Adrian Diaz | 05 Aug 2009 | 1 comment
We are a financial institution headquartered in sunny South Florida. We are now a new charter and privately held bank. My role in the organization is that of Vice President, Information Security Manager. I have been with the bank for over four years. Our department is structured where we manage and maintain all the technology security layers as well as internal controls to meet regulatory requirements.   Currently GLBA is our main driver for compliance.
Right from when I started with the bank the Information Security and Information Technology departments where at arms over the then antivirus and client firewall suite. We were using SAV 8.x and 9.x as well as SCS firewall products. Every day, it just seemed to be one battle after the other. The Helpdesk kept receiving user complaints on slow machines, constant viruses and malware, machines freezing and crashing, etc. The Desktop team had issues with...
ajeet kumar | 05 Aug 2009 | 2 comments

Myself Ajeet Kumar, Technical Support Engineer. Our Organization is No.1 Partner with Symantec in India for last 8 years in a Row. We are Platinum Level partner of Symantec. Our organization Core Business line is Technical Services, Network Security, Non-Security Solution, Storage, Back-up & Recovery Solution and Infrastucture Management. We have largest corporate customers in India.

I am working as Resident Engineer at client office. I am handling Nine SEPM servers in different locations in India. My day to day activity is Update the servers, monitoring the servers, generating the reports, Contact Symantec technical support for new issues. Resolve the client issues.

My client is very happy because SEP is not only Antivirus. My client like mostly USB control, Application control, Remote deployment facility. So no more investment for another softwares.
I am accessing other unit’s SEPM consoles through remote console on single PC. So no need to log in...

Fatih Teke | 04 Aug 2009 | 4 comments

Hello Everyone,

I am the IT Specialist & Security Admin for the largest textile company in Turkey.  We have over 6000 employees, 33 servers, and 550 clients.

We originally installed another vendors AV solution, and found that when the downadup virus hit in April, it infecrted all of our computers worldwide!  I was at home when my IT manager sent a message and said, “we need you, there is a virus problem. Can you come in?”
When I arrived,  I saw Downadup was everywhere. We had originally decided to use another AV product,  as everyone in the IT department trusted the product.  However, this product couldn't identify and delete downadup.  Because of this, every computer on our network was infected!  Our DC (Domain Controller) was down and the addional controller was also down. All servers were down.Terminal servers,file servers etc. We didn't have disaster recovery. We were in...

shp | 04 Aug 2009 | 1 comment

Hi All...

I would like to share my story regarding Symantec Endpoint Protection.  I am from HCL Infosystems Ltd, where I am a Customer Engineer managing a team of five people.  Specifically, I manage SEP deployments for our customers.

This particular customer had an older AV software installed which wasn't providing thorough protectio - a virus outbreak in the network caused many of the machines to go down for extended periods of time.  The customer decided to go with SEP primarily because of its new features.  Specifically, they wanted individual management points in each location, and one central location to manage the entire infrastructure.  Previously, they were not able to bring all clients under one management console due to various difficulties.  The deployment consisted of 49 locations across India, with one server in each location.  Additionally, one server was deployed in Bangalore as the primary server. ...