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linda_park | 03 Dec 2014 | 0 comments

The Cloud Email Security Problem

Security, compliance and governance are key inhibitors to cloud email adoption in enterprises. When we talk with CISOs, it’s clear that no one is willing to lose visibility and control of confidential information like intellectual property and regulated data when they move to the cloud. And by giving up direct control over your email servers, it becomes increasingly difficult to ensure that well-meaning insiders and malicious actors won’t be able to leak or gain access to the valuable information stored on them.

The Symantec R&D team has been hard at work building a new enterprise-grade security solution to help you confidently move to cloud email without sacrificing visibility and control. Symantec Data Loss Prevention Cloud Prevent for Microsoft Office 365 seamlessly integrates the market-leading DLP technology with Exchange Online so you can proactively monitor and...

ryanschoenherr | 24 Nov 2014 | 0 comments

Novacoast is a Syamntec Platinum Partner and has partnered with MetriX Dashboards who have developed their our own unique real time dashboard solution. MetriX gives users the power to quickly and easily aggregate real-time data from any number of data sources into a single, consolidated view.

MetriX provides those within security with an unprecedented view into the organization’s security posture, while providing you with real-time notifications when thresholds or service levels are not being met. This ensures that IT can respond quickly to threats, thereby reducing risk associated with lack of timely visibility.

I thought this may be of intrest and wanted to share a screen shot of a few dashboards.

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jjesse | 03 Oct 2014 | 0 comments

Recently I was doing an install of Symantec DLP on a Red Hat Linux box that was a member of LDAP and had the /home folder automounted and didn't allow for us to write to that folder.  When a new local user was created via the adduser command it would not work without passing a command line option to change the location of the home directory (adduser -b /opt/users/).

During the install of Symantec DLP, the installer creates a user (protect, protect_update) and would fail because the home directory (/home/protect) could not be created.

So the question was asked… Can we create a user, populate the home directory outside of /home and then perform the install of the system?

Answer:  No… The installer for Symantec DLP needs to create the correct users and must be able to write /home when creating the user.  There is currently an enhancement request within Symantec to allow a pre-created account.

ryanschoenherr | 08 Jul 2014 | 0 comments

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Stephen Heider | 21 Jun 2014 | 0 comments

The following important changes are being made to the Symantec Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and Data Insight (DI) Knowledgebase.

The content for both products is moving to a new location, to the same Technical Support Knowledge Base for other Symantec products.

Please note:

linda_park | 17 Jun 2014 | 2 comments

Organizations are spending more on security and believe they’re adequately protected, yet data breaches continue to impact consumers, businesses and governments – the number of breaches jumped 62 percent in 2013. Overworked and understaffed, security teams are stitching together “good enough” security point products that weren’t designed to work together. Not only does this make you more vulnerable to breaches, but it also increases operational complexity.

Symantec Data Loss Prevention 12.5 introduces new features that give you greater control over your confidential data and simplify the management of DLP including:

  1. NEW! Single Server Installation support enables you to deploy the DLP detection servers, Enforce Platform, and Oracle database on a single physical server for branch offices or small organizations (1,000 users or less), and lowers hardware and maintenance costs.
  2. NEW! Self-Service Remediation...
jjesse | 12 Jun 2014 | 0 comments

Symantec Data Insight (DI) can help customers who struggle with identifying data users and owners for their unstructured data.  DI helps a customer answer the following questions:

  1. Who owns the data?
  2. Who is responsible for remediation of that data?
  3. Who has seen the data?
  4. Who has access to the data?
  5. What data is most at-risk?

So what's new in Data Insight 4.5?  Here are 4.5 (get it?) awesome things about this release:

  1. Self-service portal to make remediation easier:  A portal that allows data owners and/or custodians of data to be able to remediate items directly potentially without the need for IT Security.  Actions can come from either the Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Portal or from Data Insight Management Server depending on the workflow.  

            A customer can create workflows that are specific to their own...

Lion Shaikh | 28 Apr 2014 | 0 comments
Sr. No Blank Field Type Reason
1 Destination HTTPS/SSL In endpoint Incidents Destination field is used for file transfer incidents i.e.( where files are transfered from source to destination) and since https/ssl or http transactions do not have this information destination is only populated for CD/DVD & Removable storage Incidents. But still we get the destination URL for http/s incidents which is given in recipient field.
2 Destination Path CD/DVD For CD/DVD Incidents destination path would be CD/DVD Drives and since at the time of writing the files on CD/DVD drives they become un-readable for the internal applications due to which DLP is unable to monitor/ keep track of...
Teresa Law | 19 Dec 2013 | 0 comments

Symantec is excited to be a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Loss Prevention for the eighth* consecutive year!  In the latest report, Gartner evaluates DLP solutions and provides valuable insights into DLP vendors and market trends:

  • The DLP market is estimated to reach between $680 million and $710 million in 2013, and grow an additional 22% to 25% by the end of 2014, to reach approximately $830 million.
  • DLP deployments are seen more and more as business tools that need to be operated and managed by the business units themselves.
  • Malicious insider and well-intentioned insider threat detection is increasing in terms of [Gartner] client requests for DLP; as is better integration with business context awareness


captain jack sparrow | 03 Dec 2013 | 0 comments

can transmit information between computers using high-frequency sound waves inaudible to the human ear. The duo successfully sent passwords and more between non-networked Lenovo T400 laptops via the notebooks’ built-in microphones and speakers. Freaky-deaky!
The infected victim sends all recorded keystrokes to the covert acoustical mesh network. Infected drones forward the keystroke information inside the covert network till the attacker is reached.