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Marie Pettersson | 10 Feb 2012 | 1 comment

I am absolutely blown away with what is going on in the mobile world and the latest numbers from IDC demonstrate the fact that mobile is breaking every record. A year on year growth of 57% for Smartphone shipments compared to last year. Do I need to say more? These devices will be used for business and private matters and they function merely as a pc. So what is the difference?  I think that we don’t consider that question enough, we simply use it together with all the features we can get our hands on; mobile banking and payments, browsing the web, reading emails, downloading apps, gathering intelligence, and the list goes on... So why should we separate the way we manage mobile devices from any other device or endpoint connected to our network?

Adaptive Mobile did a report last year on the mobile threats and their key conclusions were that mobile scams are way more profitable than the traditional pc scams (2%...

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...

rscovel | 19 Dec 2011 | 4 comments

Symantec Protection Center 2.1 (SPC) has been released!

The Symantec Protection Center Team is proud to announce the release of Symantec Protection Center 2.1 (2.1.0.2075), which was published today to the LiveUpdate Publishing Service.  SPC 2.0 Customers will be notified that an update to SPC is available for download.  This is a LiveUpdate release only.  This update provides fixes for a small number of defects, as well as several major enhancements.

These enhancements include:

  • New Security Audit functionality, and reports
  • New Intrusion Detection System (IDS) signature reports
  • An enhanced Specific Endpoint report
  • SPC Web Interface security certificate management
  • Updated browser compatibility

Full details are found in the SPC 2.1 Release notes (DOC4967...

Dinesh Theerthagiri | 17 Nov 2011 | 1 comment

This article presents information on manual unpacking of protected malicious Windows executables using the OllyDbg debugger. It also involve in fully rebuild the import table so the file can be restored to its original state and executed. Many anti-virus vendors categorized UPX, NsPack, ASpack and many other PE packers as malicious software.

Packers ???

A 'Packer' is a compression routine that squeezes an executable file. These programs created to reduce disk space and make downloads faster. It makes difficult to understand the original file and make it tricky to match the file signature of a compressed file. Packers initially send PE internal structures and then it identifies PE header, Export table, and import table in new structures & attaches code segment before OEP, called as STUB .i.e. the compressed executable is shifted to data section of newly created file. PE header & section header is no more useful since data is compressed means...

Denis Kattithara | 17 Nov 2011 | 1 comment

As Organizations continue to implement various tools and endpoints for employees to work more efficiently, they are creating a higher potential for information to be leaked out. As the volume of data continues to grow within an organization, data security teams may have little or no visibility into where confidential data is stored or who has access to that data.

Symantec Data Loss Prevention provides a solution towards content aware security. Implementing a Data Loss Prevention solution involves integrating technology with business initiatives and requirements. This requires a detailed analysis of existing business processes, IT Infrastructure etc.

While an IDS / IPS solution protects an Infrastructure from external threats, the DLP Content Aware approach protects organizations from Internal threats. These threats could be a malicious employee, vendor etc trying to leak confidential information. DLP also provides a greater insight into existing business...

Pamela Reese | 09 Nov 2011 | 3 comments

Symantec received a finalist nomination in 12 catagories of the upcoming SC Magazine 2012 Awards, representing Symantec's broad portfolio of superior security offerings. SC Magazine will announce the winners at a dinner event during RSA 2012. Symantec looks forward to attending! 

Best Anti-Malware Gateway(Symantec Web Gateway 5.0)

Best Cloud Computing Security(Symantec Endpoint Protection.cloud)

Best Data Leakage Prevention (DLP)(Symantec Data Loss Prevention)

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rscovel | 25 Oct 2011 | 0 comments

The Protection Center Team is proud to announce the release of Symantec Protection Center 2.0 Release Update 1 (SPC RU1), which was published today to the LiveUpdate Publishing Service.  SPC 2.0 Customers will be notified that an update to SPC is available for download.  This is a LiveUpdate release only.  This update provides fixes for a small number of defects and also the ability for SPC customers with Symantec Web Gateway (SWG) 5.0.2 (and later) and Symantec Critical Systems Protection (CSP) 5.2.8 (and later) applications to integrate with the SPC Dashboard. 

Symantec Protection Center is a centralized security management console that enables organizations to identify emerging threats, prioritize tasks and accelerate time to protection based on relevant, actionable intelligence. Through a combination of process automation and security intelligence, it enables users to take timely, targeted action to remediate incidents and proactively...

collinj5 | 11 Aug 2011 | 0 comments
Symantec DLP at Medical Mutual of Ohio
 
Presented By:
Brad Gladish
Enterprise Security Analyst
KatieBurton | 31 Jul 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...

Sean Yarger | 08 Jun 2011 | 2 comments

Let’s pretend for a moment that you’re on a business trip. You hear the boarding call for your flight and reach down to grab you laptop – only your laptop isn’t there. Whether it was left at security or snagged by another traveler in the terminal, your laptop is gone and your company data is at risk.

So what do you do? Typically you’ll need to make a call to the office, notifying your IT department of the incident. This call will initiate a chain reaction of events set into place to ensure measures are taken to secure the files and equip you with a new device to keep business running as usual. This process typically involves a series of forms, approvals, signatures, etc.

While it may sound simple, enforcing processes with effectiveness is one of hardest things for companies to do. With multiple people involved and steps required, any number of things can go wrong, slowing down the process – and costing you and your company...