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Chad Dupin | 01 Jun 2011 | 0 comments

ITS Partner is looking to hire a few Symantec Security Consultants / Engineers.



West Michigan / Grand Rapids, MI Area.

Job Summary

This position will be focused on the implementation of Symantec security products within various customer environments. Job responsibilities include assessing customer needs and expectations, designing solutions to meet those needs, and then implementing the design. In addition to these activities the consultant will participate in the sales process (proposal creation, presentations, sales calls, demos, etc.). This position has the opportunity to grow into a leadership role within ITS to help guide and direct the security team.

Preferred Technical Qualifications

  • Symantec Endpoint Protection
  • Symantec Endpoint Encryption
  • Symantec Data Loss Prevention
  • Control Compliance Suite
  • PGP

Technical Knowledge

shamil | 25 Mar 2011 | 0 comments

I ran into some issues when installing the Sharepoint2003Scanner on the Web front end server of our Sharepoint Portal Server 2003 environment.  I was getting a 14001 error, and wanted to share the fix.

SEVERE: exception in main thread Cannot run program "E:/SharePoint2003Scanner/scanner/VontuSharePoint2003Scanner.exe": CreateProcess error=14001, This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem

This was due to the Microsoft Visual C ++ 2005 Redistributable package that the was installed during the Sharepoint implementation years ago.  The Sharepoint Scanner for 2003 target requires the 2005 Redistributable package with ATL security.  After download and installation, it requires a reboot, so make sure to schedule downtime if you don't have your web front ends clustered.


Mark Maynard | 10 Mar 2011 | 1 comment

We had a great Chicago Security & Compliance User Group meeting on March 8.  A fantastic presentation by Rich Bagurdes was very valuable and shows some real world examples of how to leverage all of SEP's features.  There was also another great presentation by Min about SEP 12.1 Amber that highlighted the new virtualization features and generated lots of additional questions and interest around the upcoming SEP 12.1  product.

Here are the available slides and even some video of the presentation.  Thanks goes to everyone who participated to make this another great event.  I am looking forward to participating at the next one that is coming soon in August 2011.



SecuredThatToo | 17 Feb 2011 | 1 comment

Symantec just announced a pretty cool, interactive, free tool to help stay abreast of security trends and activities.  It even has historical data!  There’s an online version, a installable Windows gadget and you can access it via your mobile phone!  It's pretty slick!

Online Web Portal:

Windows Gadget Download:


Check it out!!!

Min Ju

Spencer Parkinson | 16 Feb 2011 | 0 comments

After the dust settled at the 2011 SC Magazine Awards on Tuesday night at RSA 2011, Symantec emerged as one of the big winners. Of the 10 categories in which Symantec was named a finalist, we won in four of them, including the following:


Mjahtetn | 31 Jan 2011 | 0 comments

Symantec Data Loss Prevention 11.0 was released January 24, 2011

> License file required for all DLP Products
> Exception: DLP Oracle Options, no key or file needed for activation

What's New?
- DLP Network Prevent Email Add-on for SYMC Brightmail Gateway Subscription
- DLP Network Monitor and Network Prevent for Email
- DLP Network Monitor and Prevent for Web
- DLP Endpoint Prevent Add on to SPS EE for Endpoints
- DLP Suite Add on to SPS for Endpoints

Mira Davda | 19 Jan 2011 | 0 comments

Symantec believes that attack kits play a significant role in the continuing evolution of cybercrime into an economic model worth millions of dollars.

Attack kits are bundles of malicious code that novices and experts alike can use to facilitate cyber attacks on networked  computers. Typically used to enable the theft of sensitive information and provide the ability to customize threats in order to evade detection, as well as automating the attack process.  

While attack kits have been in existence for close to two decades, Symantec has detected an upward trend in their development, sale, and use in the last few years . Symantec’s  latest  report on Attack Toolkits and Malicious Websites reveals that with the dramatic simplification of the process of creating and launching cyber attacks, attack toolkits are quickly becoming the primary fuel driving the increasingly self-sustaining, profitable...

UCD4me | 05 Jan 2011 | 0 comments

The User Centered Design (UCD) team here at Symantec exists to help make customer experiences easier, more efficient and more useful for you.  Right now, we're ramping up several research projects where we are looking for those in security and compliance with a manger, director or CISO role to give us feedback in the form of short user stories.  This should require only a 30-45 minute commitment on the phone to share experiences and points of pain, and this effort is "product agnostic" so as long as you are involved with security, regardless of products used, we'd like to hear from you!

If you are interested, please email Kellie Mecham at to arrange a date and time for the phone interview. 

We look forward to hearing from you!

Best wishes,


Dave Gadue | 03 Dec 2010 | 1 comment

While I was not able to attend this time around, feedback was that we had another terrific event!  I believe we may have set another record for the largest one yet.  Congratulations.

Attached are the presentations.  Thanks goes out to Jeremy, Fabio, Curtis, and Harold for presenting.

Finally, a special thanks goes out to Tim and Bank of America for hosting.

On behalf of the Board, we want to wish everyone a Happy Holiday season and safe New Years!


Minutes captured by Eric Buvron. Thanks, Eric!

NY DLP User Group Meeting Minutes:  12-1-10

Meeting Agenda:

12:30 pm- Lunch

01:00 pm- Announcements & Introductions

01:15 pm- User Group Presentations by CompuShare and HSBC

02:15 pm- Symantec Presentations

03:30 pm- Discussion / Q & A

04:15 pm- Prizes & Planning

05:00 pm- Cocktail Reception

2011 Meeting...

jjesse | 21 Nov 2010 | 3 comments

After installing DLP as a Network Detection server there are additional configuration options that must be done both on the detection server and within the Enforce UI.

Installing the Endace card on the detection server

The first problem to be aware of is to make sure the Endace drivers and software is installed in a folder that has no spaces, c:\endace instead of the default: c:\program files\endace

From the Enforce server copy the dagextraconfig.bat from c:\vontu\protect\bin to c:\endace\dag-3.3.1\bin. Do not worry that this bat file is commented out, an error will be generated if this file is missing

Change the boot.ini to enable the /3GB switch

If you are running Windows Server 32-bit on the detection side the 3GB switch needs to be enabled in the boot.ini file. The following steps need to be done:

  • Change the attributes on the file from the command type: attrib.exe –s –h –r c:\boot....