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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

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....
Spencer Parkinson | 10 Nov 2010 | 0 comments

Symantec was recently named a finalist in multiple categories of the 2011 SC Magazine Awards program. Symantec has been recognized for 10 products in 10 areas of the Reader Trust Award competition, which honors best-in-class security products and services. Symantec’s products were selected from more than 650 entries submitted in more than 30 technology categories.


Symantec products honored this year:

Curtis Carroll | 28 Oct 2010 | 6 comments

Do you have an enhancement request that would make Symantec Data Loss Prevention better or would improve the usability of the product?

If you are not aware, Symantec Connect has an ideas portal for submitting and tracking enhancement requests.  Once your idea has been submitted, other community members can add comments and vote on it.  The most popular ideas move to the top where they are reviewed by Symantec Product Managers.  Look here for a quick demo of how ideas works.


Hear4U | 08 Sep 2010

Here's your chance to be "King for a Week" with our new Security Solutions Contest! 

What Is the Security Solutions Contest?
It's all about solving end user questions in the forums area.  We created this contest to help increase the total number of solutions on the Security Community.  We are going to select threads we'd like you to solve, and give you an opportunity to win a weekly prize. Yes, I said "weekly!"  Keep reading to find out more about the prize!

How Do I Participate?
First, if you want to play, pull out your dust-ridden, coffee stained endpoint protection & related security product manuals, re-read all the latest and greatest knowledge base articles, and put your thinking-caps on! 

Why?  Because to be the "King for a Week" in this contest, you need to be able to solve popular forum threads that will be hand...