Video Screencast Help
Symantec to Separate Into Two Focused, Industry-Leading Technology Companies. Learn more.
Security Community Blog
Showing posts tagged with Data Loss Prevention (Vontu)
Showing posts in English
hecongyan | 06 May 2010 | 2 comments

Part of any good computer security strategy is changing computer password on a regular basis. A strong password is the first line of defense against those who wish to get access to our computers and the important data they contain.
In this article We will learn how you can easily change your password in Windows 7.

Difficulty: Easy

Things You'll Need:

  • Windows 7


  1. Step 1


    Click on the "Start" , which is the "Windows Orb...

imi so ubu | 05 May 2010 | 0 comments

Since I participate in several social networks professionally and personally, I have taken an interest in protecting the security of my computers. 

Recently, I read an article that was supposed to offer various topics including:  

  • DNS Threats
  • The Kaminsky Vulnerability
  • DNSSEC Deployment
  • Loading Balancing & DNSSEC
  • and more!

Unfortunately, I was a little disappointed by the selection....mainly because a free webcast was offered in place of the actual article.

There was no indication that  a user could reduce or minimize the risk and/or potential threat to security.

As I continued to read the document, I was very pleased to find an icon that provided insightful guidance. 

Consumers and businesses rely on electronic information systems to store, transmit, and manage their most important, private data. But the recent rise in...

mariapeter12 | 05 May 2010 | 0 comments

In the Linux operating system, fsck is a useful utility that scans the file system for consistency and integrity and on finding errors repairs them. It usually runs automatically at the time of startup if the system detects that the file system is in an inconsistent state. This utility runs both in interactive and non-interactive mode. Although this utility is pretty useful, at times it may backfire as well. For example, if you run fsck on a mounted Linux system then it could lead to system corruption and data loss. In such cases, you should use a third-party Linux data recovery software to recover lost data from corrupted file system.

Consider a scenario wherein you are working on a Linux system that has live ext3 file system. You run the fsck utility and find the following error message:

“EXT3-fs: corrupt root Inode, run e2fsck”

If you run e2fsck on the same volume after getting the aforementioned error message, then the following error message is...

Neil Christie | 26 Apr 2010 | 3 comments

I want to create this blog to start sharing ideas on how different customers of Symantec products are using them to create a compliance framework.  I am going to explore the two main areas of my expertise, but would invite anyone using any other Symantec products to inject comments where appropriate. 

The two products that I am going to focus on are as follows:

- Symantec Control and Compliance Suite Version 9 (CCS)

- Symantec Data Loss Prevention Version 9 (DLP)

I will be sharing as appropriate the road traveled for our compliance program.

The first mile on the compliance highway includes the following:

- Install and configure DLP discover to create an inventory of where sensitive data resides
- Install and configure CCS and run Center for Internet Security (CIS) baselines across relevant technologies in use
- Create seperate CCS Standards for each technology based on CIS
- Remove and modify CIS...

mariapeter12 | 16 Apr 2010 | 1 comment

Are you unable to start any application or access data on Linux computer? Are you getting library errors while starting any application or retrieving data from the hard drive? This behavior may take place due to corrupt or missing library files of your Linux operating system.

In such situations, you must replace the damaged library files to keep your system functional. It leads to critical data loss situations and needs Linux data recovery to be fixed, if you do not have an updated backup in place.

As a practical example of this problem, you may encounter the below error message when you run any application on Linux operating system-based computer:

“Program name: error in loading shared libraries: lib xxx…so. X: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory.”

After the above error, the application starting process gets terminated improperly and it cannot be used further.

Grounds of...

mariapeter12 | 13 Apr 2010 | 2 comments

Like every other operating system, Linux computer also contains a system or boot volume, which is used to boot your system. Boot device is one on which all the boot files and Linux operating system are installed. In some cases, you may encounter boot errors while trying to start Linux-based computer. This behavior may occur due to missing or damaged boot files. In such cases, Linux system refuses to boot and you can not access the data stored on your Linux hard drive. It leads to critical data loss and needs Linux Data Recovery.

When you try to boot your Linux computer, you may receive the following warning message:

"EXT2-fs warning: mounting unchecked fs, running e2fsck is recommended"

After the above error, when you run 'e2fsck' utility, you face further error messages that resemble the followings:

• TivoMaster:/var/tmp$ e2fsck -y /dev/hda7 e2fsck 1.06, 7-Oct-96 for EXT2 FS 0.5b, 95/08/09 e2fsck: Bad magic number in...

benr | 02 Apr 2010 | 0 comments

Symantec Data Loss Prevention 10.5 was released on Friday, March 26, 2010.  It introduces new capabilities that will help you take control of unstructured data, enforce social media policies, secure private clouds, comprehensively manage endpoints, and deploy data loss prevention globally.  You can read about our release highlights below or attend our upcoming webcast to learn more.   
Upcoming User Webcast
Symantec Data Loss Prevention Data Insight can help solve the data protection problem for unstructured data by giving you insight into usage patterns and access permissions. Data Insight is the newest addition to Symantec Data Loss Prevention for Storage that includes Symantec Data Loss Prevention Network Discover and Network Protect  Click to register for the webcast on Wednesday, April 7, 2010...

benr | 09 Mar 2010 | 2 comments

 Introducing Symantec Data Insight Technology – Combining Data Loss Prevention & Storage Management

Symantec announced the launch of Symantec Data Loss Prevention Data Insight, a new technology that enables organizations to improve data governance through insights into the ownership and usage of unstructured data, including files such as documents, spreadsheets and emails.  Data Insight will be the first and only data loss prevention solution to deliver an integrated data owner and remediation capability.

How Can It Help You?

•          Is it a challenge to find the people or groups responsible for unstructured files?

•          Do you need to investigate data leaks?

•          Do you need to track and log data access for compliance?

•   ...

jjesse | 06 Mar 2010 | 0 comments

In an article on, author Rich Mogull opens up his recent article "Five endpoint DLP deployment data security tips" with the following comment:

"Deploying endpoint data loss prevention is probably the most fear-inducing step in any DLP project."

I would like to argue that with Symantec DLP this may not be true.

Mogull makes very valid points in 4 out of 5 of the statements. However the second point is where I would like to argue that Symantec DLP eases deployment of the Endpoint agent. Symantec DLP leverages the Management Platform (formerly known as Altiris Notification Server) to help distribute the agents. I covered the DLP v9 Integration Component in a...

Marie Coon | 01 Feb 2010 | 1 comment

There are many issues users encounter when trying to deploy a new system. This is no different for Symantec Data Loss Prevention users. There are several ways to get help with these issues before contacting technical support:

1) Through the Symantec Connect Community, which has a private group set up for DLP customers, and

2) The other way is through the Symantec DLP Knowledgebase, which can be accessed here for all DLP customers:

Here are a few of the issues you can find answers to:

1. Occasionally, you may install or update an agent and see that the agent status remains red. You can view the online help within your DLP installation, or visit the DLP knowledgebase: KB 47980: Agent status troubleshooting...