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James Hanlon | 10 Jun 2013 | 1 comment

You must have been taking a long (and probably well deserved) holiday if you have not noticed the increasing use of the term “cyber” in the press recently.

Anything security related is now a cyber risk, a cyber incident or a cyber attack. Governments are driving cyber strategies, citizens need to be cyber aware, businesses are tabling cyber projects, companies are building cyber capabilities, vendors are creating cyber solutions and consultancies are creating cyber practices to help you enhance your cyber resilience.

With all this hype, the key question is - what is different from the infrastructure and information security we have been doing for years and this new cyber approach? This is a good question because everyone seems to have a different perspective on cyber. And for very good reasons.

At Symantec, we get the opportunity to discuss the different interpretations of cyber with many types of users and businesses – consumers, small and...

MelanieLopez | 16 Apr 2013 | 0 comments

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Symantec would like to announce the release of Managed PKI Service v8.8, which includes support for the newest platforms and browsers, local key escrow and recovery service, and features to address evolving NIST guidelines.

Summary of New Features:

  • Support for heterogeneous environments
    • New platforms and browsers (IE 10 on Windows 8 platforms; PKI Client support for Windows Vista 64-bit)
    • Automate the enrollment process for MAC environments
  • Key Management Enhancements
    • Local key escrow and recovery service
    • Support for evolving NIST standards with ECC based keys
  • Support for WiMAX and DOCSIS certificates
  • General user interface enhancements improve Administrator experience

Support for heterogeneous environments


Mike Maxwell | 21 Mar 2013 | 1 comment

* This article originally ran on StateScoop on March 19, 2013.

"The golden age never was the present age."

That's a quote from Benjamin Franklin, who was about as close to a State CIO as you could get back in 18th century Pennsylvania.

And while it may seem jarring to think that we've progressed in just a few short years from a "golden age" of simple-to-secure state-owned mobile IT to a turbulent new era of employee-owned mobile IT, it's a reasonable assessment.

In state government today, attempting to own, distribute, and manage all of the mobile devices connecting to your network is about as practical as catching lightning with a kite.

The more I think about it, the more I'm convinced that the best lens through which to look at this issue is a...

SebastianZ | 02 Feb 2013 | 0 comments

A small compilation from the Symantec Portfolio including Data Sheets of several Symantec Security Products.

- Symantec™ Endpoint Protection 12.1.2 (10/12)

- Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 2013 (11/12)

- Symantec™ Protection Suite Enterprise Edition - Comprehensive, powerful endpoint, messaging, and Web protection, for less
money (06/11)

Al Cooley - DeepSight Product Management | 29 Jan 2013 | 0 comments

There has been a data explosion within security teams, as organisations everywhere seek to increase their effectiveness in preventing breaches of defences through improved correlation and data sharing. You have probably seen this happening within your own working environment, too.

In the quest to achieve this sought-after level of ‘good enough’ security, the findings of new research from the Enterprise Strategy Group, ‘Big Data Intersection with Security Analytics’, partially sponsored by Symantec, are encouraging.

You won’t be too surprised to hear that, in our ‘Big Data’ world, we are collecting a lot more data than we used to two years ago. There is only one direction in which that arrow is going to be pointing from now on. What is interesting here, though, is that lots of people are vested in this information to do their job – and that is likely to envelop even more people, across a wide range of roles over the next...

Pamela Reese | 06 Dec 2012 | 0 comments

Symantec received a finalist nomination in 9 categories of the upcoming SC Magazine 2013 Awards, representing Symantec's broad portfolio of superior security offerings. SC Magazine will announce the winners at a dinner event during RSA 2013. Symantec looks forward to attending!

Symantec Corp. | 29 Oct 2012 | 0 comments

By Rob Greer, Vice President & General Manager, Enterprise Mobility, Symantec

Over the last few years, we’ve seen an increase in the number of new mobile operating systems. The latest example is Microsoft’s announcement today of the availability of Windows Phone 8. At Symantec, we work to ensure that our customers are able to protect and manage their data, apps, devices and users on all mobile platforms. As such, we’re pleased to announce that Symantec Mobile Management Suite – a single solution that covers mobile device management, mobile application management, and mobile security – now provides support for the new Windows Phone 8 platform.

As users start to access corporate email and other resources with their new Windows Phone 8 devices, businesses will need to protect these activities. The mobile device management component of the suite,...

Pritesh J. Chauhan | 25 Oct 2012 | 0 comments

Approximately two weeks since my last post I write again this morning (times as per current location) whilst on a break in between sessions in a Worldwide Technical Symposium based Las Vegas. This is where a number of Symantec Technical employees attend a five day conference to not only enhance their knowledge around Symantec products and Solutions, but to also develop existing relationships further and knowledge share, ultimately to ensure our customers have a much better experience. We are all here so we can better protect the world people and information.

I am sat near the front of the lab today, learning about the advanced configurations of the Symantec Web Gateway and how it works when connected to SSIM and the DLP offerings - powerful is a plain understatement of what this solution can do for an organisation.

Whilst I write, a lot of the people in the lab have gone for a quick coffee break and I am sat here with approximately three other people, who in the...

Teresa Law | 21 Oct 2012 | 0 comments

Announcing Managed PKI Service v8.6

Symantec would like to announce the release of Managed PKI Service v8.6, which includes new Managed PKI clients for the Android and the Apple Mac. 

Summary of New Features:

  • Transparent certificate enrollment and automation capabilities across all platforms
  • PKI Client for Android (can be downloaded from Google Play)
  • PKI Client for MAC
  • Microsoft’s Auto Enrollment enhancements that provide post processing functionality with fully transparent auto enrollment through PKI Client (not available with Microsoft Auto Enrollment alone)
  • Certificate Management enhancements
  • Enterprise Gateway GUI based installer
  • Allow configuration of KU and EKU extensions

Enhancements such as theAndroid client are one of the Symantec tools that can help organizations more safely and economically adopt Bring Your Own Device (BYOD...

James Hanlon | 15 Oct 2012 | 0 comments

Cyberspace presents an incredible amount of opportunity for today’s organisations. Connectivity, innovation, productivity and collaboration are just some of the benefits on offer. However, cyberspace presents equally significant risks. Those risks can have huge impact and visibility; it seems that a week cannot go by without another cyber incident being splashed across internet feeds, newspapers and websites. This visibility means that cyber risks have the attention of the executive management of every organisation.

Cyber risks include targeted attacks, advanced persistent threats, data loss, denial-of-service attacks, hackitivism, negligent and malicious insiders, reputational damage, cyber espionage and nation state threats. In 2011, Symantec blocked over 5.5 billion malware attacks, an 81% increase over the previous year, witnessed a 36% increased in web based attacks and an increased focus and intensity of advanced persistent malware. Furthermore, Symantec...