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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:


xlloyd | 20 Jan 2011 | 0 comments

There's been a lot of talk about the holidy that Rustock took and now it's active again, and becoming moreso. Some have pointed to the lull in activity as a weakness that can be used to combat it but I don't think so. How can you possibly exploit the fact that they went on a break in order to come up with a method to crack down on it?

If you ask me, the break was probably because of Winter break at schools as well as the companies shutting down. The college and high-school computer labs across the US would have been shut down for the break which for organisations, only mission critical servers would be running.

As for a this showing a weakness, all it means is that Rustock is dependent on people. If we can educate the majority of organisations about not only the people illegally making profit and wreaking havoc on their computers, but in what we tech savvy people consider basic Internet security, it would put a damper on their activities.


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,


Spencer Parkinson | 08 Dec 2010 | 0 comments

The holiday season is upon us and, as usual, many people are planning on taking time off from work. But with the proliferation of mobile devices such as smartphones, “time off” doesn’t exactly mean what it used to. Symantec recently conducted a survey to uncover enterprise mobile device users’ expected smartphone habits and usage patterns – particularly those that relate to mobile security and management – while out of the office over the holiday season and in general. Here is a look at the key findings:

The interesting thing about this finding is that 62 percent of respondents do not simply plan to access confidential data on their smartphones, but expect they will need to access this sensitive data while away from the office during the holiday season. Sure, respondents might access and view this data in the privacy of their home, but in all likelihood...

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:

Spencer Parkinson | 05 Oct 2010 | 0 comments

Increasingly, people are using the same mobile device for personal use, business use and for accessing entertainment and carrier-provided services. This fundamental shift in behavior offers tremendous productivity increases but also represents new security and management challenges for three key groups - IT organizations, consumers and communication service providers.

As part of the Vision Barcelona event this week,Symantec today unveiled a major update to its mobile security and management strategy to provide mobile solutions for each of these groups. Symantec’s mobile solutions allow customers in each of the three groups to secure and manage any mobile device anytime, anywhere.

Today’s announcement also included new security and management capabilities for Android, iPhone and iPad in addition to existing support for Windows Mobile, Symbian and BlackBerry. These new features, which include remote wipe,...

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...

Gina Sheibley | 21 Jun 2010 | 0 comments

The results from Symantec’s 2010 Small and Midsized Business (SMB) Information Protection Survey are in and they tell a much different story than a survey we conducted in 2009. SMBs—many of whom admitted to forgoing even the most basic protection such as backup and antivirus just 15 months ago —are now getting serious about information protection and are seeing data loss as a real threat.

So why the change? Based on the results, I’d say it’s because SMBs are feeling the effects of information loss and cyber attacks first hand. Out of the 2,152 SMB executives and IT decision makers in 28 countries surveyed, nearly 75 percent experienced cyber attacks in the past year, which caused expensive downtime, loss of important corporate data as well as personally identifiable information of customers or employees.

Or maybe it’s the fact that SMBs realized just how costly it can be when an employee loses a device that contains company...

Spencer Parkinson | 15 Dec 2009 | 0 comments

Earlier today, Symantec announced its mobile security and management strategy, including three products to help organizations secure and manage data on the rising number of mobile devices in the enterprise. Symantec’s mobile strategy focuses on the effective integration of its mobile security and management solutions to help customers reduce downtime, increase user productivity, improve response time and provide protection and management throughout the mobile device lifecycle—from provisioning and management to security and eventual device retirement.

Symantec’s mobile management and security strategy follows a lifecycle model, provides tight integration and aligns with the broad Symantec portfolio. As part of its mobile strategy, Symantec is now offering three new products to help customers mitigate risk, manage complexity, control costs, automate processes and address...