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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...

pete_4u2002 | 17 May 2013 | 0 comments

Reference: http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH205767

Symantec will post update to the AV Engine in Multiple Daily Virus Definitions on Tuesday May 21st 2013.

Beginning with the Virus Definitions that include the update AV Engine version 20131.1, additional files will be added. That update is expected to post in MDD1 on Wednesday May 21st.

Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1+ and Norton AntiVirus/Norton Internet Security 2011+ customers will see 4 new index files.  Symantec Endpoint Protection 11+ and Norton AntiVirus/Norton Internet Security 2007+ products will see 8 additional index files.

As a result of the additional files, the size of each dated definition folder will increase. Note the size increase noted below will be the size that is added to the dated definition folders as they exist...

Brandon Noble | 25 Apr 2013 | 2 comments

I. BACKGROUND:
We have been receiving a few scattered cases of outbreaks from a file labeled snkb00ptz.exe or snkb0ptz.exe, but it seems to be on the rise.

It's normally considered poor troubleshooting to use the file name for any type of identification of a threat, but recent examples have made this practical. Even though these files were detected as many different threat names and families (Trojan.gen, w32.IRCBot.NG, Downloader, etc), the cases all reported the same behavior and symptoms.

After some additional investigation, Symantec Security Response has broken out detection for W32.Inabot. That's short for the Insomnia IRC bot. More information is available from the makers of this threat in their manual, here: http://pastebin.com/dvpu8Zwb

For those of you familiar with W32.Changeup,...

Mithun Sanghavi | 23 Apr 2013 | 0 comments

Hello,

The following general best practices document for configuring and managing SEP 11.0 was prepared by the Symantec product team.

It is always recommended to have the Latest version of SEP 11.x on your Client machines. Check this Article:

About Maintaining Consistency of Software Versions throughout a SEP 11 Organization

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH131660

See the attached files for additional documents.

Here is a general outline for configuring SEP to maximize protection from today's emerging threats:

(This outline is in order of easiest to implement first)

  1. Implement recommendations from Symantec Security Response: http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH122943
  2. Validate...
Duncan Mills | 04 Apr 2013 | 0 comments

The increased use in the workplace of user-owned devices such as smartphones and tablets, often referred to as bring your own device (BYOD), provides businesses with significant productivity and cost benefits. However, it also presents a number of complex challenges related to security.

Due to the rise of smart media devices like smartphones, tablets and ultrabooks, it is estimated that potentially, as many as 30-35%* of endpoints connected to a company’s network could be unmanaged. These are more at risk than managed endpoints which are typically subject to software patching and endpoint security policies.

Of course unmanaged endpoints are still protected by your perimeter security, such as secure web gateways. However, these have typically evolved from caching proxies and URL filters. What you need is an additional layer of security that provides the best possible levels of protection for unmanaged endpoints.

Symantec Web Gateway (SWG) will...

Kari Ann | 12 Mar 2013 | 2 comments

Survey Closed. Thank you to all those that participated. We'll be drawing the Amazon gift card winner next week. 

The Symantec Endpoint Protection Team is conducting customer research through a simple survey. In less than 2 minutes, share your thoughts on SEP 11 verses SEP 12, hepful resources, and provide the product team perspective on your IT security challenges. 

To thank you for your time, we'll award you 25 Symconnect points and enter you for a drawing for a $100 Amazon gift card, awarded in April 2013.

Kari Ann | 07 Mar 2013 | 1 comment

Today's sophisticated threats require a security solution equipped with multiple layers of protection to keep your business secure. Symantec hosted a webcast on “Stop 64% More Malware Today” on Wednesday, February 06, 2013 that discussed the threat magnitude and how to stop more malware with resources you already have, as well as how to mitigate risk without sacrificing performance.

The following are answers to the additional questions raised in this webcast. To view a recording of the webcast, click here.

What’s New?

Q: What was featured in this webcast?

Antivirus only is NOT enough. Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 contains five layers of protection—Firewall and Intrusion Protection, Antivirus, Insight, SONAR, and Power Eraser for unrivaled security in both physical and virtual environments.

Software Updates

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SebastianZ | 26 Feb 2013 | 0 comments

Release Notes for SEP 11.x reaching back to SEP 11 RU5 - PDF documents for download.

The fix notes are based on the Article: http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH103087 - here split into .pdf documents separate for each SEP Revision. Easy to find, easy to browse.

Additionaly some of the Best Practices, Installation-Client-Administration Guides for 11.x - as found on the Installation media from SEP 11 RU6 till RU7 MP3 - documents are in version 11.00.06.00.00.

I will try to add some more documentation in the future as well keep it up to date with next SEP 11.x Releases.

Sumit G | 17 Feb 2013 | 0 comments

 

Hi Friends,

In this blog i have added some Articles which can help to guide about firewall policy.

Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager - Firewall - Policies explained

 

Article:TECH104433

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Created: 2008-01-20

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Updated: 2010-11-30

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Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH104433

How a firewall works

 

Article:HOWTO55054

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Created: 2011-06-29

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Updated: 2011-12-17

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Vikram Kumar-SAV to SEP | 04 Feb 2013 | 0 comments

 

Symantec keeps tab on the changing Threat Landscape and incorporates relevant security on its products.Same is the story with SAV to SEP to now SEP 12..

When we had SAV in the market what our customer needed was just a Antivirus to protect their system from downtime..here antivirus was looked more as a Availability facilitator than a core security product..till early 2000.

Even though we had SCS (firewall and IPS) seclected people used the other features.

Starting from 2006-2007 that was a high rise in malware being created and vulnerabilities being exploited..slowly the trend changed and it all came down to money making malwares..

FakeAntivirus, Downadup, Various Blackmailing Trojans etc..here the audience was not high profile..and SEP 11 very well detect and blocks and does whatever it can..Slowly people started using IPS, ADC and found much more can be done with SEP and they are doing it..

However in last few years there has been...