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Gina Sheibley | 20 Feb 2011 | 0 comments

According to Symantec's 2010 SMB Information Protection Survey, 73 percent of small businesses were victims of cyber attacks last year and the majority of these attacks resulted in financial losses. On Wednesday, February 23 at 10am PT, Symantec will host a webcast focused on how small businesses can protect their information from the latest security threats. You can sign up for the webcast now.

Symantec’s recent Attack Kits and Malicious Websites Report revealed that attack kits are now being used in the majority of malicious Internet attacks that target banking credentials. Attack kits are bundles of malicious code tools offered for a nominal fee, which criminals then use to...

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!!!

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mon_raralio | 16 Feb 2011 | 0 comments

Good news from Microsoft.

In Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2003, AutoRun entries were populated for all devices that had mass storage and had a validly formatted AutoRun.inf file in the root directory. This included CDs, DVDs, USB thumb drives, external hard disks, and any volume that exposed itself as mass storage. This update disables AutoRun entries in AutoPlay, and displays only entries that are populated from CD and DVD drives. Effectively, this prevents AutoPlay from working with USB media.

Affect on end users and end-user software

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  • Many existing devices in market, and many upcoming devices, use the AutoRun feature with the AutoPlay dialog box to present and install software when DVDs, CDs, and USB flash drives are inserted.
  • Users who install this update will no longer receive a setup message that prompts them to install programs that...
Brian Modena | 16 Feb 2011 | 1 comment

Last year, attackers unleashed more than nine new mutated viruses every second of every day, resulting in more than 286 million distinct threats. This huge volume and variety of threats has made it virtually impossible for security companies to protect users. Why? Traditional security software is reactive, looking for digital fingerprints of viruses after they have been discovered. But today’s criminals work differently, mutating their malware, creating new, unique threats for each user.

Symantec has invented an entirely new approach to malware protection, called Insight. Symantec’s Insight has analyzed the anonymous software adoption patterns from more than 175 million customer computers to automatically derive highly accurate security ratings for more than 2.5 billion unique software files—Insight has ratings for virtually every software file, good or bad in existence.


P_K_ | 25 Jan 2011 | 0 comments

How is the content downloaded via LU secure?

The Live update TRI files are downloaded in an archive format

These minitri’s and files consists of 3 files

  • liveupdt.sig
  • liveupdt.grd
  • liveupdt.tri

GRD and SIG files are used to verify security and integrity of patches

The Mini-tri Zip is Validated by GRD file and also Authenticated by SIG file

The  Guard file use  SHA-1 hash values

For Live update the protocols that are used is  HTTP/FTP server. These live update is hosted by Akamai.

Published using Java Triage and they are Signed by Symantec Digital Signing Servers.

sandeep_sali | 09 Jan 2011 | 0 comments

Symantec's free Technical Support Email Bulletins keep you informed about:

  • Timely notification of product upgrades
  • Descriptions of the latest offerings from Technical Support
  • Updates and downloads for your Symantec product
  • Product tips and tricks

Subscribing is easy. Depending on your Symantec product, you’ll receive your Bulletin by email monthly or quarterly. We also send out special issues as needed.

xlloyd | 06 Jan 2011 | 0 comments

I was reading this blog just now and it made me feel especially proud to be a Symantec partner (as so many of these blogs and articles tend to do). As I read the blog and the Gartner report that was referenced, I joyed in Symantec's market share, "leader-among-leaders" position in the Magic Quadrant, among other things that just spewed "Symantec is the greatest!"

Now growing up, my team always had to win, which is part of the reason I'm so happy that my company is working with Symantec. However, 2 things caught my eye in the report:

  1. Symantec seems to be losing market share (Page 18, under Symantec)
  2. Symantec has low marks on overall customer satisfaction (Page 19 under Symantec - Cautions)...
Bernard Laroche | 10 Dec 2010 | 0 comments

It’s already the end of the year, and time to start thinking about what the New Year will bring for small businesses. As all businesses will be working to prosper and grow in the year to come, we have put together a list of trends for small businesses to look out for in 2011 that will help them achieve their IT goals.

1. Business and Personal Communications Come Together in the Workplace

In 2011, we are going to continue to see a blurring of the lines between business and personal communications and information in the SMB workplace. While more effective mobile technology creates efficiency for employees, it also creates security and management challenges for small businesses and their customers. Small businesses increasingly rely on mobile technology to run their businesses and improve productivity, but not all have dedicated IT staff to manage their mobile devices. This means that more often than not, small businesses lack the tools to...

tzambrovitz | 12 Nov 2010 | 1 comment

Do you want to do more with less?  Are you currently using Symantec’s Security Information Manager and looking for new and innovative ways to derive more value from your investment?  Would you like to meet your peers and understand how they are solving similar challenges you face? 

Then the quarterly online community forum, The SSIMUI (Symantec Security Information Manager User Interface - Group), is exactly where you want to be in December.  This quarter’s headline presenter will be Peter Grina from Morgan Stanley who will discuss how they has been able to customize his SSIM deployment to meet their unique use case requirements.

Check out the Event Details here, and check back for registration information and other details!

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: