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Joe Pendry | 29 Oct 2009 | 0 comments

This week, Symantec participated in the 5th Annual IT Security Automation Conference held in Baltimore from October 26-30. This event is jointly sponsored by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), National Security Agency (NSA), Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

The event brought together some of the leading organizations in government and industry seeking to address the basic challenge a common approach to securing government environments and information. And while the notion of common security standards isn’t new, the amount of initiatives that have complicated this area seems to be growing exponentially. The conference touched on a number of top IT initiatives that provide the top challenges and drive the most important security initiatives in government today:
Cloud Computing

  • Health Information Technology (IT)
  • Health Information Portability and...
Acretian | 28 Oct 2009 | 1 comment
Registry Location


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\AV
On the Key you can find two Values  
PatternFileDate  : Current Definition date
PatternFileRevision : Revision
These are Hexadecimal values
PatternFileDate  : 27090e - 2009 Oct 14 
27090e - YYMMDD Format
27 - 2009
27 Hex is 39 Decimal, this value is since 1970. So 1970+39 = 2009

is October (00- Jan, 0B - Dec)

0e Hex
 - 14 in decimal
PatternFileRevision : 16Hex - 22
16 HEX is 22 in Decimal 
sandeep_sali | 27 Oct 2009 | 0 comments file cannot be viewed on an Vista machine whereas it can be viewd in the same location in an XP machine is an hidden file in Windows Vista

Ø Click the round blue Start in the left corner
Ø Click Control Panel
Ø Click Folder Options
Ø Click the View tab
Ø Click Show hidden files and folders
Ø If you want to see system files as well, unclick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)
Ø Click OK
Ø You should be able to view the file now

Pamela Reese | 27 Oct 2009 | 0 comments

Symantec opens up its DLP platform today with the introduction of Symantec Data Loss Prevention 10. As organizations strive to center their security strategies around information, data loss prevention becomes essential. Symantec Data Loss Prevention 10 will allow companies to apply encryption and enterprise rights management (ERM) based on content and will integrate with additional Symantec solutions.

We’re excited that Symantec DLP now has easy hooks into GigaTrust, Liquid Machines, Microsoft, Oracle and PGP Corporation. And, of course, we work well with our own solutions – Control Compliance Suite, MessageLabs Hosted Email Encryption and Symantec Workflow.

More details in today’s press releases:

Symantec Arms Companies with More Options to Protect...

sandeep_sali | 26 Oct 2009 | 0 comments





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Patrick E. Spencer | 16 Oct 2009 | 0 comments
The October 2009 issue of  CIO Digest is now available now, featuring a interviews with IT leaders from organizations such as Her Majesty’s Government, Red Robin International, Midland Realty, the Renault F1 Team, among others, as well as an Executive Q&A with Adrian Chamberlain. It also includes a solutions feature on endpoint virutalization and an industry feature on local government IT challenges and strategies.

The exclusive interview (cover story) with John Suffolk, the CIO and CISO for Her Majesty's Government (HMG), provides readers will insight into the overarching strategies that are driving IT decision making for HMG. Specifically, when former Prime Minister Tony Blair commissioned the Transformational Government initiative, Suffolk was given the charge to deliver new...

mon_raralio | 13 Oct 2009 | 0 comments

I've been getting this problem just recently:
SBG Error 10142009.JPG

I've tried searching and this is one of the promising solutions I've found:
"No data is available for the report type and time range specified" shows when running a report for Symantec software or Symantec appliances with software 5.0.0-14 or newer


Situation: When running reports in Symantec software or Symantec appliances with software 5.0.0-14 or newer, an error message shows. The text reads: "No data is available for the report...

stebro | 13 Oct 2009 | 0 comments

Symantec Mobile Management 7.0 is a new product providing rich management capabilities for Windows Mobile and CE devices.

Features of this product include

  • Built on the Symantec Management Platform 7.0 and integrated with Symantec Endpoint Protection Mobile Edition
  • Enhanced over the air agent deployment and management
  • Inventory for hardware, system, and software
  • Software Management including software delivery and application healing
  • Remote Control
  • Real Time Systems Management including remote registry and file editors


Product details can be found at with trialware from...

Patrick E. Spencer | 10 Oct 2009 | 0 comments

Starting with the April 2009 issue, we began publishing each issue of CIO Digest to the Amazon Kindle. Readers want to consume content in a variety of different formats, and the increasingly popularity of the Amazon Kindle prompted us to begin making each issue available on it.

The July issue has some really interesting articles, including an exclusive interview with Steve Vollmer, the VP of IT and CTO at Las Vegas Sand Corporation, features on ways to optimize storage investments and strategies on weathering the 2009 economic climate, and much more. Click here...

Bijay.Swain | 06 Oct 2009 | 1 comment
We are using 1000 license of SCS 3.1 . And all of the Pcs are spread over 20 Km area .  Now we are upgrading those clients to Symantec Endpoint Protection.
Now the problem is we are in a workgroup model network (No active directory domain) so we can’t use group policy/Login script/domain admin account to use push deployment feature of SEP. And Sep doesn’t have any web deployment feature like SCS had earlier. I searched for any option for remote deployment in a workgroup model network but unable to get any solution.
So decided to try something which will work in my environment and I came up with an idea, which I have recorded (procedure) as a .swf  file and putting it in the website .It may help others to deply client in workgroup.
Best feature of this is it also removes the old version of Symantec antivirus if present on the client system. You just have to call the user and ask him to open the website...