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piero_depaoli | 08 Jan 2015 | 0 comments

As enterprises enter a new year of opportunity with the arrival of 2015, optimism for continuing growth and profitability are understandably tempered by an ever-changing threat landscape. As both user awareness and protection technologies increase in sophistication, attackers are being forced to become ever more efficient – instead of the ‘spray and pray’ approach of the past, where they targeted as many people as possible in a company and hoped someone might fall for their spear phishing assaults, they have now switched to ‘low and slow’ attack methods. This has made them increasingly efficient and quieter at what they do, while prolonging the timeframe for attacks. In effect, they have become more silent – and deadly – assassins.

Symantec empowers enterprises to fight back against such highly sophisticated attacks by building proactive protection into Symantec Endpoint Protection.  This proactive protection is...

Sian John | 22 Dec 2014 | 0 comments

What makes the real difference between today’s targeted attackers and those organisations that find themselves in their sights? The attackers have the persistence and patience to execute their plans over months and years. They have only to get their attack strategy right ONCE to breach someone’s defences. Their would-be victims have to be able to resist those assaults for every second of every day – time and time again.

It is for this reason that enterprises are repeatedly warned it is not a matter of if you will be breached, but when. This is no scaremongering or alarmist tactic to get people to buy more solutions. It is simply stating how things are now.

Of course, no one really wants to admit the attackers have all the advantage – they employ sophisticated social engineering tactics to trick their unsuspecting victims and are able to customise each attack campaign as needed to reach their targets –  but only by doing so will those under...

Symantec Analyst Relations | 19 Dec 2014 | 0 comments

Well, what a year 2014 has been and the next 12 months are likely to be just as transformational and exciting for Symantec, as we separate into two, independent publicly traded companies: one business focused on consumer and enterprise security, and the other on business focused on information management. Why is it happening? Because we believe it will help us all better serve our customer's needs now and well into the future. We are confident it will also make us much stronger and more successful.

There’s a lot of work to be done along the way, of course, as we gear up to that transformation. As our new CEO Mike Brown has stated: "until we complete the spinoff, which we expect to occur by the end of December 2015, Symantec will continue to operate as one company". With your support, we want to make sure that our commitment to customers and partners has not, and will not, change, so we are fully focused on customer satisfaction throughout this process. (You can find more...

James Hanlon | 17 Dec 2014 | 0 comments

Targeted attack campaigns grew by 91% and data breaches increased by 62% during 2013, according to Symantec’s 2014 Internet Security Threat Report. All the indications are that enterprises everywhere can expect the frequency, intensity and sophistication of such assaults only to increase in the years ahead.

As a result, demand from Symantec customers for advanced threat protection has soared, as this evolving threat matrix creates new challenges right across industry.

Our Unified Security strategy in delivering the top-end protection enterprises need not only addresses today's security challenges, but also accelerates our ability to innovate and evolve our protection, moving forward. How? Check out...

James Hanlon | 08 Dec 2014 | 0 comments

Turning data into intelligence is a prerequisite in these highly uncertain times, because not only does that empower organisations of all shapes and sizes to address today's cyber security challenges, but it also accelerates their ability to enable the innovation and agility of their businesses moving forward.

Intelligence is a critical asset for any business. Intelligence that enables better defence from today’s digitized threats we call “cyber intelligence”. This intelligence should not just be limited to the way we manage our data or technology but also the way we can apply better cyber intelligence to our processes and how we enable our people to be more cyber aware.

Let’s consider some of the challenges enterprises face and why better cyber intelligence matters so much.

First, digitisation is driving a new horizon for people and businesses. Software is intertwined in our daily personal and business lives – from checking email, to booking flights, to your...

Symantec Analyst Relations | 25 Nov 2014 | 0 comments

Highlights from October 2014 Intelligence Report - Key Findings

  • Of the industries attacked through spear phishing, the category of Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate received 28 percent of all attempts in the month of October.

  • The largest data breach in October had previously been reported; however, we learned this month that the breach resulted in the exposure of identities within 76 million households.

  • OSX.Okaz was the most frequently encountered OSX risk seen on OSX endpoints, making up 28.8 percent of OSX risks.

  • Crypto-style ransomware made up 55 percent of all ransomware seen in the month of October.

Orla Cox | 13 Nov 2014 | 0 comments

The Evolving Threat Landscape is something that is constantly referenced, but just what is that ‘landscape’ and what does it mean for organisations intent on keeping themselves safe from attacks? In essence, the threats are emanating from a number of directions, but, broadly speaking, can be categorised under ‘Cybercrime’, ‘Sabotage’, ‘Subversion’ and ‘Espionage’. It’s a murky world and one that needs to be understood and recognised for the dangers it presents, if the right steps are to be taken to ensure effective protection.

Just to get some idea of the scale of what has been happening, Symantec’s own security intelligence indicates that, in the world of cybercrime alone, more 1,400 financial institutions have been regularly attacked with ‘Financial Trojans’ since 2013, affecting 88 countries, with a tripling of infections. The USA,...

Caroline Dennington | 09 Nov 2014 | 0 comments

The recent Symantec Vision 2014 event in London – the culmination of four such global events that also took in Munich, Paris and Dubai – was packed with presentations, break-out sessions and panel debates on the key industry issues of the day. But nothing captured the minds of the delegates present more than the insights they gained into the company’s decision to divide its business into two separate trading organisations: one focused on Information Security and the other on Information Management.

The big question everyone wanted answers to was why this was happening and Simon Moor, VP of Symantec UK & Ireland, laid out the reasons in his keynote speech: “The evolution of the security and storage industries just continues to grow and accelerate. We believe it’s absolutely clear that we need distinct strategies that address both. We need focused...

Symantec Analyst Relations | 07 Nov 2014 | 0 comments

Vision 2014 – EMEA Roadshows

Following the flagship Vision conference in Las Vegas in May this year, Symantec hosted a series of one- and two-day events in Dubai, Munich, Paris and London. Attendees had the opportunity to experience Symantec products, learn about the latest product roadmaps, hear customer testimonials and network with Symantec executives and key partners.

Please check out the dedicated site on Symantec Connect to access presentation materials and visit Symantec on YouTube to watch keynote sessions and other videos from the events:

London 2014 Vision Symposium Session...

FranRosch | 06 Oct 2014 | 0 comments

Security is deeply personal. Every day, we see examples of private information being exposed or exploited. At Symantec, we want to give people confidence – whether they’re sharing photos or shopping from a smartphone – that we are working constantly behind the scenes to keep their information protected.

So, in a move to streamline nine core offerings into one easy-to-use flagship subscription service, Symantec has announced the availability of Norton Security. The new service is an advanced multi-layered protection solution that helps shield consumers from sophisticated and evolving threats across all platforms. Norton Security is also available with integrated backup capability to help ensure photos, address books and important files don’t get lost.

According to...