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Symantec Analyst Relations | 12 Dec 2011 | 0 comments

Blog by Robert Mol, Director Product Marketing EMEA:

I’m currently defining some interesting debate topics for a “Consumerization of IT” roundtable discussion taking place in Brussels on December 2nd. This debate, which will be joined by a group of enterprise IT executives may well become a very lively debate on priorities, or we may find the usual reluctance to discuss the rather typical analyst assessment of the market for mobile technologies.

Read more here: What comes first “Management or Security?”

D Thomson | 12 Dec 2011 | 0 comments

The term 'sprawl' seems to be gaining momentum in IT circles. The culprit, we are told, is virtualisation: while creating, duplicating and even cloning new virtual machines may be much simpler than procuring their physical equivalents, organisations can end up with so many of the things that they start causing management problems. IT isn't straightforward to manage at the best of times, and the usual issues of operations, patching and licensing can quickly get out of control if the number of systems gets out of hand.

One area in particular that can suffer problems is backups, and it's not rocket science to work out why. Backups require transfers of sometimes-large quantities of data, from system, application and user repositories: more machines equals more data to be transferred, which can increase pressure on physical server and network interfaces particularly if everything sis being backed up at once. Lose control of the systems in a sprawl situation, and...

Symantec Analyst Relations | 07 Dec 2011 | 0 comments

November sees a four-fold increase in the number of daily targeted attacks since January; lowest global spam rate for three years, but Russian spammers continue to innovate in disguising their messages.

The November edition of the Symantec Intelligence report combines the best research and analysis from the Symantec.cloud MessageLabs Intelligence Report and the Symantec State of Spam & Phishing Report. It provides the latest analysis of cyber security threats, trends and insights from the Symantec Intelligence team concerning malware, spam, and other potentially harmful business risks. The data used to compile the analysis for this combined report includes data from October and November 2011.

Report highlights

  • Spam – 70.5 percent (a decrease of 3.7 percentage points since October 2011): page 13
  • Phishing – One in 302.0 emails identified as phishing (an increase of 0.04 percentage points since...
Symantec Analyst Relations | 23 Nov 2011 | 0 comments

Symantec is the leading mobile security provider of unified customer protection for the corporate, enterprise and individual mobile user. Next Generation Network Protection offers comprehensive proactive protection from the increasingly prominent threat of mobile viruses, malware, inappropriate content, unsolicited communications and spam at a corporate and consumer level – right in carrier networks. This is part of a service hierarchy that delivers unified protection and revenue generating services across all mobile and wireless bearers, for all technologies including messaging, internet and voice usage.

Download the whitepaper by clicking on the link below.

GregDay-SecurityCTO | 23 Nov 2011 | 0 comments

While innovation is, by its nature, about creating capability, its true potential comes only when people and businesses adopt new technologies. With the best will in the world, in general this process is haphazard - nobody has advance knowledge of what will be accepted into the mainstream, either in terms of broad categories or specific instances.

Right now for example we are seeing the continued rise of the smart phone. Despite being initiated by Blackberry, catalysed by Apple and reinforced by Microsoft, Google's Android has come from nowhere to become the world's most used mobile operating system. Asking how Google achieved this is the wrong question, because it's unlikely anyone could replicate the steps - all we can really do is understand how it happened, in terms of the company's decisions and the contextual factors involved. 

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GregDay-SecurityCTO | 23 Nov 2011 | 0 comments

Just a few years ago, information security used to be all about education. People and organisations just weren't aware of the threats - apart from a few headline-grabbing examples of malware such as the Melissa worm, ILOVEYOU or the Anna Kournikova virus, the risks of which seemed to diminish over time.

As we know however, the past ten years have seen a shift from such examples and towards more complex forms of attack. Social engineering, targeted attacks, web-site drive by, man-in-the-middle, spyware and trojans, indeed, barely a month goes by without some new form of attack being documented and publicised. What with an increasingly complex pool of devices to protect, companies and security vendors have to remain...

Symantec Analyst Relations | 21 Oct 2011 | 0 comments

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In this three minute video, you will gain an introduction to Symantec’s new EMEA CTO, Darren Thomson and an insight into his role that will see him address some of the ‘big’ questions in the industry. Over the coming weeks, Darren will continue his video blog allowing you to understand how he plans to address these questions and others that Symantec is regularly faced with.

Please watch the video by clicking on the link below.

Symantec Analyst Relations | 19 Oct 2011 | 0 comments

On October 14, 2011, Symantec was alerted to a sample by a research lab with strong international connections that appeared very similar to the Stuxnet worm from June of 2010. This threat has been named W32.Duqu [dyü-kyü] because it creates files with the file name prefix “~DQ”. The threat was recovered from an organization based in Europe. Symantec has confirmed Duqu is a threat nearly identical to Stuxnet, but with a completely different purpose.

Please read the Symantec blog post and the Analysis Paper for more information.

Symantec Analyst Relations | 13 Oct 2011 | 0 comments

Symantec released its Mobile Management 7.1 offering in September.  Mobile Management is at the baseline of any mobile initiative, aiming at securing and managing information on mobile devices, and offering a platform for leveraging new business models and a smarter workplace for the future.

Please note the Mobile resources Symantec has on offer:

Symantec Analyst Relations | 10 Oct 2011 | 0 comments

While statistics continue to show that the technology domain is more enticing to men than women, the same cannot be said for mobile phones. A Nielsen study released in January 2011 reported that women spent roughly 25% more time talking or texting on their phones than men. Without getting into the demographic minefield of Mars vs Venus, it's pretty clear that this is one area where parity has been achieved, if not exceeded.

According to recent cybercrime figures from Norton however, there does appear to be a lean towards the connected males of the species. While 51% of respondents to the survey carried out earlier this year claim to...