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James Hanlon | 17 Jan 2014 | 0 comments

FireEye’s recent acquisition of incident response and forensics specialist Mandiant for around $1 billion has been a real high profile eye catcher. The move greatly broadens the FireEye product and services portfolio, of course, although the cost of the acquisition has sparked a few mutterings of ‘overpriced’ amongst the analyst community. That said, several analysts cited Mandiant’s service revenues as a great addition to FireEye and it’s hard to argue with that.

Certainly, Mandiant is a good complement for FireEye, strengthening its security intelligence capability and increasing its detection capability at the endpoint (albeit not its endpoint protection capability), while also providing FireEye with a services arm.

Possible issues? Perhaps around efficient integration & synergies between the two technology platforms, although the two companies have held a relationship since 2012. What is possibly more of concern is the differences between the companies in...

Carey Nachenberg | 07 Nov 2013 | 0 comments

Greetings, analysts!

My name is Carey Nachenberg and I’m a Symantec Fellow and Vice President in our CTO organization.  I’ve been with Symantec a whopping 23 years (if you count both my internships and full-time employment at the company) and have seen the company go through many changes over the years. However, I believe that the biggest changes are yet to come. 

Over the past two years, I’ve been working with technical leaders around the company on a new vision for the future of cyber-security – a vision that will finally address the targeted threat challenge, and one that promises to fundamentally change the way corporations implement and manage their security. Now that we have reached clarity on this vision, I’d like to share it with you in this three-part blog. 

I look forward your candid feedback and thoughts.

Part 1: The As-...

Caroline Dennington | 14 Oct 2013 | 0 comments

In the era of Big Data – and a future that promises nothing less than even Bigger Data – you need Big Weaponry to defend your organisation, people and systems from modern attacks. What once was considered adequate to shore up your defences and keep you safe just doesn’t cut it anymore.

Look back only a short while ago and what was then regarded as muscular security and robust levels of resistance would now be seen as little more than the equivalent of tissue paper trying to halt a boulder. Times have changed beyond recognition. The threat landscape of today demands a whole new approach to protecting your business.

It’s a reality that Siân John, Directory of Security Strategy, UK/Ireland, Symantec, will be bringing into sharp focus at RSA Conference Europe in Amsterdam this month (29-31 October).

In her session, ‘Using Big Intelligence to Defend against Modern Attacks...

Symantec Analyst Relations | 24 Apr 2013 | 0 comments

2013 Internet Security Threat Report, Volume 18

The Internet Security Threat Report provides an overview and analysis of the year in global threat activity. The report is based on data from the Symantec Global Intelligence Network, which Symantec's analysts use to identify, analyze, and provide commentary on emerging trends in the dynamic threat landscape.

Key Findings

  • 42% increase in targeted attacks in 2012.
  • 31% of all targeted attacks aimed at businesses with less than 250 employees.
  • One waterhole attack infected 500 organizations in a single day.
  • 14 zero-day vulnerabilities.
  • 32% of all mobile threats steal information.
  • A single threat infected 600,000 Macs in 2012.
  • Spam volume continued to decrease, with 69% of all email being spam.
  • The number of phishing sites spoofing social networking sites increased 125%.
  • Web-based attacks increased 30%.
  • 5,291 new...
Symantec Analyst Relations | 14 May 2012 | 0 comments

Cross-posted from Symantec Security Response blog

Join Symantec security experts on Twitter (using the #ISTR hashtag) on Tuesday, May 15, at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET to chat about the key trends highlighted in Symantec’s recently released Internet Security Threat Report, Volume 17.

This year’s report, which covers the major threat trends observed by Symantec in 2011, highlights several troubling developments. For example:

  • Symantec blocked more than 5.5 billion malicious attacks in 2011, an increase of 81 percent over the previous year.
  • The number of unique malware variants increased to 403 million and the number of Web attacks blocked per day increased by 36 percent.
  • Targeted attacks are growing,...
Symantec Analyst Relations | 30 Apr 2012 | 0 comments

Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report showcases the threat landscape in 2011, highlighting that the number of malware attacks increased by 81 percent. Read the report to get the latest on key trends including advanced targeted attacks that are expanding to focus on organizations of all sizes, increased data breaches, and a continued focus on mobile threats by attackers.

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