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andysinger | 03 Apr 2013 | 0 comments

How can you protect the information that’s driving your business if you don’t know what you’re protecting it from? How can you reduce the risk of passing this risk on to your customers, and potentially your large business partners? One of the most fundamental ways to protect your business is to know what you need to protect it from. Knowing the enemy is the goal of Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR), Volume 18 and, according to the new report, criminals view SMBs as a prime target for stealing information. In fact, 31 percent of all targeted attacks are now directed at those with 250 employees or less, a threefold increase from 2011. This is especially concerning given the 2011 SMB Threat Awareness Poll, which showed that half of SMBs don’t consider themselves a target for attacks.

Cybercriminals are targeting customer...

Tom Powledge | 15 Jan 2013 | 0 comments

Today’s small and medium-sized businesses have a variety of technologies available to help them compete in the fast-paced global market. One of the most significant tools at their disposal is the cloud, which lets them take advantage of cost-effective, agile IT services. Cloud-based solutions are quick to deploy and scale according to need, which is especially useful given the limited IT staff SMBs typically have at their disposal.

What today’s SMBs might not know, however, is that deploying the cloud can result in hidden costs. Symantec’s 2013 Avoiding the Hidden Costs of Cloud Survey reveals four important steps to effectively deploy the cloud without experiencing these issues.

Focus policies on information and people, not technologies and platforms

Despite the benefits of the cloud, businesses aren’t taking full advantage of its capabilities. This is usually a problem...

Chris Halcon | 04 Oct 2012 | 0 comments

For nearly 10 years at Symantec, Jay Epton has been successful in various UK and European channel-focused roles at Symantec. In 2011, Jay took on the responsibility for Symantec’s MSP strategy in EMEA and now leads the SMB and Distribution Business in the UK & Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland. Over the past year, he has led continued and impressive growth of Symantec’s MSP partner program in EMEA and is on target to continue this trend into 2013. It’s leaders like Jay who have are being recognized as part of the fifth annual MSPmentor 250 list.  

The fifth annual MSPmentor 250 report is...