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Solange Deschatres | 03 Jun 2014 | 0 comments

Policies.pngA zero-day attack is one of the biggest dangers to businesses online. Whether in the form of a worm, virus, Trojan or anything else, it’s a targeted attack that exploits a software vulnerability that was previously unknown, so it’s able to hit and spread before the software’s programmers have had even one day to try to fix the flaw – hence the zero-day name.

Zero-day attacks are quickly fixed with a patch once discovered, but their damage is mostly done in that short period of total vulnerability – and it can be devastating.

According to Symantec’s Internet Security Report, targeted attack campaigns rose by 91% in 2013, with a 62% increase in the number of successful breaches. A total of 23...

andysinger | 15 Jan 2014 | 0 comments

Small businesses can benefit greatly by using the latest technologies to improve operational efficiency and innovation, but they can also open the door to a host of headaches. In 2014,  we will see continued consumer emphasis on privacy and the growth of Internet of Things and mobile, which will have a direct impact on small businesses and they way they do business.  

All eyes will be on protecting Privacy.

From scary headline news to a much needed wake-up call, consumers and small businesses are becoming more mindful about the amount of personal information that’s shared and collected on a daily basis.  In 2014, we expect to see privacy protection emerge as a feature in new and existing products.  But this new feature will inevitably spark a debate on whether or not these features actually provide real or meaningful privacy protection. Expect...

Dal Gemmell | 03 Dec 2012 | 2 comments

Read this Blog for details about the latest release of Symantec Endpoint Protection Management Plug-in 2.5.1.12.

Symantec officially announced our Managed Service Provider (MSP) strategy last fall. Our goal was, and continues to be, to make it easier and more cost effective for partners to deliver Symantec's market-leading backup and security solutions as managed services. Over the past year we’ve worked hard to arm service providers with trusted solutions, flexible deployment options and innovative programs that enable them to differentiate themselves in a competitive marketplace.

Since the launch of our MSP strategy, Symantec has announced several exciting products and services to our integration partners, and we continue that momentum with the Symantec...

Chris Halcon | 19 Nov 2012 | 0 comments

The holidays are right around the corner and as the owner of a small business, you most likely rely on online sales and interactions to drive growth and exposure for your company. That being the case, it’s more important than ever that you take steps to make sure your website is ready to handle increased online shopping. You can start preparing for the holiday shopping season by reviewing our 10 Tip to Keep Your Business Website Safe infographic.

The growing frequency and severity of cyber attacks puts online data and transactions increasingly at risk. One of the best ways you can protect your business and your customers is by protecting your site with strong authentication and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates (basically, ensuring that people who access your site really are who they say they are).Unfortunately, like many SMBs, you may have limited resources, which in turn means limited or no...

Nick Johnston | 18 May 2012 | 0 comments

Today sees the highly-anticipated IPO (Initial Public Offering) of the social-networking site Facebook. The IPO is expected to be several times oversubscribed as the demand for shares greatly exceeds the number of shares being issued.

The high-profile nature of this IPO has not escaped the attention of the “419” or the “advance fee fraud” scammers. As a brief reminder, these scams typically promise vast sums of money in exchange for assistance. However, before said sums of money can be received, several increasingly-inventive up-front charges and fees must be paid. The fees keep coming and the promised money never materializes.

We recently spotted a 419 scam message offering a "FACEBOOK (IPO) SUBSCRIPTION PARTNERSHIP PROPOSAL". The use of an all uppercase heading is a common hallmark of such 419 scams.

The scam claims to be sent from a finance firm with offices in multiple locations around the world. The exact nature of the...

andysinger | 26 Apr 2012 | 0 comments

According to Apple, nearly one in four computers sold in the United States is a Mac. The Flashback virus, which targets a Java vulnerability in Mac OS for which Apple has since issued a security update, spread quickly and more viruses are sure to follow. SMBs that use Macs to fuel their businesses need to take the appropriate steps to protect your information. 

How did we get to this point? Imagine you grew up in a small town where you never had to lock your doors. This town is tucked away in the countryside, where surely no criminals would ever care to travel. But over time, more and more people move to your little paradise, seeking escape from life in the big city. When you come home one evening and see that you’ve been robbed, you finally realize that your little town has changed forever. It can no longer lie...

khaley | 31 Aug 2011 | 0 comments

Ten years ago, a malware attack may have been annoying for SMBs, but it likely would not have affected their customer service. Today’s attacks, however, are far more likely to hit SMBs’ bottom line. Why? Customers don’t care what the problem is; if the network is down they will go to a competitor rather than wait for the problem to be resolved. This is the hard reality that should be prompting SMBs to make network security a bigger priority.

That was the resounding sentiment in a recent virtual Symantec-hosted roundtable discussion of SMBs and cyber attacks. During the roundtable, three small businesses shared the challenges they face in defending against malware. I sat in on this discussion and heard firsthand just how common security incidents are for SMBs.

Symantec customers, including Richard Johnson from Seattle-based Coddington...

Steve Cullen | 20 Jul 2011 | 0 comments

If you still think you’re too small for hackers to direct their malware your way, think again. We are continually discovering proof that this is not the case.

In a recent blog post about targeted attacks aimed at SMBs, some very startling stats and findings from Symantec.cloud’s Skeptic malware detection system were uncovered. Before I delve into the top points from the data, let’s first define targeted attacks.

These are sophisticated pieces of malware written with a specific purpose in mind. Instead of sending malicious e-mails to many recipients by the thousands, attackers send a single malicious e-mail to a single identified individual that has been researched by the attacker and is known to have access to the data or systems that the attackers wish to access. Though rare in nature (Skeptic detects...

CJ Desai | 15 Jul 2011 | 0 comments

You’ve probably heard that Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 Small Business Edition is now available. Small businesses like you are already seeing just how easy it is to deploy SEP SBE. In fact, 24 small business customers fully deployed the new version of SEP SBE within 24 hours of general availability! Our SMB-focused partners worked with these customers, including travel agencies, restaurants, law firms, health care providers and banks around the globe, to have SEP SBE running smoothly within a day of the announcement.

This provides further proof that SEP SBE can be easily deployed by small businesses everywhere. Our customers are consistently sharing positive feedback on the product’s quality, ease of use, speed and effectiveness. Don’t put it off any longer – Check out...

Blake M | 05 Jul 2011 | 0 comments

After a successful beta period, we are thrilled to share that Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 Small Business Edition is now available! The feedback we have received from our partners and customers on the beta test has been extremely positive. Participants installed the beta on more than 14,000 endpoints and provided Symantec with input on everything from minor bug fixes to requests for new features and function changes.

Small businesses have become very appealing to cybercriminals, and it is more important than ever to deploy a technology like Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition . These days, businesses are not just confined to four walls. Employees are often in the field or traveling for their work, and it is essential that endpoints...