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Grant M Symantec.cloud | 28 Aug 2012 | 0 comments

 

The IT-related challenges small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) face can be very different than those of enterprises.  SMB owners are likely juggling multiple roles as business owner and manager, lawyer, accountant, IT manager and HR manager.  And if an SMB is lucky enough to have dedicated IT staff, they also tend to be stretched pretty thin.

Last fall, we began a variety of SMB-specific initiatives, led by our dedicated SMB team, to help SMBs safeguard their information by providing 360 degrees of protection — from Web browsing and online transactions, to email and collaboration, to backup and recovery.  Our SMB customers are looking for speed, ease of deployment and a simple and easy user experience when selecting solutions to safeguard their information.  We’ve taken quite a few steps to develop products with these features top-of-mind,...

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...