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Blake M | 27 May 2010 | 0 comments

In conjunction with Small Business Week, Symantec is expanding its SMB Information Protection portfolio to help its small business customers secure and protect their most valuable business information completely and cost-effectively.

In addition to the benefits the Suite provides, the tips below can help small businesses ensure they are protecting endpoints and messaging as well as protecting systems and data.

1. The front door is locked – what about the company information?  
As a rule, SMBs always make sure their business is locked and secure before they leave. What about company information? SMBs must implement an integrated security and backup solution to ensure proprietary information is safe – especially bank and credit card information. One data breach could mean financial ruin for an SMB, which can easily be prevented by...

Ann Marie | 10 May 2010 | 2 comments

Did you know Symantec has products specifically designed for small business that focus on ease of use and ease of management?

We offer security, backup, imaging and deployment products that are ideal for customers with less complex IT infrastructures. These solutions are easy to install and come with preconfigured settings so that even users with no IT staff at hand can get up and running quickly to avoid any business down time.  Symantec is  on the forefront of offering these types of solutions as standalone products as well as in all in one suites giving businesses the peace of mind they need to focus on running their business

Click here to see what your peers are saying about Symantec’s small business products  and stay tuned for some exciting new releases in the upcoming months.
http://symantec.zuberance.com/review/reviewsList/917005

Nimesh Vakharia | 05 Feb 2010 | 0 comments

In Small Business environments the "IT administrator" often wears many hats from Desktop, Network, Security, Backup and the list goes on and on. In other cases the IT administrator is actually the operations or support manager or even better the CEO of the company. I think all companies should sincerely spend IT Admin Appreciation day July 30th this year (http://www.sysadminday.com/) appreciating the IT admins contribution to the business. 

 But I digress. So, recognizing how overburdened IT Administrators are, SEP SBE 12.0 was designed to reduce the day to day overhead of the administrator. Rather than logging into the management console to get security status information, the product is designed to contact the administrator and report on issues and problems periodically.

 So how does that work?

This is primarily done through...

Hear4U | 02 Feb 2010 | 0 comments

Are you a small or medium sized business looking for an endpoint protection solution for your network?  We'd like to invite you to read about our "20-Minute Challenge" and give us your feedback here!

Download:
https://www4.symantec.com/Vrt/offer?a_id=77956 (bottom of page)

Product Information Page:
http://www.symantec.com/business/endpoint-protection-small-business-edition

Product Review:

[Quoted from ChannelWeb]
When Symantec released its Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition, it made much of the fact that solution providers should be able to fully deploy the software for their customers in 20 minutes.

That's a fair enough aim. For small businesses to a) get the most out of a network security...

Nimesh Vakharia | 18 Jan 2010 | 3 comments

New malware are a dime a dozen these days. With between 8,000 and 12,000 new unique detections every day, we are on a trajectory where the total number of malware pieces will eclipse the number of valid applications in use.

Malware tools like Mpack and Asprox make it easy for a malicious user to compromise systems. Mpack, for example, is a tool a script-kiddie can purchase to inject malicious code (like IFRAME attack) into a series of websites. Computers that access these web pages then become compromised and can be used as bots to attack other systems, send SPAM, or simply log end user key strokes and send that data to the attacker.

Here’s the kicker -- Mpack is available for $500-$1000, has a management console, a premium charge of $50-$100 for including new exploits in its monthly updates, and even offers technical support for this tool! This is truly an example of the underground economy at work. Perhaps they also have Sales, Marketing, and Product...

Esther Aladieff | 11 Dec 2009 | 1 comment

There was certainly a lot of hype and discussion about what Windows 7 would provide to PC users and how it would enhance our lives. Well I think we heard something similar prior to Vista being released didn’t we?

So does all this hype really provide an enhanced system over the flawed Vista release, well from my experience of using the beta version of Windows 7 in its various stages and now as a user of the final release yes I can say that it indeed is a step forward from Microsoft.

First Impression

Well from first look it certainly looks and behaves a lot better then Vista does the navigation makes a lot more sense and is intuitive to new users without being too simplified.

The boot up time is definitely faster with Windows 7 versus Vista which has to be a good thing for all users. Another positive I found straight away was in the area of assigning security levels and access controls to user accounts.

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