on Tuesday, December 17, 2013
By Darren Shou, Director of Symantec Research Labs
Did you know that Symantec supports and funds innovative research that occurs outside of a Symantec office in an academic setting? We’ve been doing this for the past six years via the Symantec Research Labs Graduate Fellowship. This Fellowship is awarded to graduate students who are conducting innovative research that has real-world value, in the areas of information security and storage systems. This week, Symantec announced the recipients of the 2013 Symantec Research Labs Graduate Fellowship – Kai Ren, a Ph.D. candidate in computer science at Carnegie Mellon University, and Christian Rossow, a postdoctoral researcher at Vrije...
on Thursday, December 5, 2013
By Tom Powledge, Vice President, Trust Services, Symantec
There's been plenty in the news recently regarding encryption and SSL – which has led some people to wonder how safe the technology really is. As the leader of Symantec's Trust Services Products & Services organization, I want to assure you that SSL is safe. Below is some information that may help you understand why, and also inform you about the current state of SSL security.
First, the fundamental key strength of RSA 2048-bit certificates is solid and without question. Independent cryptography experts have confirmed this, and highly-respected publications such as the MIT Technology Review ...
on Friday, November 22, 2013
Last week at our annual North America Partner Engage event, we pulled back the curtain on Symantec’s new Global Channel Strategy and shared how we are changing the way we go to market. We have committed to delivering more than 5 percent organic revenue growth with operating margins better than 30 percent, and we can’t achieve this goal without our partners. I’d like to take this opportunity to share more details about the new Global Channel Strategy and explain how it represents an important step forward in Symantec’s 4.0 journey.
But first, let me take a brief step back to provide some context around how we got to this point. When Steve Bennett, our CEO, joined...
on Thursday, November 21, 2013
As high-profile information leaks and cybercrimes proliferate, government agencies face the tall responsibility of protecting increasing amounts of data from progressively complex threats. One important way governments are doing this is by creating and continuing to update rigorous security standards by which all of their information systems must comply. In the United States, two leading Symantec products that keep information systems safe– Symantec Shared Service Provider PKI and Symantec Non-Federal Shared Service Provider PKI Service – received a critical U.S. government certification for use by federal agencies and their contractors.
The products received a FISMA...