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Symantec to acquire LifeLock for $2.3 billion

Symantec Corp (SYMC.O) said it would acquire U.S. identity theft protection services company LifeLock Inc (LOCK.N) for $2.3 billion, in a deal that it hopes will prop up sales at its Norton cybersecurity unit.
11/20/16 Liana B. Baker and Greg Roumeliotis, Reuters

Using public Wi-Fi? Hackers may be picking your digital pocket

Going online with computers or smart telephones over public WiFi can pose a significant risk of becoming victim of cybercriminals.
11/16/16 Tim Johnson, McClatchy

Symantec: Gatak Trojan's top target is now healthcare sector

The security vendor said the group behind the malware intensified its focus on healthcare organizations because the data is more valuable than other industries and providers commonly use legacy software that is not as secure as upgraded versions.
11/23/16 Jack McCarthy, Healthcare IT News

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Symantec to Acquire Lifelock for $2.3 Billion to Form World’s Largest Digital Safety Platform for Consumers and Families


MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and TEMPE, Ariz.—November 20, 2016 — Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) and LifeLock, Inc. (NYSE: LOCK) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Symantec to acquire LifeLock for $24 per share or $2.3 billion in enterprise value.
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Symantec Cited as a Leader in Cloud Security Gateways by Independent Research Firm

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., – Nov. 16, 2016 – Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC), the world’s leading cyber security company, today announced it has been named a “Leader” in the Forrester Research Inc. report, The Forrester Wave™: Cloud Security Gateways, Q4 2016.
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Independent Research Firm Cites Symantec as a Leader in Data Loss Prevention

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., – November 16, 2016 – Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC), the world’s leading cyber security company, today announced it has been named a “Leader” in the Forrester Research Inc. report, The Forrester Wave™: Data Loss Prevention Suites, Q4 2016.
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