Symantec Security Technology and Response

Symantec Security Technology and Response
Symantec’s Security Technology and Response (STAR) division, which includes Security Response, is a global team of security engineers, virus hunters, threat analysts, and researchers that provides the underlying security technology, content, and support for all Symantec corporate and consumer security products. The group is Symantec’s eyes and ears when it comes to surveying and keeping a finger on the pulse of the Internet security threat landscape.
STAR’s experts are focused on the constantly evolving Internet security threat landscape and generate much of Symantec’s security innovation. The division considers not only today’s threats but the threats of tomorrow and uses this intelligence to develop entirely new approaches to security. These technologies are being developed for every possible platform including the network infrastructure, servers, desktops, and mobile devices. STAR’s protection runs on hardware from the largest mainframe down to embedded processors used in low-power mobile devices.
STAR’s anti-malware security technologies break down into four broad categories: File-based Protection, Network-based Protection, Behavior-based Protection, Reputation-based Protection.
A key part of protecting customers is ensuring that they have access to information about new and existing threats in a timely manner. Vast amounts of knowledge are acquired by Symantec’s security sensors and researchers as they continuously monitor and analyze the threat landscape. This knowledge has great value not only in developing innovative security technology, but also for informing computer users on threat trends and security best practices.