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Symantec to Acquire Blue Coat and Define the Future of Cybersecurity
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and SUNNYVALE, Calif. – June 12, 2016 – Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC) and Blue Coat, Inc. today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Symantec will acquire Blue Coat for approximately $4.65 billion in cash.
Symantec Launches New IoT Solution to Help Carmakers Protect Against Zero Day Attacks
DETROIT – June 8, 2016 – Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC), the global leader in cybersecurity, today introduced Symantec Anomaly Detection for Automotive to protect against zero-day attacks and never-before-seen issues facing modern connected vehicles.
Symantec Updates Fiscal Fourth Quarter 2016 Guidance
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – April 28, 2016 – Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today updated its fiscal fourth quarter guidance, ended April 1, 2016. Symantec will release actual results for the fiscal fourth quarter after the market closes on May 12, 2016.
Symantec Announces CEO Transition Plan Following Company’s Successful Move to Focus Exclusively on Cybersecurity
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – April 28, 2016 – Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ:SYMC) today announced that Michael A. Brown will be stepping down as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Brown will continue to serve as CEO and as a director of the company until a successor has been appointed. The Symantec Board of Directors has begun the search for the Company’s next CEO.
Symantec Partners with Rockwell Automation to Maximize Security for Industrial PCs
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – April 20, 2016 – Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced a partnership with Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK) to secure connected industrial systems from malicious attacks. As a first step, Rockwell Automation has qualified the Symantec Embedded Security: Critical Systems Protection (SES:CSP) solution for interoperability with a range of Rockwell Automation software products in industrial control systems (ICS).
One New Zero-Day Discovered on Average Every Week in 2015, Twice the Rate of a Year Ago as Advanced Attackers Exploit, Stockpile and Resell High-Value Vulnerabilities
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – April 12, 2016 – Symantec’s (Nasdaq: SYMC) Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR), Volume 21, reveals an organizational shift by cybercriminals: They are adopting corporate best practices and establishing professional businesses in order to increase the efficiency of their attacks against enterprises and consumers. This new class of professional cybercriminal spans the entire ecosystem of attackers, extending the reach of enterprise and consumer threats and fueling the growth of online crime.
Symantec Announces Encryption Everywhere
RUST, Germany, World Hosting Days - March 15, 2016 – Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC), a global leader in cybersecurity, today announced the worldwide availability of Encryption Everywhere, a website security package available through web hosting providers. Encryption Everywhere lets web hosting providers integrate encryption into every website from the moment it is created. With the new web security service, hosting providers can offer a variety of flexible options, including basic website encryption included as part of any hosted service, and a number of premium security packages with increasingly stronger levels of website validation, protection, and trust seals. Symantec wants to see 100% of legitimate websites secured by 2018, and Encryption Everywhere was developed to support that goal. Symantec will be demonstrating Encryption Everywhere during the World Hosting Days conference in Rust, Germany, March 15-18, 2016, booth Z03.
Symantec Endpoint Protection Received "Best Protection" Award For Corporate Users By AV-Test Institute
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – February 18, 2016 – Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC), the global leader in cybersecurity, today announced that Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) won AV-TEST’s “Best Protection 2015 Award” for corporate users. Symantec Endpoint Protection was recognized for its consistently high security performance in all 2015 certification tests.
AV-Test Institute Awards Norton Security “Best Protection” For Consumers
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – February 18, 2016 – Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced that Norton Security won AV-TEST’s coveted “Best Protection Award 2015” for “home user” security. AV-TEST Institute has recognized Norton Security for its ability to stop the most widespread cybercrime threats, including real-time malicious attacks and malware spread via the web and e-mails.