It seems sadly ironic that the role of Symantec CEO is shrouded in insecurity. The antivirus and security software vendor this week sacked Steve Bennett. This is the second time they have fired […]
Symantec fired its second CEO in less than two years on Thursday, dismissing Steve Bennett and putting board member Michael Brown in charge while the security vendor searches for a permanent replacement.
Symantec showcased its most recent mobile solutions for both businesses and consumers this week at two industry conferences, Mobile World Congress and RSA Conference 2014.
Symantec has announced the latest version of its NetBackup solution, bringing new functionality to protect the largest scale VMware-based environments as enterprises move to a software-defined data centre architecture.
With Gartner predicting the rise of sales of security software, one of the top security software houses, Symantec, appears to be struggling in the market it should be dominating.
Symantec has warned against remote access Trojans, programmes that are installed on a user’s computer without their knowledge and allow attackers to access and control them from remote locations.
Symantec has announced the appointment of Amit Mital as Chief Technology Officer, who will be responsible for technology strategy, focusing on innovation, product development and R&D.
Symantec today announced a new version of its Storage Foundation software, enabling data centres to leverage Solid State Drives “In ways that could allow customers to access mission critical data and applications 400 percent faster than traditional Storage Area Networks.”
Security researches at Symantec are gradually raising warnings that the Internet of Things will increase, by multitudes, the number of things that can be hacked and attacked.
Symantec plans to close down its Backup Exec.cloud service, saying it lacks mobile and content-sharing features and wouldn’t be the right platform for delivering them.
Cybercriminals are increasingly using the “Blackshades” malware program whose source code was leaked three years ago, according to an analysis by Symantec.
In light of Typhoon Haiyan, security vendor Symantec has warned the public to remain vigilant following a series of online charity scams.
The cyber-criminals behind ZeroAccess, one of the largest botnets in existence, have lost access to more than a quarter of the infected machines they controlled.
A steady stream of questionable applications is flowing daily into Google’s Play store for Android devices, according to security vendor Symantec.
Symantec on Wednesday said the updated version of its Data Loss Prevention (DLP) suite will be able to monitor confidential data sent by email via Apple iPhones and iPads.
It was only a matter of time before it happened and now it has – ransom malware has successfully made the jump from the PC world, where it torments millions of Windows users, to the mobile world, where it has similar designs on Android.
The latest research by Symantec has found that top-tier SMBs spend roughly seven percent less on IT than the bottom tier.
Enterprises should be on the look out for increased security threats during the holy month of Ramadan, which begins on the evening of July 8, according to security firm Symantec. In an interview […]
Hackers are finding it pays to call ahead before sending malware-laden email. Symantec has seen what it describes as a sophisticated social engineering campaign aimed at French-speaking accounting and finance department employees. The […]
Cyber criminals are increasingly targeting small businesses due to their less sophisticated defences, according to a new report from Symantec. Companies with 250 employees or less absorbed 18 percent of targeted cyber attacks […]
Symantec on Wednesday began offering multi-algorithm SSL certificates for Web servers that go beyond traditional crypto to include what’s known as the Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) Digital Signature Algorithm (DSA). The firm said that […]
Microsoft and Symantec on Wednesday announced that they have dismantled a botnet that took over millions of computers for criminal activities such as identity theft and click fraud. The Bamital botnet threatened the […]
Under the helm of its new CEO, Steve Bennett, Symantec last week outlined a re-organisation intended to lead to a leaner company and a new range of security and back-up services and products. These […]
In 2012 mobility, virtualisation and cloud computing were three big trends that affected change in the way organisations across the Middle East approached IT. In 2013 Symantec predicts that these trends will continue […]
Symantec has spotted another odd piece of malware that appears to be targeting Iran and is designed to meddle with SQL databases. The company discovered the malware, called W32.Narilam, on Nov. 15 but on Friday […]
The problem of ransom malware has reached epidemic proportions and could be extracting fraudulent payments from as many as 3 percent of victims, a Symantec report has calculated. In a world already afflicted […]
Symantec this week announced two new data encryption options, one that is file-based encryption for use with Dropbox, and the second that works as an extension to the AppleiOS mail client to encrypt and […]
About 200 Android applications currently hosted on Google Play create spoofed SMS messages on the devices they are installed on, according to security researchers from antivirus vendor Symantec. This technique can theoretically be […]
Different hacker groups claim to have breached servers belonging to ImageShack, Symantec, PayPal and other organisations. On Sunday, a hacker group called HTP claimed to have compromised Web servers, MySQL databases, routers and […]
Symantec has announced the latest version of its Veritas Cluster Server (VCS), which adds the ability to reduce virtual machine recovery times by using VMware’s vMotion data migration capabilities. The new version of VCS, slated […]
Symantec said Windows 8 “doesn’t move the needle much” on security as it rolled out new versions of its antivirus software and promised to provide users with several so-called “Modern” apps for the […]
Security software vendor Symantec yesterday that Enrique Salem, its president and chief executive officer, had stepped down with immediate affect, after the company reported that its revenue for the quarter ended June 29 […]
Symantec last week crippled a large number of Windows XP machines when it shipped customers a defective update to its antivirus software, the company acknowledged Friday. “After a full evaluation and root cause […]
Botnet shutdowns have stemmed the Internet spam flood, taking daily message volumes back to levels last seen as long ago as 2006, Symantec has reported in its 2011 Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR). Worldwide levels […]
Attackers used smaller businesses with less stringent security as gateways to their ultimate targets – large corporations or governments that hold valuable secrets, according to a Symantec report on internet security. In addition, adversaries target […]
Dubai Islamic Bank has deployed Symantec Data Loss Prevention to enhance its protection, discovery and management of confidential data, Symantec announced today in collaboration with partner HelpAG. Symantec said the implementation has resulted […]
Emitac Enterprise Solutions (EES), a provider of technology solutions, today announced that it has achieved not one, but two Symantec Specialization in the areas of Data Protection and Archiving and eDiscovery. These Specializations […]
Emitac Enterprise Solutions today announced that it has achieved Symantec specialisations in the areas of Data Protection and Archiving and eDiscovery. The specialisations recognise Emitac’s work in Symantec’s NetBackup and Enterprise Vault product […]
Symantec today announced new cloud-based data solutions, which it said deliver a new approach to modernising backup and recovery for companies in the region. NetBackup 7.5 and Backup Exec 2012 are software solutions […]
Current IT security must change to protect the new generation of social enterprise, said Enrique Salem, president and CEO at Symantec, today at the RSA Conference 2012. Salem referred to ‘digital natives’ revolutionising […]
“Backup Fights Back in 2012” You can’t call backup boring anymore. Data is exploding year on year. The backup market is growing fast. What used to be considered a mature and slow growth […]
Symantec yesterday admitted that its own network was compromised, after previously denying the source code theft of some of its flagship security products. Symantec had before stated an unnamed “third party entity” as the […]
Symantec has acquired LiveOffice, a provider of cloud-based data archiving and storage, for $115 million, the companies announced yesterday. Symantec said the acquisition will allow it to add to its information governance products […]
Symantec confirmed, just before the start of the Middle East weekend, that source code used in two of its older enterprise security products was publicly exposed by hackers this week. In a statement, […]
Symantec today announced that Alghanim Industries, one of the largest privately-owned companies in the Gulf, has implemented Symantec’s Altiris Management Suite to streamline deployment and management of over 4,000 of its endpoints in […]
We took Lenovo’s Yoga Tablet 2 for a spin, and decided whether the upgraded specs justify the $250 price tag.
What’s rectangular, gold, and 18 percent thinner than a No. 2 pencil? The iPad Air 2, which Apple unveiled Thursday. Sporting subtle refinements like a Touch ID fingerprint sensor and a beefed-up iSight […]
No major changes compared to Windows Server 2012 R2, but some very good incremental ones. With this just a very early version, here are some changes you might want to consider as you decide when to start looking at the release.