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 …
CNME hosted its fifth annual Network World ME awards last night at the Godolphin Ballroom in Jumeirah Emirates Towers.
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.
Will CIOs be forced to take a ‘mobility first’ approach to building networks and is the Middle East really ready to put mobile first?
IDC recently predicted that CIOs will be forced to take a ‘mobility first’ approach to building networks, whereby mobility solutions and BYOD policies are integrated into infrastructures. How accurate is this prediction, and is the Middle East really ready to put mobile first?
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.
The world is still in the foothills of the cyberwar era but already online confrontation is being defined by an unstable and possibly dangerous mixture of proxy conflicts and old-fashioned espionage, mixed with lower-level digital activism, security firm FireEye has said.
Last September customers of storage provider Nirvanix got what could be worst-case scenario news for a cloud user: The company was going out of business and they had to get data out, fast.
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.”
On any given day cybercriminals and nation states are in possession of as many as 100 zero-day software exploits known only to them, NSS Labs has calculated using the commercial vulnerability market as a baseline.
When it comes to security, it seems everyone’s in a state of perpetual panic. Whether it’s mobile malware, BYOD or hacktivism, over the course of 2013 the issue of protecting valuable information and resisting attack has inspired a dizzying and persistent challenge.
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.
IBM yesterday announced an agreement to acquire Fiberlink Communications, saying the purchase is a key part of a broader mobile-security strategy to provide assurance in transactions conducted via devices such as iPhones and Android smartphones.
In light of Typhoon Haiyan, security vendor Symantec has warned the public to remain vigilant following a series of online charity scams.
A malicious software program found in ATMs in Mexico has been improved and translated into English, which suggests it may be used elsewhere, according to security vendor Symantec.
Alex Holden, founder of security company Hold Security, is in the business of bringing companies bad news.
Google has removed an application from its Play store that purported to be AdBlock Plus, a well-known application that blocks online ads.
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 group of between 50 and 100 professional hackers operating out of China has been systematically targeting businesses, military and government agencies around the world since at least 2009, security vendor Symantec said in a report released on Tuesday.
Much of what Apple offers enterprise workers and their IT departments in the new iPhone 5S and 5C comes by virtue of its new iOS 7, first announced in June.
The US is engaged in a wide-ranging campaign of cyber-operations against foreign targets, launching over 200 in 2011 alone, budget documents leaked by Edward Snowden to the Washington Post have confirmed. The US is …
VMware’s NSX network virtualization platform, expected out by year end, will have a key security tool for deploying security software and services to VMware-based virtual machines.
An advertisement circulating on Facebook and Twitter for a desktop version of the photo-sharing application Instagram is a scam, according to security vendor Symantec.
Riverbed Technology, the application performance company, in July introduced a new release of its groundbreaking Riverbed Granite product family that delivers an enterprise-class solution for server and data consolidation in the Middle East.
“Convertible” Ultrabooks – full-fledged laptops that can also function as touch-driven tablets – have become something of a commodity these days, so my attention goes to the manufacturers who can do something flashy and new with the idea. Enter Lenovo’s ThinkPad Helix, a highly usable tablet-laptop aimed at “businesses, vertical and educational markets, as well as the technology enthusiast.”
Google is distributing patches for a cryptography flaw in Android that may affect hundreds of thousands of applications. The patches have been passed to partners belonging to the Open Handset Alliance, a trade …
A steady stream of questionable applications is flowing daily into Google’s Play store for Android devices, according to security vendor Symantec.
The first tools for injecting legitimate Android apps with open-source software that allows an attacker to control an infected smartphone remotely have been found in the criminal underground.
Symantec has discovered a bizarre ransom Trojan that eschews the usual demand for payment in favour of asking its victims to fill in an online survey to get an unlock code.
Dennis Technology Labs said the most accurate product was Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Windows.
If 3,370,780 UAE residents use Facebook, and 80 percent of those replicate their passwords for other accounts, then the opportunity for cyber theft and hackers to infiltrate personal accounts is extremely high.
Kaspersky Lab’s regional managing director, Tarek Kuzbari, has announced that he has resigned from his post and that corporate sales manager, Khalid Abu Baker, has replaced him with immediate effect. In an exclusive …
South Korea has come under attack from a vicious new disk-wiping Trojan that is almost certainly part of a long-term campaign against organisations in the country, Symantec has said.
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.
When the Commercial Bank of Dubai’s storage capacity was running out, it faced a dilemma familiar to many — increase capacity and face the maintenance costs, or take on a complete technology refresh.
The latest research by Symantec has found that top-tier SMBs spend roughly seven percent less on IT than the bottom tier.
Cyber-attacks have risen to the top of the list of threats for UK banks according to the Bank of England’s director of financial stability, Andrew Haldane, but understanding and management of the risk is still at an “early stage”.
Android smartphones and tablets are under attack, and the most popular tools developed to protect them are easily circumvented, according to new research from Northwestern University and the University of North Carolina. The …
Few announcements summon as much attention as a brand new iPhone, and this year, for the second time in as many years, Apple gave us two models of its smartphone to pore over. I got my mitts on the newest mobile devices in the hands-on area after Tuesday’s event.
They say that good things come in small packages—diamond rings, the crown jewels, keys to an exotic villa. When it comes to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, big is beautiful, writes James Dartnell.
The new A1-830 tablet ticks all of the right boxes for people interested in a functional tablet sporting the sub 8-inch form factor. The tablet sports a 7.9-in, 1024×768 resolution screen at a 4:3 screen ratio; ideal for web browsing and reading e-books.