Category Archives: Symantec


Facebook has launched a new Facbook Security page, under a new agreement with a number of anti-virus companies to offer free versions of their software along with some other security efforts.The company's offering under the agreement include: Microsoft Security Essentials, McAfee, Avast, TrendMicro, Sophos, and Symantec.Facebook says that the Antivirus Marketplace (AV Marketplace ) will […]

Blue Coat Systems, the provider of web security and speed optimization solutions, released a mid-year web security report earlier this month, which, among other things, examined the current state of malware ecosystems, and detailed the growing size and reach of malware delivery networks.The data in the report is derived from the Blue Coat WebPulse collaborative […]

Microsoft's software donation program, which has already provided more than $3.9 billion worth of software to nonprofits around the world since 1998, is being expanded to enable more nonprofit organizations to request software donations when they need them at any point in the year."Every day we see how technology is helping nonprofits to operate more […]

Symantec published a new white paper detailing strengths and weaknesses about the security of the two industry's largest mobile operating systems: Apple's iOS and Google's Android.The whitepaper, outlines the best and worse practices both companies have taken while building and upgrading their mobile platforms.Apple's biggest strength lies in the rigid policy enforcement of the App […]

Symantec has just announced that it is acquiring Clearwell Systems for $390 million, an enterprise-class eDiscovery management platform maker."Archiving and eDiscovery are two critical elements of information governance," said Aaref Hilaly, president and chief executive officer, Clearwell Systems, in a press release. "By joining forces and combining the industry's leading archiving solution with the industry's […]

Facebook applications are Web applications that are integrated onto the Facebook platform. According to Facebook, 20 million Facebook applications are installed every day. "Some third parties, in particular advertisers, have accidentally had access to Facebook users' accounts including profiles, photographs, chat, and also had the ability to post messages and mine personal information. Fortunately, these […]

Only a few months since Norton AntiVirus and Internet Security 2011 were released, Symantec has released the 2012 product range to public beta.The core Norton Internet Security 2012 process required only a little under 14MB of RAM (Private Working Set) on a test PC. The suite get you "on-demand antivirus scanning, strong real-time protection, a […]

Norton today introduced the Norton Cybercrime Index, which tracks and warns computer users about daily cybercrime risks around the world, providing information that is timely and actionable. With recent threats like the Here You Have (H-Y-H) virus, which tried to shut down electronic communications worldwide, and the high-profile attacks by Zeus botnets, computer users need […]

Microsoft announced that "Microsoft, Symantec and PC Mall, a major U.S. reseller of technology products, services and solutions to small businesses, extended free security software to those larger small businesses with up to 50 PCs and at least one server."From Nov'1st until Dec'31st you can get Symantec EndPoint Protection Small Business Edition for free when […]