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Security vendor Symantec splits into two separate companies

SymantecWashington, Oct 10 : Security vendor Symantec has announced that it will be splitting into two separate companies.

The company's board of directors has voted in favour of a plan to break the company into two independent, publicly traded companies, with one focused on security and the other on information management, PC World reports.

Michael A. Brown, Symantec president and CEO said in a written statement that winning in both security and information management required distinct strategies, focused investments and go-to market innovation.

He further said that the two separate companies would enjoy more flexibility and be able to focus better on their respective areas.

Symantec: Flamer malware has been operational for over 5 years

Symantec: Flamer malware has been operational for over 5 yearsOn September 17, security firm Symantec published an analysis of two newly-detected command-and-control servers which draw attention to some hitherto-unknown information about the cyber espionage tool dubbed Flamer.

Emerging Indian cities at increased risk of cyber attacks: Symantec India

SymantecEmerging Indian cities like Chandigarh, Noida, Bhubaneswar, Jaipur and Surat are now at increased risk of cyber attacks, thanks to increased Internet penetration.

Cyber security solutions firm Symantec India said in its latest report that residents of emerging cities are now exploring opportunities offered by Internet, and are thus creating a bid pool of targets for cyber criminals to exploit.

The Symantec Internet Security Threat Report said, “Smaller and emerging cities of India are exploring opportunities offered by the virtual world, in turn creating a new lucrative pool of targets for cyber criminals to exploit.”

Symantec: Security threats to mobile devices on the rise

Symantec: Security threats to mobile devices on the riseAccording to the recently-released annual Cybercrime Report by Symantec, mobile malware is growing at an alarming pace, and mobile security threats are apparently on the rise; thanks largely to the fact that more and more PC users are now shifting to mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.

Security offering for Android, Symantec

Security offering for Android, SymantecSymantec has pronounced its new Norton Domain Name Server (DNS) internet security software for Android-based smart phones.

This Norton DNS Beta version will be released in June, and can be downloaded free of charge from the homes site for a certain trial period.

President of Symantec's Consumer Business, Janice Chaffin, stated: “We are entering a new era where non-PC devices are exploding in numbers, which means more opportunity for cyber criminals. It’s becoming more and more critical for consumers to be protected beyond their PCs.”

Symantec pledged to make surfing safe

Symantec pledged to make surfing safeIn the virus vulnerability protection field, Symantec has publicized Norton everywhere. Recently a new move was taken towards the security that discards the conventional PC-centric model and takes a more realistic advance to deliver security across all Internet-enabled devices. Norton DNS, a part of Norton, provides alternative DNS servers which can be used by any Internet-enabled device for a fast and more protected surfing experience.

Symantec plans to clinch deals with GuardianEdge & PGP

Symantec plans to clinch deals with GuardianEdge & PGPA leap towards enhanced security is what Symantec is aiming at; as the security provider firm plans to acquire GuardianEdge Technologies and PGP.

This strategic move shall help Symantec encroach upon the emerging file encryption security market. Te deal which is prized at $370 million, will pay $300 million to PGP and a $70 million to GuardianEdge.

According to the trade watchers, this move has taken everyone by surprise as Symantec earlier backed off from the plans for entering the file encryption software market.

Cyber security - a matter of concern for top companies

Cyber security - a matter of concern for top companiesOne of the biggest names in Cyber security, Symantec Corp recently conducted a survey and the results were quite hair-raising. It costs roughly an average of $2 million each year to companies as far as the theft of trade secrets and customer information is concerned.

The survey was conducted across 2100 IT executives worldwide. A shocking 75 % of them reported cyber attacks last year. Mostly the intruders had cracked into the systems for the theft of company's intellectual property, such as product strategies and designs.

Symantec: Zero-day PDF attack targets Flash vulnerability

Symantec: Zero-day PDF attack targets Flash vulnerability Symantec researchers said on Wednesday that they have discovered attacks in the wild whereby malicious Acrobat PDF files exploit a Flash vulnerability, and drop a Trojan onto computers.

News 5 Public Beta of Norton Internet Security 2010 and AntiVirus 2010 unveiled by Symantec

News 5 Public Beta of Norton Internet Security 2010 and AntiVirus 2010 unveiled by SymantecRecently, Symantec rolled out its beta versions of the upcoming 2010 releases, to the public. A novel protection model codenamed Quorum is featured in the new version, which will put a heavier focus on reputation-based malware detection.

Going by a Norton statement, the reputation model can detect zero-day malware that's never been seen before, although it won't replace the existing signature-based detection for known threats.




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