• Post-acquisition, MessageLabs harmonizes with Symantec

    Symantec has taken a relatively hands-off approach with its integration of hosted messaging provider MessageLabs since its acquisition of the company in November 2008, according to MessageLabs' former CEO.

  • Exploits of unpatched Windows bug will jump, says Symantec

    An exploit of a still-unpatched vulnerability in Microsoft Windows XP and Server 2003 has been added to a multi-strike attack toolkit, Symantec said late last week, a move that may mean attacks will increase soon.

  • Symantec axes GoEverywhere service

    Symantec's GoEverywhere online data-sharing service is going nowhere, it turns out.

  • Symantec vows huge push into SaaS market

    At its Financial Analyst Day event in San Francisco Thursday, Symantec's top executives vowed a major push into software-as-a service and also offered a glimpse at upcoming back-up products. Enrique Salem, president and CEO, kicked off the event with the investment industry's analysts by saying Symantec intends to expand into software-as-a-service, an area in which it already has experience (the company now backs up 32 petabytes of customer data in the cloud with continuing growth at 5 petabytes each quarter). Salem predicted SaaS, in which Symantec will have new offerings, could comprise "15% of total revenues in the next five years."

  • 2

    Symantec, McAfee to pay fines over auto-renewals

    Antivirus vendors Symantec and McAfee have agreed to pay the New York Attorney General's office US$375,000 in fines to settle charges that they automatically charged customers software subscription renewal fees without their permission.

  • IT heads get green thumbs: Symantec

    A new global survey boasts senior-level IT decision makers are further justifying green IT solutions by more than cost and IT efficiency benefits, by showing increasing interest in green IT strategies and solutions.

  • 90 percent of e-mail is spam, Symantec says

    Spammers seem to be working a little bit harder these days, according to Symantec, which reported Tuesday that unsolicited e-mail made up 90.4 percent of messages on corporate networks last month.

  • SMBs lack basic security and storage measures: Symantec

    A group of surveyed small and medium businesses (SMBs) from the region lack basic security and storage measures, said information security vendor Symantec.

  • Internet 'crucial' to family life

    Brits would rather cut back on food than Internet access, says O2.

  • SMBs vulnerable to security breaches: Symantec

    More than half of the 1,425 small and medium sized businesses surveyed by security company Symantec had suffered from security breaches in the last twelve months.

  • Symantec sees slowdown in security sales

    Citing a slowdown in sales of its security and compliance products and weakness in international currencies, Symantec said Wednesday that it would post a US$249 million loss for the quarter ending April 3.

  • New zero-day exploit targets Adobe Reader

    Adobe Systems Inc. Tuesday confirmed that it's investigating reports that its popular PDF viewing software, Adobe Reader, contains a critical vulnerability.

  • Spammers seize on swine flu to pitch bogus meds

    Spammers have seized on the growing interest in news of a possible swine flu epidemic to hawk fake pharmaceuticals, security experts warned Monday.

  • Researchers turn Conficker's own P2P protocol against itself

    Security researchers have updated a free tool that sniffs out the notorious Conficker worm on infected PCs by using the same peer-to-peer (P2P) protocol the malware relies on to communicate with its hacker masters.

  • EMC, Symantec kick off security barrage

    With the RSA Conference cranking up, EMC's security division RSA and Symantec rolled out security product releases Tuesday.

Sign up now to get free exclusive access to reports, research and invitation only events.

Computerworld newsletter

Join the most dedicated community for IT managers, leaders and professionals in Australia