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  • 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."

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    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.

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