Fortinet, Palo Alto Networks, McAfee and Symantec Found the Cyber Threat Alliance

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In what could be a very virtuous trend, four of the cyber security industry’s leading tech vendors (Fortinet, Palo Alto Networks, McAfee and Symantec) have established a consortium focused on the furtherance of the art and science of cyber threat intelligence. Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC ).

Symantec Finally Agrees With Everyone Else In The Security Community: Says Antivirus Software Is Dead

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As a technologist I have long respected Symantec and their many capabilities (they do far more than antivirus, see the list here). But the hottest firms in cyber security, those growing because they make real, measurable, virtuous differences in enterprise security, are growing because they realized that Symantec''s core antivirus features just are not sufficient.

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Symantec to Buy Security Software Firm Blue Coat for $4.65B

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Blue Coat product suite can strengthen Symantec in areas of cloud data protection, digital forensics, management of encrypted network traffic Read More. Deals Security

Quick Take: Symantec Buys Blue Coat

Network World

When former CEO Mike Brown left Symantec in April of this year, I wrote a blog about what I would do if I were recruited as Mike’s replacement. While one of my suggestions was for Symantec to resume M&A activities, I was really thinking about a strategy for filling in product gaps – perhaps Symantec could pick up LogRhythm to add a leading SIEM to its portfolio, or grab Carbon Black for endpoint security analytics and forensics.

Symantec to acquire Blue Coat for $4.65 billion

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Security company Symantec is to acquire Web security provider Blue Coat for US$4.65 The deal, which is expected to be closed by the third quarter, will also see Greg Clark, CEO of Blue Coat, taking over as CEO of Symantec and joining its board at the the closing of the transaction. Symantec, well-known for its anti-virus software, has been looking out for a new CEO since April after it was announced that its CEO Michael Brown was stepping down, following poor financial results.

Symantec Government Symposium 11 March 2014 at the Renaissance Hotel Washington DC

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All those factors together make the Symantec Government Symposium of 11 March 2014 one to pay attention to. I also really look forward to learning everything I can about Symantec’s views and their technology roadmap. Steve Bennett , CEO, Symantec.

Big Data News: Symantec Picks Splunk for Enterprise Security Tool

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Looker Datafold Engine empowers analysts with more meaningful insights through its in-database architecture, Symantec uses Splunk software to boost its security intelligence operations, and CommVault''s Simpana 10 software has achieved certified integration with the SAP HANA platform. Big Data commvault looker sap splunk Symantec

Unusual Malware May Infect IoT Devices to Protect Them: Symantec

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Infected devices connect to peer-to-peer network that distributes threat updates Read More. Shared

Symantec Adds AWS Hybrid Storage Support to Backup Software

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Latest update includes support for AWS Storage Gateway, latest vSphere Read More. Storage

To punish Symantec, Google may distrust a third of the web's SSL certificates

Network World

Google is considering a harsh punishment for repeated incidents in which Symantec or its certificate resellers improperly issued SSL certificates. According to a Netcraft survey from 2015, Symantec is responsible for about one in every three SSL certificates used on the web, making it the largest commercial certificate issuer in the world.

FireEye, Symantec Jump as Ransomware Hack Seen Boosting Spending

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Attacks seen as ‘wake-up call’ for governments, companies Read More. Business Investing Manage Security

Symantec Vows to Become ‘New Force’ in Cybersecurity

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Less than three months after its major acquisition of Blue Coat, the software vendor also reiterated its commitment to the channel during Symantec Partner Engage 2016 in Los Angeles. Read More. Shared

Cloudflare Hires Ex-Symantec Finance Chief in Move Toward IPO

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Network security company aiming to be ready for IPO next year Read More. Business Cloud Investing Startups

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What should you know about the Symantec Split

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Enterprise IT and cyber security professionals should all track the recent news of Symantec splitting into two publicly traded firms.

A critical flaw in Symantec antivirus engine puts computers at risk of easy hacking

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The antivirus engine used in multiple Symantec products has an easy-to-exploit vulnerability that could allow hackers to easily compromise computers. The flaw was fixed by Symantec in Anti-Virus Engine (AVE) version 20151.1.1.4, released Monday via LiveUpdate. The flaw consists of a buffer overflow condition that could be triggered when parsing executable files with malformed headers.

Symantec Joins OpenStack Foundation as Gold Member

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Security software firm has already been important contributor to open source cloud project Read More. Cloud Computing Security

Symantec will acquire identity protection firm LifeLock in $2.3B deal

Network World

Aiming to boost its consumer security business, Symantec is acquiring LifeLock, a vendor of identity protection services, for US$2.3 The immediate opportunity for Symantec comes from the large number of consumers worldwide that have been victims of cybercrime, generating as a result greater user concern in digital safety. billion in enterprise value. The deal will create what the two companies described as the world’s largest consumer security business with over $2.3

Here are 5 reasons Symantec is buying Blue Coat

Network World

As cyber threats diversify and expand, anti-virus provider Symantec is doing the same. Here are five reasons the deal could make sense for Symantec. Threats are evolving, Symantec needs to as well Symantec has been selling PC antivirus products for years but the PC market has slumped and cyber threats are getting sneakier and more malicious. Two years ago, a Symantec executive even declared that antivirus were "dead."

How to Ensure Fast Failover and Disaster Recovery for Enterprise Apps

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White Papers Symantec Your applications are absolutely critical to you and your users. Now, learn how to ensure fast failover and disaster recovery for enterprise applications. Read More.

Wormable flaws in Symantec products expose millions of computers to hacking

Network World

A Google security researcher has found high severity vulnerabilities in enterprise and consumer products from antivirus vendor Symantec that could be easily be exploited by hackers to take control of computers. Symantec released patches for the affected products, but while some products were updated automatically, some affected enterprise products could require manual intervention.

We Are Living In The Age of the Mega-Breach

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Every year for 19 Years Symantec has produced an Internet Security Threat Report, capturing insights which can inform defenses. Symantec is known for their Global Intelligence Network , a monitoring capability made up of more than 41 million attack sensors. Here is how they describe this network: Symantec’s Global Intelligence Network is made up of more than 41.5 Symantec also found that the length of these campaigns was three times longer than campaigns in 2012.

AFCEA Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium 5-7 May 2015 at Baltimore Convention Center

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Sponsors include a broad range of companies, such as IBM, Cisco, Intel, Leidos, BAE, Solarwinds, Symantec, NES, Informatica, and Teradata. By Charles Hall. If you''re interested in cyber security and operations at the federal level, check out the AFCEA Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium.

Strider cyber attack group deploying malware for espionage

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Symantec security researchers have uncovered a spying campaign by a previously unknown group using modular malware as stealthware

Barracuda, ReversingLabs, Telefonica and Zscaler Join Cyber Threat Alliance

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February 13, 2015 – Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT), McAfee Labs, Palo Alto Networks® (NYSE: PANW) and Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC), co-founders of the industry’s first cyber threat alliance, today announced that Barracuda Networks, Inc. ABOUT SYMANTEC. CTO Paloalto Symantec By Bob Gourley.

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Tech News Roundup April 13

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Symantec: A Zero-Day discovered every week last year - FedScoop. News Facebook Jeff Bezos NASA STEM SymantecKatie Kennedy. The following are some of the hot topics we are tracking in the technology ecosystem: Technology Ticker. Noblis Among 2016 SECAF Small Business Partner of the Year Award Finalists. Serco Inc. Awarded $131M Contract to Support NAVFAC. Immunovaccine Inc., Leidos to Collaborate on Zika Vaccine. DISA Selects CenturyLink Inc. as Authorized Network Services Provider.

G7 sets financial sector cyber defence guidelines as attacks grow

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G7 countries have agreed cyber security guidelines in response to concerns about the safety of interconnected global financial systems that are increasingly coming under attack, according to Symantec

White House Tightens Security for Web Access

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Because HTTPS requires the purchase of an SSL certificate from a signing authority, such as GlobalSign , Symantec , or Comodo , and because some program changes are needed, budget has to be found to cover the additional cost. CTO Cyber Security Government 18f comodo Cybersecurity fedcyber Federal government of the United States globalsign GSA http https infosec Internet Internet of Things Symantec tony scott White House

Businesses underprepared for GDPR, study shows

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Lack of consumer and regulatory understanding, combined with low technical and cultural preparedness, represents a major threat to revenue and brand value, according to a Symantec state of privacy report

Cyber attacks on at least three Asian banks share malware links

Computer Weekly

Cyber attacks on banks in Bangladesh, Vietnam and the Philippines used the same malware, which has links to other attacks on banks in the region, reports Symantec

Mobile App Development in the Enterprise: What’s Next?

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We’re pleased that Boston mobile veteran and 451 Research analyst Chris Hazelton will join us as moderator, as well as an experienced and knowledgeable panel of executives from Samsung, Localytics, Symantec, Verivo Software, Apperian, and Staples.

Symantec looks to up the ante on SMB security with Endpoint Protection Cloud

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A new security product from Symantec hopes to better secure small businesses against ransomware and other targeted cyberattacks

Symantec and Kaspersky Labs Banned from China as Government Obliged to Choose Domestic Security Software

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Government procurement agency excludes two firms from security software supplier list. Read More. Shared

Fed Tech Roundup August 27

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Symantec takes on the Internet of unsecured things - GCN.com. News Aircraft FAA Navy Symantec Unmanned aerial vehicleThe following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (from FedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com ): Fed Tech Ticker. Army tries to speed cyber acquisition process - FCW.com. State Dept. IG chides diplomats for using private email. Iowa testing digital driver's licenses - GCN.com. Rebuild Healthy Homes from HUD.