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Symantec: New era of ‘Mega Breaches’ signals bigger payouts for cyber criminals
After lurking in the shadows for the first ten months of 2013, cyber criminals unleashed the most damaging series of cyber attacks in history.
Symantec leads Internet Explorer fight back
In response to the latest Microsoft Internet Explorer Zero Day vulnerability, Symantec has provided a script to mitigate against the attacks, posting the tool on its blog for people to download.
Symantec: Phishers pump out Heartbleed attacks
"Spammers and phishers are known to use trending news and popular topics to disguise their payloads."
Heartbleed Bug: What have we learned so far...?
It has been now five days since details emerged regarding the "Heartbleed" vulnerability in OpenSSL...
Symantec: 552 million identities exposed in 2013...
During 2013 cyber criminals unleashed the most damaging series of cyber attacks in history, with 552 million identities exposed during the calendar year...
Windows XP shuts down for final time...
Microsoft’s decision to switch off all support for Windows XP today, some dozen years after it first made its entrance, is a momentous one.
Microsoft takes down Oracle to retain software top spot
"There is a shift in vendor rankings from 2013 at the top of the worldwide software market."
Symantec sacks CEO for second time in two years
"This considered decision was the result of an ongoing deliberative process, and not precipitated by any event or impropriety."
The changing face of security...
Mark Shaw, Symantec technology strategist – Information Security (Pacific) takes a look at the changing threat landscape and its impact on security solutions.
Hitachi Data Systems expands Symantec reseller deal
Hitachi Data Systems has revealed an agreement to resell Symantec NetBackup data protection software and Enterprise Vault information archiving software.
Spammers use Paul Walker's death to spread malware
It was only a few months ago that Paul Walker that left us in a fiery car accident. These days it is common for spammers and malware writers to use a celebrity’s death to spread malware.
Symantec showcases enterprise level backup solution
Symantec has announced the latest version of its NetBackup solution, bringing new functionality to protect the largest scale VMware-based environments as enterprises move to a software-defined data centre architecture.
Seedy porn pics = 30,000 Spamchatters scammed
"With 350 million messages sent on Snapchat on a daily basis, it is no surprise that spammers have honed in on the service."
Former Symantec VP wins Arbor Networks presidency race
"The company is well positioned, united around our strategy and committed to delivering for our customers, partners and each other."
Symantec's NZ channel presence increases with exclusive Westcon deal
With a greater focus on the New Zealand channel, Symantec's refreshed market strategy means good news for the local market.
Symantec offering enables data centres to adopt SSDs
Security solutions provider reveals new version of its Storage Foundation software, enabling data centres to leverage Solid State Drives (SSDs) in ways that could allow customers to access mission critical data and applications 400 percent faster than traditional Storage Area Networks (SANs).
Symantec 4.0: "We needed to change"
Klasie Holtzhausen, Senior Director, Pacific Channel Sales at Symantec tells Techday that the company needed to change when it came to dealing with the channel market.
Symantec’s Global Channel Strategy in detail...
Symantec has announced a new Global Channel Strategy, designed to change how the company goes to market.
Top 10 NZ Business Predictions for 2014
With 2014 almost upon the ICT industry, Symantec has offered an indicator into what lies ahead for the New Zealand technology sector.
“Wait a minute…The Internet knows more about me than my own mother?”
Whispers. The secret to predicting the future is to listen for the whisper, according to Symantec.
Internet of Things will become the 'Internet of Vulnerabilities'
The Internet of Things will become the 'Internet of Vulnerabilities' in 2014 according to security company, Symantec.
Symantec: Macs, Malware and Security Myths
It’s called the Halo Effect. iPods and iPhones created a "halo" that drove sales of Macs to business users.
One million Kiwis suffer cybercrime in NZ$152m market
Symantec has today released its 2013 Norton Report, which found a general lack of security awareness when it comes to using mobile devices.
Westcon secures exclusive Symantec distribution deal
Westcon Group NZ has been appointed as the exclusive Enterprise and Small and Medium-sized Business (SMB) solutions distributor in the country for Symantec.