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  • Symantec Filestore manages private and public clouds

    Symantec has announced the introduction of Symantec FileStore, a new solution enabling organisations to build scalable, high-performance file-based storage services for their enterprise, including private and public clouds.
    Now available, FileStore can manage and protect critical information, maximise system performance and scale performance and capacity non-disruptively as application needs change, the company says.

  • Rogue security software is big business for crooks

    The bogus ads are everywhere. A pop-up tells you: "Your computer may be infected" and urges you to download security software that will scan your computer for viruses, protect it from future infection or both. The problem is most of these products are scams that give you software which is useless. In some cases, the software is even dangerous because it downloads malicious code onto your computer.
    The threat from these "scareware" tactics is growing, according to the results of a report released this week by Symantec. The Report on Rogue Security Software reveals that cybercriminals are profiting from a highly organized affiliate-based business model that rewards scammers for selling bogus security programs to users caught off-guard by persuasive online scare tactics.

  • Symantec malware move

    Symantec's 2010 editions of its flagship antimalware consumer software, Norton AntiVirus and Norton Internet Security, include Quoroum, a new type of malware detection and analysis.

  • 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.

  • Kiwi disclosure law could boost security, says Symantec

    A new survey of small and medium sized businesses shows 58 per cent of Australian and New Zealand companies suffered a data loss or breach that affected business performance.
    The survey, by security company Symantec, found 69 per cent of these organisations reported losses due to systems breakdown or hardware failure, 49 per cent through onsite and natural disasters, 47 per cent through human error, 45 per cent through a lost or stolen laptop or other protable device and 39 per cent through deliberate sabotage by an employee.

  • Hackers hit websites, make security compromises

    Hackers are increasingly taking advantage of weaknesses in web applications and plug-ins to turn legitimate websites into a source of malicious code, according to a report issued by Symantec.