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Symantec Security Response: Phishers kicking into action with football scams

Symantec Security Response has observed phishers showing their interest in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, football celebrities and football clubs. Scam for LIONEL MESSI Fans and Scam for FC Barcelona are good examples of phishers using football celebrities and football clubs.
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Posted by on May 8, 2013 in Symantec, Technology

 

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Valentine’s Day Online Dating Safety Tips from Norton

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, romantic connections are top of mind. For singles, online dating websites provide an attractive venue to meet that special someone. To date, FilipinoCupid.com, a local online dating site has more than two million Filipinos signing up for their online dating services.

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Posted by on February 10, 2013 in Symantec, Technology

 

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Symantec offers more than 100 integrations with VMware cloud infrastructure

Symantec and VMware execs

Symantec Corp. announced new solutions and technical integrations with VMware across its product portfolio to provide higher levels of protection for virtualized environments. Together, Symantec and VMware in the Philippines are enabling small and medium businesses (SMBs) and enterprises to use the benefits of virtualization without compromising protection.

“With IT budgets that are shrinking or just holding steady in the Philippines, businesses will want to make the most of their investment in the current infrastructure. Businesses have commonly implemented virtualization in non-critical environments due to perceived obstacles such as reduced availability and performance of critical systems. But the real benefits come when enterprises move business critical applications to virtual or cloud environments,” Luichi Robles, senior country manager for Symantec Philippines said at a press briefing held in Manila in conjunction with The Next Step in Virtualization event, a collaboration between Symantec and VMware.
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Posted by on November 14, 2012 in Symantec, Technology

 

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Symantec Instant Messaging Security.cloud Addresses Security and Compliance Issues for Corporate Instant Messaging Platforms


Symantec Corp. recently recently announced the availability of Symantec Instant Messaging Security.cloud (IMS.cloud) with support for Microsoft Lync. Symantec is one of the first Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) vendor to support Microsoft Lync users, helping organizations that communicate using instant messaging platforms address their security and compliance issues. IMS.cloud scans messages and attachments for malware, blocks malicious URLs, protects organizations from data loss and logs messages for compliance purposes without the need for additional hardware and software.

A recent Symantec survey on corporate Instant Messaging use found that IM poses significant risk to organizations. Approximately 60 percent of respondents use IM to communicate with contacts outside the organization and 43 percent use it to share content not related to work. A further 29 percent reported using IM to send information they would not want their boss to know about.
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Posted by on July 9, 2012 in Symantec, Technology

 

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SMBs Are Adopting Virtualization, Cloud and Mobility for Improved Disaster Preparedness According to a Symantec Survey

Luichi Robles, senior country manager, Symantec Philippines

Symantec Corp. recently announced the global findings of its 2012 SMB Disaster Preparedness Survey, which discovered that disaster preparedness is closely connected with small and medium sized businesses’ (SMBs) adoption of technologies like virtualization, cloud computing, and mobility. The survey also revealed how willing SMBs are in adopting these technologies, often with improved disaster preparedness as a goal, and how the move is paying off for them.

“SMBs today have opportunities to embrace new technologies that provide them with a competitive edge and allow them to improve their ability to recover from a disaster while protecting the information their businesses depend on,” said Luichi Robles, senior country manager, Symantec Philippines. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 20, 2012 in Symantec

 

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Symantec Announces 2012 Philippines Partner Award Winners

Symantec Executives with FY2012 Partner Award Winners: (L-R) Luichi Robles, Senior Country Manager, Symantec Philippines; Anne Palad, Executive Vice President for Operations, Global Sapphire Filipinas, Inc.; Crisa Bueno, Creative Technologies; JC Galvez, Shellsoft Technology Corporation; Dino Bartolome, Vice President for Corporate Sales, Phil-data Business Systems; Eric Hoh, Vice President, Asia South Region, Symantec; and Darric Hor, Country Director, Symantec Philippines.

Symantec announced the winners of the 2012 Philippines Partner Awards at an exclusive Partner Appreciation Dinner held at Enderun Colleges, McKinley Hill, yesterday evening with more than 100 partners.

At the ceremony, 10 awards were presented to Symantec partners who demonstrated outstanding performance and market expertise, as well as dedication and commitment in offering Symantec’s security, storage and systems management solutions. The award winners were selected based on a number of criteria including achievement of Symantec Specialisations, overall performance in revenue, deal registration, technical and marketing investments, and customer service excellence. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 18, 2012 in Symantec

 

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Half of SMBs believe they are immune to targeted cyberattacks, failing to implement basic internet safeguards

Symantec Corp. recently announced the global findings of its 2011 SMB Threat Awareness Poll, which revealed that while awareness is high, SMBs don’t consider themselves targets of cyberattacks. As a result, they are not implementing the proper safeguards to protect their information. The SMB Threat Awareness Poll examined the awareness levels of small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) regarding the dangers of security threats, and how well they are prepared to defend against them.

“Cybercriminals do not choose their targets based on the size of the business. They are seeking confidential information for financial gains and SMBs are increasingly appealing targets when their guard is down,” said Luichi Robles, senior country manager, Symantec Philippines. “While many SMBs know the dangers of cyberattacks, many of them don’t recognize they themselves are at risk.”
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Posted by on March 29, 2012 in Symantec

 

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Norton Mobile Security protects Samsung GALAXY Smartphone users worldwide

Norton by Symantec announced that Samsung Electronics will provide Norton Mobile Security, an application for Android OS, to select smartphone users worldwide. Samsung will offer a full-featured, complimentary 90-day subscription of Norton Mobile Security in multiple languages to Samsung GALAXY users through Samsung Apps.

“We are pleased to extend our valued relationship with Samsung by helping to protect more of its customers’ devices and data from theft, loss and mobile threats,” said Janice Chaffin, group president, Consumer Business Unit, Symantec. “With smartphone sales now outpacing PC sales, cybercriminals are devising new threats everyday to steal from mobile users. Consumers need to be protected more than ever.”
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Posted by on March 16, 2012 in Samsung, Symantec, Technology

 

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Norton 360 Everywhere extends powerful protection to multiple devices

Norton by Symantec recently announced two premium security suites: Norton 360 Everywhere, which protects multiple platforms in one solution, and an update to the award-winning Norton 360. Norton 360 Everywhere, available in the first half of 2012, will provide security across PCs, Macs, Android-based phones and tablets. Norton 360 version 6.0 is available now and has just earned top rankings for both protection and performance.

Many families today have some combination of PCs, Macs, smartphones and tablets – all of which need security of their own to protect against online threats, data loss, and device loss and theft. A recent study found that some households have as many as 14 to 20 consumer digital devices. Norton 360 Everywhere will deliver a multiplatform solution where consumers can customize their security to meet their specific needs.
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Posted by on March 2, 2012 in Symantec, Technology

 

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Free Android app allows parents to apply “House Rules” and filters to children’s smartphones

Norton by Symantec recently released Norton Safety Minder: Mobile Edition, a free app that allows parents to keep an eye on their kids’ smartphone activities. The application is used as part of Norton Online Family, the award-winning online family safety service for PCs and Macs. Through the new app, parents can avail themselves of several tools to teach kids safe and age-appropriate digital habits on their mobile devices.

The application provides web monitoring and blocking features for free, allowing parents to see what sites their kids are visiting and block content they feel is inappropriate. Applied through their Norton Online Family account, parents can use the same set of web filtering settings for the child’s PC and apply them to the child’s Android phone. The service tracks up to seven days of content for free.
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Posted by on February 13, 2012 in Symantec, Technology

 

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