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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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