Symantec

  • Dropbox Business updates focus on increasing enterprise security credibility

    Dropbox Business updates focus on increasing enterprise security credibility

    Dropbox is getting much more serious about its Dropbox Business product, and today it announced a partnership with security vendor Symantec as part of a broader update to its business products designed to make it more attractive to larger businesses. Rob Baesman, Dropbox’s head of product for pro, business and enterprise versions, says the idea behind the admin tool update is to provide… Read More

  • What if cybersecurity followed physics? Crunch Network

    What if cybersecurity followed physics?

    The first cybersecurity unicorn kernel popped in late 2013 with the announcement of CloudFlare’s $50 million Series C investment. Today, 10 privately held companies hold membership in the ultra-exclusive cybersecurity unicorn club. With the addition of each new member, eyebrows are raised and questions are asked. Are cybersecurity unicorns outliers or are we at the start of a… Read More

  • As Symantec flexes its muscle in security, who will step up to the challenge? Crunch Network

    As Symantec flexes its muscle in security, who will step up to the challenge?

    As the security market shakes up in more ways than one, who wins, who struggles and who will get acquired next? Read More

  • Symantec grabs Blue Coat Systems for $4.65 billion

    Symantec grabs Blue Coat Systems for $4.65 billion

    Symantec announced overnight it had purchased Blue Coat Systems for $4.65 billion with the hopes of creating an enterprise security juggernaut. As part of the deal, Blue Coat CEO Greg Clark will take over the same role at Symantec. The company has been operating since April without one when Michael A. Brown stepped down. It was a stunning turn of events for Blue Coat, which was sold just… Read More

  • How do you outsmart malware? Crunch Network

    How do you outsmart malware?

    The growth of data breaches in recent months and years is in large part because of the new generation of smart malware being developed on a daily basis. Malicious actors are constantly taking advantage of technological innovations and breakthroughs to devise new ways to flood the Internet with new malware that circumvent security tools, propagate within networks and siphon critical data for… Read More

  • Innovations In Cybersecurity At RSA 2016 Crunch Network

    Innovations In Cybersecurity At RSA 2016

    Beyond artificial intelligence and machine learning to the brave new world of cybersecurity. Read More

  • What’s The Half Life Of A Unicorn? Crunch Network

    What’s The Half Life Of A Unicorn?

    Cybercorns are companies that have surpassed the magical $1 billion valuation. Several of these extraordinary ventures are Okta, Sophos, Tanium, Palantir, FireEye, Splunk, Zscaler, Lookout, CloudFlare, Illumio and AVAST. But in a world where technology is changing rapidly, and in which attackers are agile and focused, which of these unicorns will survive? What is the half-life, perhaps measured… Read More

  • Symantec Sells Veritas Division To Private Equity Group For $8B

    Symantec Sells Veritas Division To Private Equity Group For $8B

    Symantec announced today that it had sold its Veritas division to The Carlyle Group, a Washington, DC-based private equity firm for $8 billion in cash. The move comes after Symantec, mostly known as a computer security company, announced it was splitting into two separate publicly traded companies last fall. The first was going to be Symantec, which as you might expect focused on security… Read More

  • Regin Spying Software Has Been Attacking Governments And Corporations Since 2008

    Regin Spying Software Has Been Attacking Governments And Corporations Since 2008

    Symantec has found an unusual new threat called Regin aka Backdoor.Regin. The software, which is essentially a very powerful Trojan Horse, appears to have been circulating in the wild since 2008 and has been hitting governmental, industrial, and individual systems with impunity, using sophisticated encryption and targeting systems to spy on targets. The anti-virus company has released a… Read More