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Symantec Secures More Than 1 Billion Internet of Things (IoT) Devices
As part of its broader Unified Security Strategy, Symantec is investing in and offering the industry’s most comprehensive IoT security solutions. This approach includes authentication, device security, analytics and management to help prevent cars, medical devices, industrial control systems, and countless consumer electronics from becoming hacked, tracked and electronically hijacked as shown in recent news. Symantec’s IoT technology portfolio includes:
Symantec Announces Sale of Veritas to The Carlyle Group
Michael A. Brown, Symantec president and CEO, said, “This transaction strengthens our financial foundation, paving the way for Symantec to grow its security business and increase its lead as the world’s largest cybersecurity company. We believe the agreement with the investors, including The Carlyle Group and GIC, delivers an attractive and certain value for the Veritas business, and is in the best interests of all stakeholders.”
Symantec Challenges Online Retailers to Make This Year’s Cyber Monday the Safest on Record
Last year, the Heartbleed vulnerability left half a million websites at risk, raising awareness for the importance of strong SSL/TLS encryption. Internet sites around the world for banking, healthcare, government, education and social media rely on SSL encryption to help keep their data and their customers’ data secure. Online retailers in particular depend on SSL to ensure a secure link for financial transactions and to keep sensitive information safe. But setting up SSL encryption is a technical process, and for many website owners it can be too complicated. With SSL Assistant Plus, Symantec has simplified the experience of setting up encryption and delivering security in an easy way.
Symantec and Frost Data Capital Partner to Incubate Cyber Security Startups
The partners will take nontraditional steps to confront the next generation of threats targeting emerging technologies by incubating up to 10 companies per year that will deliver advanced cyber security analytics. Frost Data Capital underpins the incubator with seasoned entrepreneurs, proven innovation methodology and process, and deep expertise in big data analytics, IoT, industrials, and healthcare.
Veritas Unveils Major Advances in Cloud Backup and Turbocharges Performance with the Release of NetBackup 7.7
This latest release greatly enhances the performance and interoperability of backups directed to cloud storage services such as those offered by Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google, Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), Verizon, and Cloudian. NetBackup 7.7 also introduces breakthrough integration with VMware® vSphere Virtual Volumes, Microsoft® Hyper-V, NetApp clustered Data ONTAP® (cDOT), and Microsoft SQL Server™, and delivers enhanced self-service capabilities that allow both IT and non-IT users to independently manage and control backup and recovery activities using intuitive interfaces combined with native tools.
Veritas Unveils New Portfolio to Tackle Unchecked Data Growth and Fragmented Storage
This set of product enhancements and new solutions showcases a fundamentally different approach to delivering data and services across multiple cloud environments. Enhancements to current products enable simpler management in hybrid cloud infrastructures and extended protection for VMware and Microsoft virtual environments. Veritas is also introducing new products that enable businesses to delve deep into their data stores to recognize and prioritize information across their organizations.
Symantec Announces Extensive New Cloud Offering
“One of our biggest priorities at Box is keeping our customers’ information safe and secure,” said Justin Somaini, chief trust officer, Box. “We worked closely with Symantec, a founding member of our Box Trust ecosystem, to develop Symantec DLP for Box and are happy to bring Symantec’s reliable products to our customers.”
Symantec Selects Veritas Technologies Corporation as the Name for its Independent Information Management Company
The new logo design was influenced by the concepts of open, heterogeneous technologies that are required to harness the power of information, principles that are core to the future strategy of the new Veritas Technologies Corporation.
Symantec Announces New Strategy to Fuel Growth and Plans to Separate into Two Public Industry-Leading Technology Companies
The separation will allow each company to: