Symantec and Fortinet partner together to integrate Fortinet’s Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) capabilities into Symantec’s cloud-delivered Web Security Service (WSS). Also, Symantec’s endpoint protection solutions to be integrated into the Fortinet Security Fabric platform.
Symantec offloaded its website security business including SSL/TLS and related PKI solutions business to DigiCert for USD 950 million and along with it, the security vendor also picked up 30% stake in DigiCert.
Symantec has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Israel-based Fireglass, the agentless isolation solution provider that eliminates ransomware, malware and phishing threats in real-time
New research from Symantec reveals that while ransomware continues to earn the lion’s share of attention (particularly as of late with WannaCry), financial threats are in fact 2.5 times more prevalent according to Symantec detection data. Other key findings from Symantec’s research: Attackers study their victims’ network: The Dridex downloader checks for financial software packages before attackers manually access the computer to carry out fraudulent transactions; other threats wait until the end of the month, when many businesses make bulk transactions, before […]
Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR) suggests that the Cyber criminals revealed new levels of ambition in 2016 – a year marked by extraordinary attacks, including multi-million-dollar virtual bank heists and overt attempts to sabotage organizations by state-sponsored groups including Shamoon, and record-breaking DDoS attacks that were carried out by infecting IoT devices. The UAE’s 2016 Internet Security Threat Profile improved with its world ranking dropping from 41 in 2015 to 51 in 2016. In the Middle East and Africa, […]
eHDF and Symantec recently hosted a cyber security seminar titled ‘Stay Ahead of Cyber Security Threats’ in Dubai. At this seminar senior representatives from eHDF and Symantec shared insights on the regional threat landscape.
Malicious PowerShell scripts are on the rise, as attackers are using the framework’s flexibility to download their payloads, traverse through a compromised network, and carry out reconnaissance. Symantec analyzed PowerShell malware samples to find out how much of a danger they posed.