Posts Tagged ‘symantec’

  • Fred Mitchell, Symantec Division manager at Drive Control Corporation (image source: file photo)

    Safeguarding your corporate information in a BYOD world

    April 30, 2014 • OpinionComments Off

    The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend has gained popularity steadily across all sizes of business, from small operations right through to large corporates. This is due to BYOD enabling employees to use the devices of their choosing while business investment...

  • Vadele Geel, channel manager for the Symantec product line at Westcon-Comztek. (Image source: Westcon-Comztek)

    Westcon-Comztek appoints new Symantec channel manager

    November 11, 2013 • PeopleComments Off

    Leading value-added distributor, Westcon-Comztek has placed further importance on fruitful and profitable vendor and reseller partnerships through the appointment of Vadele Geel as channel manager for the Symantec product line. Reporting to David Caygill,...

  • Johnny Karam  as Vice President, Middle East and Africa (MEA). (Image source: Citrix)

    What has Citrix got up its sleeve for Africa?

    November 6, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off

    Citrix plans to add impetus to its Africa strategy by maintaining strict vigilance over- and adhering to a set of guidelines. They believe this is the recipe to not only strengthen their partner network, enhance service delivery to customers and expand...

  • Johnny Karam, Vice President, MEA, Citrix. (Image source: Citrix)

    Citrix appoints new Vice President for MEA

    July 22, 2013 • PeopleComments Off

    Citrix announces the appointment of Johnny Karam as Vice President,Middle East and Africa (MEA). Karam brings extensive sales experience to Citrix and will be focused on driving awareness and adoption of mobile workstyles across MEA, as customers in the...

  • Malware, a growing threat to smartphone users

    July 17, 2013 • OpinionComments Off

    Although security threats targeting PCs still out-number threats targeting mobile devices, smart phones and tablets have come under increasing attack in the past two years. Richard Broeke from specialist IT security provider, Securicom, says that as malicious...

  • Norton unveals 360 Multi-Device security solution

    June 26, 2013 • SecurityComments Off

    Norton by Symantec today announced the availability of Norton 360 Multi-Device, a comprehensive security solution that provides security across platforms and devices. For consumers who have multiple devices and want a simple, easy-to-use security solution,...

  • Digital dangers of taking a smartphone to a music concert

    June 12, 2013 • SecurityComments Off

    A global survey released today by security company Symantec, maker of Norton software, explores how mobile devices play a central role in the way people experience concerts, events and festivals. Yet, as the role of smartphones expands, so do the security...

  • Malware never sleeps

    June 5, 2013 • OpinionComments Off

    Malware is always changing, adapting, being rewritten and re-released in a seemingly infinite number of ways, with the express intention of making your life difficult – and making the writers or owners of the code as much money as possible. Security threats...

  • Phishers use New Fake Social Media Apps

    May 30, 2013 • SecurityComments Off

    Phishers are trying everything they can to improve their chances of harvesting user credentials. They are known for experimenting with different fake social media applications in a desperate move to lure users. Recently, we found a few examples of some new...

  • Symantec reveals a 42 percent surge in targeted attacks

    May 7, 2013 • SecurityComments Off

    Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report, Volume 18 (ISTR) revealed a 42 percent surge during 2012 in targeted attacks compared to the previous year. Designed to steal intellectual property, these targeted cyberespionage attacks are increasingly hitting...

  • Cyber-crime costs South Africa R3.7 billion

    October 24, 2012 • SecurityComments Off

    Norton by Symantec has released the findings of its annual Norton Cybercrime Report, one of the world’s largest consumer cybercrime studies. The study is aimed at understanding how cybercrime affects consumers, and how the adoption and evolution of new...

  • Not yet going down in Flame – why we still need anti-virus solutions

    September 10, 2012 • OpinionComments Off

    In the wake of the discovery of Flame, the most complex and sophisticated known cybercrime attack to date that was undetected for approximately two years, an article published by Technology Review boldly proclaimed that the anti-virus era is over. The truth,...

  • One in 216 emails in July identified as malicious

    September 4, 2012 • SecurityComments Off

    Symantec recently released the findings of its July 2012 Intelligence Report. The report provides the latest analysis of cyber security threats, trends and insights from the Symantec Intelligence team concerning malware, spam, and other...

  • Espionage fanning the Flame of cyber crime

    June 1, 2012 • FeaturesComments Off

    African countries are not immune to the activities of cyber criminals and should take cognisance of the threat represented by the Flame virus, one of the more sinister forms of attack in existence globally. Security software experts describe Flame as a...

  • Google exec to chair Innovation Dinner

    March 1, 2012 • Events, Top StoriesComments Off

    The Innovation Dinner series has become well known among South Africa’s ICT professionals, entrepreneurs and senior business people as a great opportunity for networking and strategic planning. IT News Africa, together with key sponsor IBM is proud to...

  • The motivations behind recent Android malware

    November 30, 2011 • OpinionComments Off

    For years now, we in the cyber security industry have been saying an explosion of mobile malware is just around the corner. Beginning in earnest this year, we have indeed observed a marked increase in threats targeting mobile devices – particularly the...