NASDAQ: SYMC 24.96 -0.08 -0.32% Volume: 5,737,875 September 26, 2016

Symantec is the global leader in security

Symantec is the global leader in security. Operating one of the world’s largest cyber intelligence networks, we see more threats, and protect more customers from the next generation of attacks. We help companies, governments and individuals secure their most important data wherever it lives.

Since its inception in 1982, Symantec has grown into a Fortune 500 company through a combination of internal development, strategic acquisition and partnering with industry leaders. Our award-winning solutions enable our customers to trust that their information and identities are secure independent of device or application.


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Symantec Research Finds IoT Devices Increasingly Used to Carry out DDoS Attacks September 22, 2016
Targeted IoT Devices Include Home Networks, Routers, Modems, CCTV Systems and Industrial Control Systems Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ:SYMC), the global leader in cyber security, today revealed new research demonstrating how cybercriminal networks are taking advantage of lax Internet of Things (IoT) device security to spread malware and create zombie networks, or botnets, unbeknownst to their device owners. Symantec’s Security Response team has discovered that cybercriminals are hijacking home networks and everyday consumer connected devices to help carry out distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on more profitable targets, usually large companies. To succeed, they need cheap bandwidth and get it by stitching together a large web of consumer devices that are easy to infect because they lack sophisticated security. More than half of all IoT attacks originate from China and the U.S., based on the location of IP addresses to launch malware attacks. High numbers of attacks are also...
Symantec Named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for Tenth Consecutive Year September 19, 2016
Recognized for its strong commitment to human rights, environmental practices, diversity and STEM - which includes educating more than 700,000 students in STEM Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC), the global leader in cyber security, has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for the tenth consecutive year and to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the ninth consecutive year. The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) series is the longest-running global sustainability benchmark and one of the most prestigious corporate sustainability indices. These independent rankings recognize Symantec’s sustainability performance including its corporate citizenship leadership and strong governance policies and practices. "Being recognized for the tenth consecutive year as a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices is an honor and we are extremely proud," said Cecily Joseph , Symantec Vice President of Corporate Responsibility. "The goal of our business is to keep...
Symantec Endpoint Protection Cloud Secures SMBs Against Growing Threats September 13, 2016
65 Percent of Targeted Attacks are Launched Against Small and Mid-sized Businesses to Steal Confidential Customer Information for Financial Gain Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ:SYMC), the global leader in cyber security, today introduced Symantec Endpoint Protection Cloud, a new solution for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) to protect them from targeted attacks and ransomware. According to the latest Symantec Internet Security Threat Report, 65 percent of all targeted attacks struck small and mid-sized organizations in 20151 to steal valuable company information. Symantec Endpoint Protection Cloud gives SMB owners enterprise-grade protection in a solution that can be set up in less than five minutes and operated by someone with general IT knowledge. Symantec Endpoint Protection Cloud is for organizations with fewer than 1,000 employees that are looking for an effective way to protect corporate and personal devices on the corporate network. Gartner indicated that by 2018, 95 percent of...

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