Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.


01:04 PM
Dark Reading
Dark Reading
Products and Releases

Managing Your Company's Cyber Risk: Antivirus Software And Endpoint Protection

Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 is designed to stop mutating threats without slowing you down

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nine new threats every second, every day - that's 286 million distinct malicious programs lurking about last year alone. Yet it only takes just one trojan, one virus, one malicious little program to compromise a company's entire system. While signature-based security solutions may have once halted the risk, today's threats have metamorphosed into sophisticated, rapidly mutating attacks that can evade reactive security solutions. The advent of easy-to-use attack toolkits (responsible for at least 61 percent of threat activity), not to mention drive-by downloads, zero-day attacks and mutating spyware, means that antivirus software alone is no longer enough.

Cyber attacks are growing - growing in cost, growing in scope and growing in sophistication - putting companies of all sizes at risk. In fact, Symantec's Managed Security in the Enterprisereport found that 88 percent of the 1,000 enterprise security practitioners surveyed experienced cyber attacks in the past two years, with 30 percent rating these attacks as somewhat or highly effective. Ninety-seven percent experienced some sort of loss, including:

-- Downtime - 46% -- Theft of customer or employee personally identifiable information - 31% -- Theft of corporate data - 25%

Companies looking for antivirus software with advanced threat prevention that protects endpoints from targeted attacks need to consider comprehensive endpoint security solutions that ward off high-impact risks, while improving efficiencies and lowering costs in this new threat landscape. Powered by Insight, Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 is designed to stop new and rapidly mutating threats without slowing you down. Symantec Endpoint Protection delivers an unmatched defense against malware for laptops, desktops and servers. Key features include:

-- Seamless integration of antivirus, antispyware, firewall, intrusion prevention, device and application control -- A single agent that is administered by a single management console -- Powerful central management of security on Windows and Macintosh endpoints -- Enabling of instant NAC upgrade without additional software deployment -- Antivirus and antispyware for Macintosh and Linux clients -- Physical and virtual environment security

Symantec Endpoint Protection is the flagship of Symantec's growing family of endpoint protection solutions including, Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition and Symantec Endpoint Protection.cloud.

As the number and sophistication of web-based viruses and malicious code increases, Symantec Endpoint Protection offers organizations an advanced antivirus solution with threat protection, while helping to reduce administrative overhead and lower total cost of ownership for endpoint security. Visit http://www.symantec.com/business/endpoint-protection to learn more.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
FluBot Malware's Rapid Spread May Soon Hit US Phones
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  4/28/2021
7 Modern-Day Cybersecurity Realities
Steve Zurier, Contributing Writer,  4/30/2021
How to Secure Employees' Home Wi-Fi Networks
Bert Kashyap, CEO and Co-Founder at SecureW2,  4/28/2021
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Cartoon Contest
Current Issue
2021 Top Enterprise IT Trends
We've identified the key trends that are poised to impact the IT landscape in 2021. Find out why they're important and how they will affect you today!
Flash Poll
How Enterprises are Developing Secure Applications
How Enterprises are Developing Secure Applications
Recent breaches of third-party apps are driving many organizations to think harder about the security of their off-the-shelf software as they continue to move left in secure software development practices.
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-06
An issue exists on NightOwl WDB-20-V2 WDB-20-V2_20190314 devices that allows an unauthenticated user to gain access to snapshots and video streams from the doorbell. The binary app offers a web server on port 80 that allows an unauthenticated user to take a snapshot from the doorbell camera via the ...
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-06
An out-of-bounds (OOB) memory write flaw was found in list_devices in drivers/md/dm-ioctl.c in the Multi-device driver module in the Linux kernel before 5.12. A bound check failure allows an attacker with special user (CAP_SYS_ADMIN) privilege to gain access to out-of-bounds memory leading to a syst...
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-06
A flaw was found in tripleo-ansible version as shipped in Red Hat Openstack 16.1. The Ansible log file is readable to all users during stack update and creation. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to data confidentiality.
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-06
ModSecurity 3.x before 3.0.4 mishandles key-value pair parsing, as demonstrated by a "string index out of range" error and worker-process crash for a "Cookie: =abc" header.
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-06
Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF) vulnerability in puppyCMS v5.1 that can change the admin's password via /admin/settings.php.