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Tech Data to offer Symantec Endpoint Protection Cloud solutions

Tech Data has been appointed as a distribution partner for the Symantec Cloud Solution Provider program in Europe. Through this agreement Tech Data will offer Symantec Endpoint Protection Cloud solutions via its StreamOne Cloud Marketplace. Symantec Endpoint Protection Cloud is a security solution that gives SMB customers flexible and easy-to-use device protection that is always kept …

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What the industry is doing to support women in tech

As you will have no doubt figured out at this point, this month we’ve dedicated the print pages of PCR (and the digital pages of PCR Online) to women working in the tech channel. Along with highlighting some of the top female talent in the industry, we wanted to make …

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‘Cryptojacking’ is the new big security threat

Get ready to hear a lot more of the word ‘cryptojacking’ as we go through 2018. According to Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR), Volume 23, cyber criminals are rapidly adding cryptojacking to their arsenals to create a highly profitable new revenue stream. “Cryptojacking is a rising threat to cyber and personal security,” …

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Symantec boss on staying safe on public Wi-Fi

Nick Shaw, vice president and general manager of Consumer Business Unit at Symantec reveals how to stay safe on public Wi-Fi in an exclusive Q&A with PCR.  How secure are public Wi-Fi networks? Public Wi-Fi networks are, by nature, unsecure. Public Wi-Fi hotspots are open networks, which anyone (including cybercriminals) …

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PCR Five For Friday (13/10/2017)

Five for Friday is a weekly feature to give a brief roundup of our top five stories from the week that you might have missed. Think we left anything out? Let us know your favourite stories of the week by pinging us a tweet @pcr_online. European PC gaming market is growing, but …

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Symantec CEO warns of worrying trend to allow governments access to source code

Symantec CEO Greg Clark has had an encouraging change of heart over sharing the security company’s source code with international governments. In an interview with Reuters Clark said that sharing source code poses ‘unacceptable risks’. Tech companies have been under increased pressure to allow Russian, US and Chinese governments access …

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Big Interview: Symantec on Norton products and future plans

Norton by Symantec is a household name synonymous with security software, but now the company is making the leap into the physical realm. Jonathan Easton speaks to Gareth Lockwood, EMEA consumer product specialist, Homayoun Sarkechik, senior manager of Partner Activation and Neil Smith, partner sales manager about the company’s evolving strategy …

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Symantec confirms it wrongly issued certificates

Security software specialist Symantec has confirmed it has revoked some wrongly-issued certificates. Certificates, the ‘s’ on the end of the ‘https’, are granted to websites to show that they are secure and that users can feel safe on them. However, Andrew Ayer of certificate vendor SSLMate last week discovered that …

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Symantec to acquire LifeLock for $2.3 billion

Norton Antivirus-maker Symantec has confirmed it is to acquire identify theft protection company LifeLock for $2.3 billion. LifeLock boasts 4.4 million customers and provides identity theft protection for consumers as well as credit, and risk assessments for businesses.  Symantec chief executive, Greg Clark said in an interview: “Norton had been …

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Security roundup: Social media security tips, How hackers can take over popular laptops in 10 minutes

This week, we look at how you can better protect yourself on social media, why you should look at deleting laptop bloatware, and more. NORTON’S TOP TIPS TO PREVENT ACCOUNT HIJACKING AND IDENTITY THEFT Symantec’s senior information developer Dick O’Brien has commented on the recent MySpace and Tumblr attacks, saying …

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