The Lurking Threat of Bring-Your-Own-Cloud (BYOC) A few generations back, when the Internet was still an unknown commodity and inter-office mail came around in manila envelopes graffitied with the crossed-out signatures of every recipient that envelope had ever met, network security was largely an in-house affair with data tapes and mainframes playing a central role. One of the challenges for the IT wizards of that era was that no matter how sophisticated they made the system, employees would save time by writing their password on a piece of paper and taping it to the underside of the keyboard. It was
Survey finds Instant Messaging is the weakest link when it comes to corporate security and compliance MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Nov. 14, 2011 – Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced the worldwide availability of Symantec Instant Messaging Security. cloud (IMS.cloud) with support for Microsoft Lync. Symantec is one of the first SaaS vendor to support Microsoft Lync users, helping organizations that communicate using instant messaging platforms address their security and compliance issues. IMS.cloud scans messages and attachments for malware, blocks malicious URLs, protects organizations from data loss and logs messages for compliance purposes without the need for additional hardware and software.
THE NEED TO RECONSIDER SECURITY APPROACHES The convergence of numerous trends is causing organizations to reconsider their approach to security. While widespread email viruses and worms have decreased, attacks via the web are on the rise. This is because web browsers consolidate many applications ─ including those used for email, instant messaging, and ecommerce ─ making the browser an attractive launch pad for attacks. Web 2.0 and other complex web technologies also open the door to new two‐stage web attacks and social‐engineering exploits. 1. In fact, during the first quarter of 2009, Web 2.0 services and sites led with the
AT&T Announces New Cloud Capabilities Communications giant AT&T is launching new cloud capabilities, new mobile applications for the cloud and increases third-party development and industry activity, the company said in a press release. The communications holding will continue its partnership with other leading companies in the cloud such as IBM and Vmware, the company added. New features include an enhanced computing offer allowing customers to tie their cloud computing systems to AT&T’s network in an easier manner. The company’s enhanced storage offer includes features that help companies meet corporate governance and compliance requirements. The company also releases a new mobile