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Symantec Hits Record Earnings

First quarter number for the security solutions firm showed a record 26 percent increase in revenue.

Symantec, Veritas Shareholders Endorse Merger

The planned merger received the stamp of shareholder approval today in overwhelming fashion.

Symantec Records Excellent Profit

Good news from the first quarter for the Cupertino-based top seller of security software as earnings rise.

Symantec and Veritas Still Merging

Veritas execs including CEO Gary Bloom speak at VERITAS VISION 2005 in San Francisco.

Sober Returns In German and English

English and German variants of the Sober virus are once again tracking across the Internet.

Symantec Beta Will Blast Spyware

Symantec announced this week of the Norton Internet Security 2005 AntiSpyware Edition. This new product is the next logical step in Symantec’s overall computer security service. The beta version is currently available as a free download from Symantec’s website https://www-secure.symantec.com/public_beta/.

Symantec: Free of Spyware; Free of Charge

Johnny-come-lately Symantec has become the last of the well-known virus protection providers to release spyware and adware protection in one integrated package.

Symantec’s Hosted Mail Security

Symantec intends to reduce the burden faced by many IT organizations associated with increasing costs and difficulty maintaining on-site solutions, with its Symantec Hosted Mail Security.

Mobile Phone Virus Uses Bluetooth and MMS

There is a new mobile virus called Commwarrior that uses both Bluetooth and multimedia messaging services (MMS) to spread itself to other phones.

Symantec Awarded Anti-virus Patent

Internet security specialists, Symantec, yesterday received rights to a patent for a protective system that enables the detection of complex viruses, worms, and spyware.

Symantec Launches Mail Security Appliances

Promising an Enterprise-level email security tool that controls spam by stopping it at its source, Symantec has introduced their Mail Security 8100 and 8200 Series Appliances.

Bropia Worm Uses MSN Messenger

A mischievous worm has been making the rounds, with help, in part, from Microsoft’s instant messenger client. Called the Bropia worm, the virus uses MSN Messenger buddy lists to propagate itself.

Symantec’s Confusing Anti-Virus Alerts

My company notebook apparently has Symantec AntiVirus installed, ’cause it just popped up an odd dialog box.

Common Criteria Conference to Feature Symantec

Wesley Higaki, director of development and Symantec’s common criteria program, will participate on a panel discussion at the Fifth Annual International Common Criteria Conference (ICCC), hosted by the German Federal Office for Information Security.

Symantec Plans New Web-based Console for Mac Clients

Symantec today announced plans for a Web-based console to centrally administer Macintosh clients licensed for Symantec’s Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh 9.0.