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MessageLabs, now part of Symantec

MessageLabs, now part of Symantec, provides a range of managed services to protect, control, encrypt and archive electronic communications. Listed as a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant and many other analyst reports, and with more than 19,000 clients ranging from small business to the Fortune 500 located in more than 86 countries, MessageLabs services are widely recognized as a market leader in the messaging and web security market.

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Latest Content From MessageLabs, now part of Symantec

Whitepaper: Delivering Quality of Storage Service

by MessageLabs, now part of SymantecJan 01, 2008

This paper discusses the concept of differential Quality of Storage Service (QoSS), the ability to automatically match the performance, availability and cost properties of virtual storage devices with the business value of files in a file system, and to transparently relocate files to the most appropriate storage devices as their business value changes over time. The Veritas File System’s support for multi-volume file systems along with mechanisms for allocating user data and metadata on specific volumes makes it possible for an administrator to provide differential QoSS for newly created files by defining policies.


Whitepaper: Familiarize Yourself With the Many Objectives of Spyware

by MessageLabs, now part of SymantecJan 01, 2008

Introduced into the computers without anyone’s knowledge, they slow down operations, display unwanted adverts or spy on the surfing habits: spyware have lately become almost as much of a threat as viruses. They come in many guises and are sometimes teamed up with Trojan horses or techniques for identity theft. Whether they are used for commercial purposes or for more sinister reasons, spyware have recently become almost as much of a nuisance as viruses. This paper gives explanations of the different forms of spy software.


Whitepaper: Information Security in an Increasingly Collaborative World

by MessageLabs, now part of SymantecJan 01, 2008

This paper published by Symantec states that a new business model is emerging that is also introducing new threats and security requirements for chief information officers and chief information security officers in a wide spectrum of industries. In this new model, businesses collaborate over the Internet with employees, customers, suppliers, and other business partners in a way that essentially breaks down all the old boundaries.


Whitepaper: Disk-Based Data Protection

by MessageLabs, now part of SymantecJan 01, 2008

The ongoing and explosive growth of data volumes inside today’s enterprises has placed unprecedented strains on IT organizations. Their challenge, needless to say, is to provide necessary data protection in the face of ever-shrinking backup windows. Too often, however, IT organizations have neither the people nor the hardware to manage all that data. The ongoing and explosive growth of data volumes inside today’s enterprises has placed unprecedented strains on IT organizations. Their challenge, needless to say, is to provide necessary data protection in the face of ever-shrinking backup windows.


Whitepaper: Protect Your Windows Systems

by MessageLabs, now part of SymantecJan 01, 2008

For most midsize organizations, Windows plays a major role in keeping their business running and their employees productive. But these organizations often fail to appreciate the vulnerabilities in Windows-based systems that place them at risk. This paper explores these and other challenges that Windows-centric IT shops encounter today. It then shows why midsize organizations, which typically do not enjoy the level of IT resources of large enterprise operations, must act now to ensure the security and availability of their data, systems, and applications


Whitepaper: Data Protection and System Recovery

by MessageLabs, now part of SymantecJan 01, 2008

Nothing tests an enterprise quite as thoroughly as a full-blown IT disaster. Cut off from its vital information, a company faces a dire situation almost immediately. After all, everything about a company - its product development, sales, relationship management, marketing, competitive analysis, investor relations, finance, and human resources - is managed through that information. By deploying both best-of-breed data protection and best-of-breed system recovery solutions, enterprises are in a better position to keep their business up, running, and growing, no matter what happens.


Whitepaper: Secure System Retirement

by MessageLabs, now part of SymantecJan 01, 2008

This paper published by Symantec looks at best practice strategies for reducing the risk and liabilities associated with PC retirement and data disposal. Maintaining a highly secure IT environment and protecting a company’s digital assets mean that the system retirement process cannot be overlooked or handled carelessly. Increasingly, enterprise IT departments realize that they must look for certified and tested solutions that completely wipe all data from the hardware device.


Whitepaper: The Evolution of Malicious IRC Bots

by MessageLabs, now part of SymantecJan 01, 2008

New variants are emerging at the rate of almost 1000 a month making IRC bots the most prevalent Win32 threat in the wild. Their modular design and open source nature has allowed them to thrive, outwitting many signature based antivirus products simply due to the vast numbers of variants being produced. This white paper examines the core features of popular IRC bots and tracks their evolution from a single code base. This analysis demonstrates how many of the common IRC bots such as Agobot, Randex, Spybot and Phatbot share common source code.


Whitepaper: Exploring Spyware and Adware Risk Assessment

by MessageLabs, now part of SymantecJan 01, 2008

Security risks such as spyware and adware have the potential to enable the compromise of personal information, and privacy. These programs have a wide range of functionality and are increasing in prevalence globally. Some of the programs perform what can be perceived as overtly malicious activity, such as logging keystrokes and exporting sensitive data, such as bank account numbers, credit card details, and passwords/PINS, without consent. Yet other programs may perform activities that appear innocuous, such as keeping track of Web sites visited to deliver advertising content, with little impact other than consumption of system resources.


Whitepaper: Symantec’s Antispyware Approach and Solutions: Empowering Organizations to Regain Control of Their Systems and Networks

by MessageLabs, now part of SymantecJan 01, 2008

This symantec paper describes the cyber security landscape has changed considerably over past few years. Since 2003, while traditional malware threats such as Blaster and Welchia have continued to plague networks and systems of enterprises around world, new types of security risks such as spyware and adware have also emerged as significant IT issues. The impact of spyware and adware leads to decreased productivity, increased helpdesk calls, loss of privacy, and potential legal liability. This paper presents Symantec’s Antispyware approach, which empowers users and organizations to regain control of their systems, and offers unique foundation for Symantec’s Antispyware solutions.