Mountain View, CA, United States
Mountain View, CA, United States

Symantec Corporation is an American technology company headquartered in Mountain View, California, United States. The company makes security, storage, backup and availability software and offers professional services to support its software. It is a Fortune 500 company and a member of the S&P 500 stock market index.Symantec is the most used certificate authority according to W3Techs.On October 9, 2014, Symantec declared that the company would separate into two independent publicly traded companies by the end of 2015. One company would focus on security while the other on information management.On January 28, 2015, the new name for the Information Management business is revealed to be Veritas, the same as it was before its acquisition. Wikipedia.

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A computer-implemented method for optimizing scans of pre-installed applications may include (1) identifying, on a client device, a plurality of applications that are subject to scan-based assessments, (2) determining that the plurality of applications were pre-installed on the client device via a system image for the client device, (3) generating a fingerprint that represents the system image, and (4) fulfilling the scan-based assessments for the plurality of applications by transmitting the fingerprint that represents the system image to an assessment server and receiving, in response, an assessment of the system image. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.


A computer-implemented method for identifying a source of a suspect event is described. In one embodiment, system events may be registered in a database. A suspicious event associated with a first process may be detected and the first process may be identified as being one of a plurality of potential puppet processes. The registered system events in the database may be queried to identify a second process, where the second process is detected as launching the first process.


A method of automating security provisioning is provided. The method includes receiving a request to start a virtual application and determining an owner of the virtual application. The method includes determining a workload based on the virtual application, the workload including an application and a virtual machine and assigning the workload to a security container or sub -container, among a plurality of security containers, based on the owner of the virtual application.


The disclosed computer-implemented method for detecting attempts to transmit sensitive information via data-distribution channels may include (1) identifying an attempt to transmit a file through a data-distribution channel, (2) comparing, using an image-matching technique, the file with at least one known sensitive file that is both stored in an image format and protected by a data-loss-prevention policy, (3) determining, based on the results of the image-matching technique, that the file violates the data-loss-prevention policy, and (4) performing a security action in response to determining that the file violates the data-lossprevention policy. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.


The disclosed computer-implemented method for handling fraudulent uses of brands may include (1) enabling a subscriber of a brand-protection service to select an action to perform when a fraudulent use of a brand is detected in Internet traffic that is transmitted via any of a plurality of Internet-traffic chokepoints that are managed by the brand-protection service, (2) monitoring, at each of the plurality of Internet-traffic chokepoints, Internet traffic for fraudulent uses of brands, (3) detecting, while monitoring the Internet traffic, the fraudulent use of the brand, and (4) performing the action in response to detecting the fraudulent use of the brand. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.


The disclosed computer-implemented method for updating possession factor credentials may include (1) detecting a request from a user of a service to designate a new object to be used by the service as a possession factor credential in place of a previously designated object, (2) prior to allowing the user to designate the new object, authenticating the user by proofing the identity of the user to verify that an alleged identity of the user is the actual identity of the user and verifying that the proofed identity of the user had possession of the previously designated object, and (3) in response to verifying that the proofed identity of the user had possession of the previously designated object, designating the new object as the possession factor credential. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.


A computer-implemented method for providing secure access to local network devices may include (1) identifying a local area network that provides Internet connectivity to at least one device within the local area network, (2) obtaining, from an identity assertion provider, (i) a shared secret for authenticating the identity of a guest user of the device and (ii) a permission for the guest user to access the device from outside the local area network, (3) storing the shared secret and the permission within the local area network, (4) receiving, via the Internet connectivity, a request by the guest user from outside the local area network to access the device, and (5) providing access to the device in response to validating the request based on the shared secret and the permission. Various other methods and systems are also disclosed.


A computer-implemented method for pre-installation detection of malware on mobile devices may include intercepting one or more communications of an application installation agent that installs applications on a mobile computing device. The method may further include identifying, based on the one or more intercepted communications, an application that has been at least partially downloaded by the application installation agent. The method may also include, in response to identifying the application, and before the application is installed on the mobile computing device, scanning the application for malware. The method may additionally include determining, based on the scan, that the application contains malware. The method may finally include performing a security action in response to determining that the application contains malware. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.


A method to identify machines infected by malware is provided. The method includes determining whether a universal resource locator in a network request is present in a first cache and determining whether a fully qualified domain name from the uniform resource locator is present in a second cache. The method includes evaluating a parent hostname as to suspiciousness. The method includes indicating the computing device has a likelihood of infection, responsive to one of: the universal resource locator being present in the first cache with a first indication of suspiciousness, the fully qualified domain name being present in the second cache with a second indication of suspiciousness, or the evaluating the parent hostname having a third indication of suspiciousness, wherein at least one method operation is performed by the processor. A system and computer readable media are provided.


A non-transitory computer readable storage medium, comprising executable instructions to collect network traffic data, produce a Fourier signature from the network traffic data, associate the Fourier signature with a known pattern, collect new network traffic data, produce a new Fourier signature from the new network traffic data, compare the new Fourier signature with the Fourier signature to selectively identify a match and associate the new network traffic data with the known pattern upon a match.

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