Symantec Corporation /sɪˈmænˌtɛk ˌkɔrpəˈreɪʃən/ 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.
Symantec | Date: 2014-06-10
A file system is disclosed that includes an application wide name space instantiated in a global index (Gindex) that is used for accessing objects related to an application. Summary workload statistics are monitored and calculated via a calibrated hierarchical service level agreement (SLA) in a method of operation that includes: establishing a tenant wide name space used for accessing objects of an application stored in physical file systems across one or more appliances, each defining a storage cluster, in association with a tenant logically spanning across the appliances; and monitoring a performance statistic for the application across the tenant.
Symantec | Date: 2014-11-24
A method and apparatus for identifying information as protected information using a structure is described. A DLP system, incorporating a structure analyzer, monitors outbound data transfers performed by the computing system for violations of a DLP policy. The DLP system analyzes a structure of information contained in an outbound data transfer against a protected structure defined in a DLP policy. The DLP system identifies the information as protected information to be protected by the DLP policy based on the analysis, and, when the information is identified as protected, the DLP system detects a violation of the DLP policy. The protected structure may be derived from document templates, document forms, or from a set of training documents.
Symantec | Date: 2015-06-11
A query is received from a client device regarding an object. The query includes an identifier of the object and a set of associated usage attributes describing a usage of the object on the client device. A set of usage facts associated with the identified object is identified. The set of usage facts describe typical usages of the object on a plurality of client devices. A determination is made whether the usage of the object on the client device is suspicious based on the set of usage facts associated with the object and the set of usage attributes included in the query. A report is provided to the client device based on the determination.
Symantec | Date: 2014-12-23
A computer-implemented method for providing increased scalability in deduplication storage systems may include (1) identifying a database that stores a plurality of reference objects, (2) determining that at least one size-related characteristic of the database has reached a predetermined threshold, (3) partitioning the database into a plurality of sub-databases capable of being updated independent of one another, (4) identifying a request to perform an update operation that updates one or more reference objects stored within at least one sub-database, and then (5) performing the update operation on less than all of the sub-databases to avoid processing costs associated with performing the update operation on all of the sub-databases. Various other systems, methods, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
Symantec | Date: 2014-01-24
A computer-implemented method for enabling community-tested security features for legacy applications may include: 1) identifying a plurality of client systems, 2) identifying a legacy application on a client system within the plurality of client systems, 3) identifying a security-feature-enablement rule for the legacy application, 4) enabling at least one security feature for the legacy application by executing the security-feature-enablement rule, 5) determining the impact of the security-feature-enablement rule on the health of the legacy application, and then 6) relaying the impact of the security-feature-enablement rule on the health of the legacy application to a server. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.