Symantec News & Analysis
| Tuesday Nov 25, 2014
The financial crisis that started in 2008 changed many things. Financial companies closed down. CEOs lost their jobs. IT changed, too. Over the past few years data governance preservation has become a critical enterprise need. And Enterprise Information Archiving (EIA) is making a reappearance as a key technology to meet that need.
According to Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for EIA (registration required), technologies in this space are getting a second life as businesses turn to them to underpin enterprise strategies for compliance, information governance, e-discovery and the historical preservation of data.
EIA has been around for a long time -- Gartner estimates almost 20 years -- but with the economic crisis came increasingly complicated compliance requirements, resulting in enterprises searching for technology to help manage these complexities.
| Wednesday Jun 25, 2014
The e-discovery market has had a long time to mature — and it still has room to grow. Gartner predicts the market will grow from its current value of $1.8 billion to $3.1 billion by 2018.
The market is also in the midst of significant change. Enterprises are moving away from service providers for identification, preservation, collection and processing of data to in-house data management and discovery.
| Wednesday Jul 17, 2013
Cyber security are words that organizations need to become more familiar with. We may hear it in the news from time to time when there’s a hacking incident, but putting your information at risk doesn’t always manifest itself so publicly. Unless you’re fully informed on the security issues within your organization, chances are your information is already at risk.
| Thursday Jul 11, 2013
Earlier in the week we saw that the market for Secure Email Gateways (SEG) is a mature one with low digit growth expected annually over the coming years. We also saw that it is characterized by a move towards SaaS models with most vendors providing some kind of service offering. It is also dominated by five big vendors that have been in the market since the beginning.
| Wednesday Jul 10, 2013
If Gartner’s recently published Magic Quadrant for Secure Email Gateways is anything to go by, email security is still a major concern for many enterprises. As a result, the market grew by nearly 2% last year. Some vendors, however, are bucking the low-growth trend with Proofpoint and Symantec showing double digit growth as potential buyers look to SaaS deployments.
| Monday Jul 1, 2013
We have already seen that the current e-discovery market is characterized by consolidation and the emergence of a number of very large vendors. In spite of this, Garter’s Magic Quadrant for this space is still extremely competitive with 23 vendors overall, and nine in the Leader’s quadrant. The Leaders, we have also seen, can cover just about any aspect of information management from discovery to storage or retrieval.
| Thursday Jun 27, 2013
For anyone that had doubts about the volatility of the e-discovery market, Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for e-Discovery should put those doubts to bed. In the coming two years the number of firms claiming to offer e-discovery products or services will plunge by 25%, while the market will be characterized by consolidation, with the emergence of a handful of large vendors.
| Tuesday Jun 25, 2013
Mobile devices have truly grown up. Security firm Symantec has found what it believes is the first ransomeware threat that targets mobile devices.
| Tuesday Mar 19, 2013
We may as well admit it, cloud computing has been changing our lives for some time now. When was the last time you didn't save something to iCloud, Dropbox, Google Drive or Box? Most, if not all of your information lives somewhere in the ether. Hard drives may come and go, but thanks to the cloud, your life can go on, practically unscathed.
| Thursday Feb 21, 2013
Everyone has an opinion about Bring Your Own Device policies. Regardless of what you think about it, BYOD ranks high on IT’s lists of mobile concerns and has companies and vendors alike scrambling to accommodate the growing proliferation of mobile devices. Still, we’re so caught up in talking about BYOD, that we haven’t considered how to actually create a BYOD policy. Until now.
| Monday Feb 11, 2013
American companies can expect an online security breach about once every four years, but many organizations appear unprepared. That’s a key takeaway from a IDG's new report on Website security.
| Thursday Jan 10, 2013
Symantec’s 2011 Information Retention and eDiscovery survey found nearly half of respondents do not have an information retention plan in place. Thirty percent are only in the process of discussing how to do so, and 14% have no plan. A year later, according to the 2012 Information Retention and eDiscovery Survey, the percentage of organizations without a formal information retention plan dropped by half.
| Thursday Dec 13, 2012
There have been numerous reports over the years on how cloud computing has developed, how businesses are taking to it, and how it is being used in the home. However, little enough research has been done to assess what vendors think about it. A new report aims to remedy that.
| Thursday Nov 29, 2012
As we near the end of 2012, it seems like the perfect time to rehash one of the big themes that has pre-occupied enterprises over the past 12 months -- content security. Forrester's Wave Report takes it one step further -- taking an in-depth look at the area of security that enterprises really need to take note of.
| Monday Nov 19, 2012
When it comes to free apps for Android smartphones, it’s downloader beware. According to new information from security firm Symantec, as well as other reports, free apps for Google’s Android platform deliver far more than they indicate.