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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2643

Home computers are more susceptible to viral attacks

By Quintus Perera – Asian Tribune

Colombo, 03 August, ( To explain as to how Symantec can help Enterprises in Sri Lanka to secure and manage information and was a combined effort by Symantec Corporation and CNT International Ltd., Colombo, who promotes the products in Sri Lanka. It was held at Trans Asia Hotel.

Symantec is a global leader in providing security, storage and systems management solutions to help businesses and consumers secure and manage heir information Headquarters in Cupertino, California. Symantec has operations in more than 40 countries.

Symantec has a number of Security Operations Centres and Security Response Labs around the world, providing 24 hours seven days a week information security expertise. Its primary manufacturing facility is located in Dublin, Ireland and has more than 2,00 support professionals and there are more than 17,500 employees all round the world, in 29 centers, providing support in 10 languages. Symantec has more than 40 patents in its global patent portfolio, addressing security, systems management, and storage needs for consumers, small businesses, and enterprises.

Visal Dhupar, Managing Director, Symantex Software Solutions Ltd, India, addressing the press conference said that 86 percent of the virus attacks were on home computers which they found out in a survey carried out during a period from July 2007 and December 2007, as home computer owners could be like pigeons because they make up their minds that their computers would not be attacked.

Symantec Solutions and products are distributed in Sri Lanka by CNT International Ltd in Colombo.

Dhupar said that the modern lifestyles have come to stay and though the people were used to live in the industrial age, now there is a shift to new paradigms and the people have to move as fast as possible to adapt to changes.

He said that under the industrial age there were different kinds of challenges that the people have been used to. People needed to be worried to face these challenges so that they could safeguard themselves against them and take advantage of the opportunities that existed with the coming of the Internet.

He said that the threats are changing at a very fast rate and they are critical when people keep abreast with these changes – for example – earlier these threats used to come from hackers, but today, threats come from the underworld or parallel economies.

While the people deal with underworld economies, things are done more for money. Hence, the systems need to be robust to ensure solutions for these threats whether they come from outside or inside. He said that therefore, Symantec is well aware of what is happening in the Internet and they are equipped with resources to provide solutions with right strengths and technology.

He said that Symantec is the world leader in securing and managing world information.

Symantec offers a range of solutions. Symantec's Norton Brand line of consumer products is a market leader in desktop protection for individual users, home offices and small businesses.

Security 20 is the Company's vision to protect people anytime and anywhere they go online. Internet Security Solutions help defend home and office users against viruses, worms and other security risks. PC Tune-up Solutions help users prevent and resolve computer problems. Norton System Works enhances PC performance with trusted utilities, system checkup and cleanup features.

The other protections available with Symantec are: Backup and Recovery Solutions, Remote Expert-Assisted Services, Endpoint Security and Management Solutions, Information Risk Management Solutions, It Governance, Risk and Compliance Solutions, Server and Storage Management Solutions, Data Protection Solutions, Storage Management Solutions and Server Management Solutions.

In addition to the above they also provide Consulting and Education Services. Further Enterprise Support Services are designed to meet the needs of companies small and large, local and global. Managed Security Services provide a comprehensive array of outsourced security management, monitoring and response services to help organizations solve security problems more cost effectively. Threat and Early Warning Systems provide customized and comprehensive alerts of impending cyber attacks worldwide - with countermeasures to prevent attacks before they occur - enabling companies to mitigate risk, manage threats and help ensure business continuity.

- Asian Tribune -

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