The 2011 Threat Landscape
- Symantec blocked a total of over 5.5 billion malware attacks in 2011, an 81% increase over 2010.
- Web based attacks increased by 36% with over 4,500 new attacks each day.
- 403 million new variants of malware were created in 2011, a 41% increase of 2010.
- SPAM volumes dropped by 13% in 2011 over rates in 2010.
- 39% of malware attacks via email used a link to a web page.
- Mobile vulnerabilities continued to rise, with 315 discovered in 2011.
Our PDF file of the Main Report includes all the notable and important information on the 2011 threat landscape. The Main Report does not include the large appendices of supporting material. Click to download the report
Symantec’s 2011 Security Survey shows a marked increase in threats to both large and small businesses. Symantec highlights four key recommendations to help businesses prevent attacks.
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A number of recent Symantec Intelligence reports have discussed the evolution of cybercrime and how it is now driven primarily by financial motivations.
The development of attack kits conforms to this trend because there is significant profit to be made by the developers of the attack kits and by those who purchase these kits to mount their own attack campaigns.
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Get the latest update from Symantec on security approaches by Apple iOS and Google’s android. A hot topic in how to manage and secure the growth of mobile devices at work….
A Window into Mobile Device Security
Special report on the security approaches employed in Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android
With so many consumer mobile devices finding their way into companies, CIOs and CISOs are facing a trial by fire. Every day, more employees are using these mobile devices to access corporate services, view corporate data and conduct business.
Symantec recognised Maclean at a dinner in Auckland last night to celebrate its 2010 Partner of the Year awards.
They were selected on criteria including overall performance in revenue, deal registration, technical and marketing investments, customer service excellence and certification.
There were 3 awards up for grabs.
Pacific Distributor of the Year: Datastor
New Zealand Enterprise Value Partner of the Year: Gen-i
New Zealand SMB Value Partner of the Year: Maclean
Presenting the award to Datastor, Symantec’s SMB sales director Steve Martin told partners the distributor had grown its business with Symantec 65 percent year on year and had focused heavily on Symantec’s “right first time” metric for ordering processes. Symantec was earlier awarded Symantec’s Asia Pacific and Japan distributor award.
Martin also said Maclean was one of the vendor’s top five partners overall and was the largest of these with an SMB focus. “They have had significant success with new customers and new opportunities,” Martin said, adding Maclean had commited to joint marketing initiatives and had achieved more than 30 certifications.
Awarding Gen-i the Value Partner award for the 2010 financial year that finished in March, Martin said the award was based on certifications, specialisations and growth. “This partner has a number of baked in solutions as part of the go to market strategy,” he said.
Datastor, Maclean and Gen-i’s dedication and commitment to the Symantec security, storage and systems management portfolio helped solidify their category wins this year, says Symantec Pacific vice president and managing director Craig Scroggie.