Can MessageLabs improve Symantec Antivirus

I rescued an old comment from Akismet (the spam filter I’m using on the blog) because it asked a interesting question. How can Symantec’s acquisition of MessageLabs improve their desktop antivirus. My first reaction to this is that MessageLabs Antivirus can’t be duplicated at the desktop. They use multiple antivirus engines in addition to their …

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Symantec buys MessageLabs

Symantec buys MessageLabs the leader in email security. Press release is here. I was just talking to my old sales rep last week about ML on the market. It seemed to me that MessageLabs sold its ISP Star to make it easier to sell itself. There is some good things here. Both Symantec and MessageLabs …

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Symantec so done with Antigen

Regular readers of my blog know that one of my many duties at work is to administrate what was once known as IMLogic (now known as Symantec IM Manager). I’ve complained loudly and frequently here ever since Symantec bought IMLogic . This post is more of the same. ๐Ÿ˜‰ IMLogic would keep me up to …

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Upgrading Symantec IM Manager

I spent most of my Saturday upgrading Symantec (IMLogic) IMManager. We have two servers running that, one acts as a proxy for public IM traffic and the other looks at LCS traffic. Prior to implementing IMManager we had a track record that once a month a user would get their computer infected through IM and …

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Alex is having a temper tantrum

Alex over at Sunbelt Software blog is having a temper tantrum over what he terms the predatory pricing of Microsoft Onecare and Frontbridge. Image what he’d be saying if they were giving it away as they probably should be. I dont really follow this all that closely. I’m currently a user of Microsoft Antigen and …

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Symantec’s IMLogic Acquisition 5 months later

Its 5 months since Symantec bought IMLogic. When it first occurred I wrote an anguished cry predicting woe. Lets take inventory and see what has happened. IMlogic IMmanager 8 was released the last few days of April. Not bad for having originally been on the books for January before the Symantec purchase. Of course I …

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Kaspersky Update befowls Exchange with Sybari

This morning at 11:40 our Exchange 2003 server updated the kaspersky antivirus scan engine. That is part of Microsoft (Sybari) Antigen. A few minutes later I began receiving emails about a scantime timeout and when I checked I saw that no mail was being delivered anymore. After spending an hour on hold with Microsoft waiting …

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Using Sybari? Check your Scanallattachments setting

Sybari (or is that Microsoft) sent out a security bulleting relating to WMF viruses. They are calling it WMF/Exploit.b, Alias: Exploit-WMF trojan, Exploit.Win32.IMG-WMF.a, Troj/DownLdr-QB But most importantly, they warn: ****PLEASE NOTE**** For Windows platforms, users must set the “ScanAllAttachments” registry value to 1 for this filetype to be detected. Domino Users: For Domino, the following …

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