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Symantec Endpoint Protection

By rkuhn ·
News that is a bit worrisome and flying under the radar a bit:

http://bit.ly/8KTfPl

As I understand it:

1) Symantec has had 12 days to fix it and hasn't.

2) Symantec went from multiple updates per day to a single update per day for 7 days (Jan 1-Jan 7).

I find this event worrisome. A single update per day for 7 days? I'm surprised malware writers weren't able to exploit this situation.

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Serves fools right for choosing Symantec for AV

by The 'G-Man.' In reply to Symantec Endpoint Protect ...

Delayed Y2K bug.

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Please Clarify

by rkuhn In reply to Serves fools right for ch ...

While Norton (the home version) has at times taken its fair share of criticism, Symantec (the enterprise version) I have found is a solid product.

And please, don't give me a line of crap about AVG and what not. This is a business and aside from free products not being free for a business, virtually none of them have the management functionality needed in a business environment.

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See Below

by The 'G-Man.' In reply to Please Clarify

Personally, I use McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator 4.5 with product options for all my AV (and other) needs.

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Your Explanation was Just So Informative

by rkuhn In reply to See Below

Ok, you use one product and I use another.

You referred to users of Symantec as fools without backing that up with any information.

Thanks for wasting my time reading your post. I was actually hoping to hear why you don't like Symantec but I guess that isn't about to happen.

How about this. I think users of McAfee are fools. LOL

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It is no great secret that Symantec

by The 'G-Man.' In reply to Your Explanation was Just ...

would have a problem with the 2010 date, hence the 'fool' part for using it come 2010.

McAfee has no such issues.

OK, I'm done here.

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Delayed Y2k bug

by Mohammad Oweis In reply to Symantec Endpoint Protect ...

Symantec has a problem with definitions dated as 1/1/2010 or grater for SEP.
The client will detect the definition as an outdated one, currently they are working for a solution for that.

But Symantec is not the only company has a problem with 2010 year, several company has reported the same problem with year 2010 as a delayed Y2K bug, like SAP and some ATM machines

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