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With apologies to rock icons The Who – and I suppose the CSI TV franchise as well – this is one of the biggest challenges many companies face.  If you think about it, I’m sure that you see this all the time too. Whether it’s an elevator pitch at a networking event that leaves you wondering what it is that this person does or a disjointed marketing effort that just doesn’t hit the right chords – a lot of people out there have a messaging problem. When working with a client, one of the very first places we start is to take a look at their messaging — It’s critical that their messaging is consistent.  When done right, everyone in the company should be singing from the same hymnal on who the company is, what they do, and most importantly how their clients/customers benefit from using them (more on that last one in a moment).  To address these pieces, we create one plac... (more)

Fuelled by Local Competitors, the European In-the-Cloud Managed Security Services Market Takes Off

LONDON, October 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Currently, the vast majority of revenues of the nascent EMEA in the cloud managed security services (MSS) market derive from offering clean pipe services to end users. These MSS providers (MSSPs) typically control a wide variety of security solutions for malware and threat prevention, virus scanning, and/or URL filtering. Increasingly, however, they are providing other security services such as e-mail archiving, anti-denial of service attacks and intrusion prevention systems to protect corporate networks in an ever-changing, threat landscape. These trends are poised to dramatically transform the MSS market over the coming years. Frost & Sullivan (http://www.internetsecurity.frost.com/) finds that the EMEA In the Cloud Managed Security Services Market earned revenues of $81.7 million in 2005 and estimates this to reach $603.7 million ... (more)

SecureWorks, Inc. Wins SC Magazine's Reader Trust Award for Best Managed Security Service for Four Years Running

ATLANTA, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- SecureWorks(R), one of the market's leading Security as a Service providers, was recognized this week with the 2009 Reader Trust Award for "Best Managed Security Service" for the fourth year in a row. The announcement was made at the exclusive, SC Magazine Awards Gala, held in conjunction with the annual RSA Conference. This year, SecureWorks' Managed Security Services competed against those from MessageLabs (now part of Symantec), MX Logic, Symantec Corporation and Websense to win the "Best Managed Security Service" award. SC Magazine readers representing IT's most knowledgeable security professionals selected SecureWorks' Managed Security Services from among the industries' finest solutions. "We are humbled by SC Magazine's recognition as the 2009 Reader Trust Award recipient for 'Best Managed Security Service'," said Mike Cote, c... (more)

Virtualization Conference & Expo 2009 West: Call for Papers Closing

Now held three times a year, in New York, Prague, and Silicon Valley, the organizing principle of each International Virtualization Conference & Expo remains the same: our aim is to ensure, through an intense and carefully chosen program of technical and strategic breakout sessions, that attending delegates leave each Conference with abundant resources, ideas and examples they can apply immediately to leveraging Virtualization, helping them to maximize performance, minimize cost and improve the efficiency and flexibility of their Enterprise IT endeavors. The Call for Papers for the 7th International Virtualization Conference & Expo, which will be held in Santa Clara, CA, on November 2- 4, 2009, is currently still open. The submissions URL is here, and the deadline for submissions is June 30, 2009. Topics welcomed include every aspect of virtualization. For example: ... (more)

Fuelled by Local Competitors, the European In-the-Cloud Managed Security Services Market Takes Off

LONDON, October 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Currently, the vast majority of revenues of the nascent EMEA in the cloud managed security services (MSS) market derive from offering clean pipe services to end users. These MSS providers (MSSPs) typically control a wide variety of security solutions for malware and threat prevention, virus scanning, and/or URL filtering. Increasingly, however, they are providing other security services such as e-mail archiving, anti-denial of service attacks and intrusion prevention systems to protect corporate networks in an ever-changing, threat landscape. These trends are poised to dramatically transform the MSS market over the coming years. Frost & Sullivan (http://www.internetsecurity.frost.com) finds that the EMEA In the Cloud Managed Security Services Market earned revenues of US$81.7 million in 2005 and estimates this to reach US$603.7 milli... (more)

Top 20 Cyber Security Companies 2014

LONDON, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  - M&A, Competitor Positioning & New Market Opportunities  The global cyber security market is highly competitive and substantially fragmented. The 20 leading companies in the market are primarily US based IT and defence companies, with the rise of defence contractors one of the key recent developments in the market's competitive landscape. Leading US defence contractors have emerged as a powerful group in the market, primarily as a result of their expertise in the wider defence and security sectors. Other crucial trends shaping the competitive landscape of the market include: the ever-increasing proliferation of cyber attacks and threats; the development of new technologies and emergence of new companies. This new report from visiongain analyses these key market dynamics to reach fresh conclusions on the competitive landscape o... (more)

Symantec Makes Aggressive $695m Bet on Cloud Computing

Symantec is buying MessageLabs, the privately held online messaging and messaging security house, for about $695 million in cash, a mix of pounds and dollars, to advance its position in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). Symantec intends to pair MessageLabs with its own fledgling SaaS platform, the Symantec Protection Network, with its Online Backup, Online Storage for Backup Exec and Online Remote Access, to create a new SaaS product group that accelerates Symantec’s development of SaaS solutions and hybrid offerings. It calls SaaS “one of the most impactful trends in software” and quotes IDC’s current SaaS market estimate of $16.98 billion by 2012, a 24.4% CAGR. Symantec pointed out that its intended acquisition did $145 million in revenue in the year ended July 31 and was up by more than 20% year-over-year. It described MessageLabs is the number-one provider of online messagi... (more)

Symantec Announces January 2010 MessageLabs Intelligence Report

Click Here for Email Archiving: A Business-Critical Application Email archiving protects email 24X7 with enterprise-level backup and support. Data is secured at multiple sites and restoring archived email happens quickly and does not require IT professionals. Symantec on Tuesday announced the publication of its January 2010 MessageLabs Intelligence Report. Analysis reveals spammers have launched new campaigns related to 2010 events to sustain the high levels of spam experienced toward the end of 2009. At the start of 2010, MessageLabs Intelligence saw the typical special New Year offers for pharmaceuticals, fashion accessories and watches, weight loss products, loans and jobs. At its peak, spam related to the New Year accounted for 7.7 percent of all spam on a single day and more than 50 percent of New Year related spam was sent by the Grum and Cutwail botnets combin... (more)

BrandProtect Offers Ten Tips to Avoid Being Targeted by Email Scams

TORONTO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 06/04/07 -- Phishers continue to find ways to circumvent anti-phishing technology as approximately 1.07 percent of all emails contain some form of phishing attack or scam, according to a study issued in January 2007 by MessageLabs. These messages can occur in the form of 'spoof' emails that lead consumers to counterfeit Web sites designed to trick them into divulging financial data such as credit card numbers or other sensitive account information, or even chain emails sent illegitimately from a user's email to those on their address list. To help protect email account holders from being targeted by these types of email scams, BrandProtect, the industry leader in online brand protection, today announced the top ten ways to avoid having an email account compromised. "With the growing complexity of online fraud and brand abuse on the Interne... (more)

Endpoint Virtualization Symantec to Present at SYS-CON's Virtualization Conference

Ken Berryman, Vice President of Endpoint Virtualization Symantec, will be presenting at SYS-CON's 5th International Virtualization Conference & Expo in New York City this coming March 30-April 1, 2009. His presentation, Leveraging Endpoint Virtualization, will be presented on the Server Virtualization & Beyond track. Application virtualization technology is changing the way software is managed, delivered, and consumed at the endpoint. Indeed, bringing virtualization to the endpoint offers IT a natural migration path toward a more fluid computing environment-one that effectively balances the often conflicting trade-offs between security and flexibility. Attendees will gain perspective on how virtualization can improve management, increase security, and deliver greater performance and flexibility. Review how separation of user data from applications can give IT great... (more)

SecureWorks Wins SC Magazine's Readers' Trust Award for Best Managed Security Service for Three Years Running

ATLANTA, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- SecureWorks, one of the market's leading Security as a Service providers, was recognized this week with the 2008 Readers' Trust Award for "Best Managed Security Service" for the third year in a row. The announcement was made at the exclusive, SC Magazine Awards Gala, held in conjunction with the annual RSA Conference. This year, SecureWorks' Managed Security Service competed against those from MessageLabs, MX Logic, Solutionary and Symantec to win the "Best Managed Security Service" award. SC Magazine readers representing IT's most knowledgeable security professionals selected SecureWorks' Managed Security Services from among the industries' finest solutions. "It is our clients who have made this award possible," said Mike Cote, chairman and CEO of SecureWorks. "It is the trust and confidence our clients have in our security servic... (more)