Mail & Web Security – 2011 Projects

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I can't believe we're already one month in to the new year!  It has been a busy January for the Mail & Web Security business at Symantec, as we plan for a full slate of product releases in the coming months.  We have releases planned for all three of our Brightmail products, our web gateway solution, and our groupware products planned in 2011. We also have follow-on releases planned for our exciting new Next Generation Network Protection platform for service providers.

The threat landscape continues to evolve in dynamic and unexpected ways.  We saw a remarkable drop in spam levels right after Christmas when some major botnets stopped sending out spam for a few weeks.  The botnets did not go away, however, and we've seen spam bounce back in recent weeks.  Check out to see a clear illustration of this drop and recover, as well as a number of recent blog postings on threats.  Don't forget our monthly State of Spam & Phishing Report, which is posted to And don't forget our more general blog on the threat landscape from the Symantec Security Response team, posted here on Connect at

Stay tuned for some exciting announcements about our portfolio in the coming months.  If there any questions you would like us to tackle on this blog, please drop us a note in the comments below – we look forward to continuing the dialogue!

On behalf of the entire mail and web security product team at Symantec, I wanted to wish you all a very Happy New Year – we may be a bit late for the traditional New Year holiday, but we are just in time for the Chinese New Year – gong hay fat choy! 

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