Thursday, February 01, 2007

Symantec on YouTube?

You heard right. Symantec have signed themselves up to YouTube and started to post demonstrations of security vulnerability exploits in action. Well, at least it's more interesting than reading a long technical article (these usually put me to sleep and make me wonder why I even bother to read them) about it. Although looking at the video, you can't really tell what's going on. Apparently the exploit manifests itself when you see the screen flickering. Remember to squint!

Anyway, I just mentioned the fact above because it was a new way of doing things. I really wanted to make a point about Symantec's impending announcement about their new Identity initiative - something they're referring to as Security 2.0. Wonder what it's going to be.

It's also more evidence that they're trying to position themselves to compete against the likes of IBM, CA, BMC and the like, especially in light of their recent announcement to acquire Altiris for $830 million. They have a huge gaping hole in Identity and Access Management if that's what they're going for. Wonder who's next on their acquisition list.

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