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Symantec plans to integrate encryption products from the two companies into its data loss prevention suite and endpoint protection products.
Phil Zimmermann released PGP for free, but he's planning to charge about $20 a month for his new Silent Circle encryption service. It's unlikely to be applauded by encryption-wary law enforcement agencies.
Security giant Symantec is close to finalizing a deal to purchase VeriSign's authentication unit for $1.3 billion, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Some analysts say VeriSign's Secure Sockets Layer business is a nice fit for Symantec, but others question how smart it is for the security company to get into the commoditized SSL certificate market.
A look at market conditions tells you why it made sense for security widget maker SafeNet to buy Ingrian, and for Symantec to partner with GuardianEdge.
The TSA recently on all contractor laptops as two machines containing personal data of 3,930 truckers who handle hazardous material were l
IT security budgets remain tight. One major exception, however, is the willingness of companies to pay for full disk encryption for laptops.