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Symantec Launches Internet Threat Meter

Mar 01, 20061 min
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

Symantec on Tuesday launched its Internet Threat Meter, a free resource that provides consumers with updated information regarding the current risks associated with a number of online services like e-mail, instant messaging and file-sharing.

The threat meter culls information for its rankings and alerts from Symantec Security Response’s Global Intelligence Network, a group of intrusion experts, engineers and threat analysts, among others.  Security concerns are listed in rankings like “Low Risk: Use Basic Caution,” and “Medium Risk: Use Extra Caution.”

“The Symantec Internet Threat Meter provides computer users with an essential resource they can turn to daily for the latest information about online threats,” said Arthur Wong, vice president of Symantec Security Response and Managed Security Services.  “Just as prepared travelers check the weather forecast for their destination city, consumers who are online should also have a tool they can use to help them prepare for a safe and productive experience on the Internet.”

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Al Sacco was a journalist, blogger and editor who covers the fast-paced mobile beat for and IDG Enterprise, with a focus on wearable tech, smartphones and tablet PCs. Al managed writers and contributors, covered news, and shared insightful expert analysis of key industry happenings. He also wrote a wide variety of tutorials and how-tos to help readers get the most out of their gadgets, and regularly offered up recommendations on software for a number of mobile platforms. Al resides in Boston and is a passionate reader, traveler, beer lover, film buff and Red Sox fan.

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