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  • Nov 19- Cloud security software maker CipherCloud said it raised $50 million financing from Transamerica Ventures, Delta Partners, and existing investors Andreessen Horowitz and T-Ventures. The company's products enable users to secure data by encryption across multiple cloud applications such as Salesforce.com Inc, Google Inc's Gmail and Microsoft...

  • Nov 12- Google Inc said its DoubleClick online advertisement service was back up after suffering an outage on Wednesday. "Our team has worked quickly to fix the software bug and DFP is now back up and running, so our publisher partners can return to funding their content," a Google spokeswoman wrote in an email to Reuters. Gannett Co Inc, publisher of USA Today, tweeted: "...

  • Nov 5- Cyber security software maker Palo Alto Networks Inc said it discovered a new family of malware affecting Apple Inc's OS X desktop and iOS mobile operating systems. The new family of malware, dubbed WireLurker, "marks a new era in malware across Apple's mobile and desktop platforms," the company said in a statement. Apple was not immediately available for...

  • Nov 5- Symantec Corp, best known for its Norton antivirus software, reported a better-than-expected profit, helped by higher demand for its cyber security products. The company's net income rose to $244 million, or 35 cents per share, in the second quarter ended Oct. 3, from $241 million, or 34 cents per share, a year earlier. Symantec, whose security products usually...

  • Security software maker Fortinet's results beat estimates Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 4:50 PM ET

    Oct 22- Security software maker Fortinet Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue as businesses spent more to protect their networks and data. Fortinet's net income fell to $41.1 million, or 2 cents per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, from $11 million, or 7 cents per share, a year earlier as it spent more on marketing and research...

  • BOSTON, Oct 14- Three Google Inc researchers have uncovered a security bug in widely used web encryption technology that they say could allow hackers to take over accounts for email, banking and other services in what they have dubbed a "Poodle" attack. "If Shellshock and Heartbleed were Threat Level 10, then Poodle is more like a 5 or a 6," said Tal Klein, vice...

  • Oct 14- Mozilla said it will disable Secure Sockets Layer encryption in the latest version of its Firefox web browser that will be released on Nov. 25 after a security bug called "Poodle" was discovered in a web encryption technology. "By exploiting this vulnerability, an attacker can gain access to things like passwords and cookies, enabling him to access a user's...

  • BOSTON, Oct 14- Three Google Inc researchers have uncovered a security bug in widely used web encryption technology that they say could allow hackers to steal data in what they have dubbed a "Poodle" attack. It requires the attacker to have a privileged position in the network, "said Ivan Ristic, director of application security research with Qualys and an expert in...

  • Oct 9- Norton antivirus software maker Symantec Corp will split into two publicly traded companies, one focused on security and the other storage and backup, potentially making itself more attractive to suitors. The move by Symantec, which has fired two CEOs since 2012 as its stock and financial performance lagged many other software makers, follows a trend of...

  • Oct 9- Norton antivirus maker Symantec Corp will split into two publicly traded companies, one selling security software and the other providing data management, potentially making itself more attractive to suitors. Symantec's revenue growth has lagged the rest of the security software market in recent quarters, with slowing PC sales hurting demand for the...

  • Oct 9- Norton antivirus maker Symantec Corp will split into two publicly traded companies, one selling security software and the other providing data management, potentially making itself more attractive to suitors. "Separating Symantec into two independent publicly traded companies will provide each business the flexibility and focus to drive growth...

  • Oct 9- Symantec Corp, known for its Norton antivirus software, said it will split into two publicly traded entities- one that sells security programs and another that does information management. "It has become clear that winning in both security and information management requires distinct strategies, focused investments and go-to market innovation," Chief...

  • Symantec plans to split into two companies Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 4:01 PM ET
    A fountain operates outside the headquarters building of Symantec Corp. in Mountain View, California

    Symantec announced plans to split itself into two publicly traded companies as it explores new strategies to spur growth.

  • Symantec exploring breakup of company: Report Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 8:07 AM ET
    Steve Bennett of Symantec, October 30, 2013.

    Symantec is in advanced talks to split its business in two—one that sells security programs and one that does data storage, Bloomberg reported.

  • Oct 7- Security software maker Symantec Corp is in advanced talks to split its business into two entities- one that sells security programs and another that does data storage, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter. "The company does not comment on rumors," Symantec spokeswoman Kristen Batch told Reuters in an email. A breakup may position...

  • Symantec exploring breakup of company - Bloomberg Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 11:12 PM ET

    Oct 7- Security software maker Symantec Corp is in advanced talks to split its business into two entities- one that sells security programs and another that does data storage, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter. Reuters reported in April that Symantec was in the process of hiring banks to help advise on strategy and defend against...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 30- Microsoft Corp announced its' Windows 10' operating system on Tuesday, skipping a number, to replace the largely unpopular Windows 8 from two years ago.

  • Sept 8- Security software maker Palo Alto Networks Inc forecast current quarter profit and revenue above analysts' average estimate as businesses look to secure their data and networks from hackers. Palo Alto Networks, whose shares were up 4.2 percent in extended trading, also reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue.

  • Palo Alto Networks revenue rises 59 pct Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 4:16 PM ET

    Sept 8- Security software maker Palo Alto Networks Inc's quarterly revenue jumped 59 percent to $178.2 million as businesses look to secure their data and networks against breaches. Net loss widened to $32.1 million, or 41 cents per share, for the quarter ended July 31 from $15.8 million, or 22 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 24- China could have a new homegrown operating system by October to take on imported rivals such as Microsoft Corp, Google Inc and Apple Inc, Xinhua news agency said on Sunday. China is now looking to help its domestic industry catch up with imported systems such as Microsoft's Windows and Google's mobile operating system Android.