Photos: The Symantec bunker

Photos: The Symantec bunker

Summary: ZDNet UK has taken a trip inside Symantec's nuclear bunker to get a peek at how it fights the menace of cybercrime

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  • The Symantec bunker was built by the UK government in the early 1990s to shelter key utilities workers in the event of a nuclear attack and was originally a reservoir. The entrance is set into a hill near Winchester.

    For our full feature on Symantec's bunker, click here

    For photos of one of the UK's other leading security firms at work, click here for our look inside Sophos' Pentagon.
  • The airlock door is monitored by a digital camera 24/7. CCTV cameras give a 360 degree view of the outside of the bunker, and have 30 days of digitally recorded back-up.

  • Blast doors lead into the bunker. They were designed to minimise the shock waves caused by a nuclear explosion. The air inside the bunker is pressurised to 1.5 ppsi greater than the external air pressure, the stop unfiltered air entering the bunker.

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Tom Espiner

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Tom is a technology reporter for ZDNet.com. He covers the security beat, writing about everything from hacking and cybercrime to threats and mitigation. He also focuses on open source and emerging technologies, all the while trying to cut through greenwash.

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  • So this is where my money goes, bloddy Americans always go over the top.

    And how come with all this their AV software is still crap?!!
    anonymous