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

TOPICS: Security

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  • Symantec collects information from their customers' intrustion prevention and detections systems and their firewalls. This data is analysed, and customers are told if they are under attack.

    Malicious code can be dealt with in the bunker, or it can be escalated to Symantec's security response centre in Dublin. Symantec's global infrastructure is in constant communication, and includes labs in Calgary, Dublin and Auckland.

  • Symantec filters 1.5 billion lines of potentially malicious code per day, and collates information from email honeypots as well as customer desktops and servers.

  • All workers must sign in and out at this terminal when entering and leaving the bunker. All visitors must be announced at least 24 hours beforehand, and this extends to Symantec employees without the necessary security clearance.

Topic: Security

Tom Espiner

About Tom Espiner

Tom is a technology reporter for 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?!!