Symantec has announced an updated version of its antispam/antivirus gateway, as well as plans to link its systems management and data-loss-prevention products more closely.
DLP 9.0, the next version of the Symantec DLP endpoint will have Symantec's Altiris desktop-management agent embedded.
DLP 9.0 is expected to ship in the first quarter of 2009.
Symantec is also upgrading its BrightMail Gateway antispam/antivirus appliance with a spam-defence feature that reduces throughput so that spam gets backed up in the spammer's mail system.
BrightMail Gateway 8.0 also includes Adaptive Reputation Management, which uses the vendor's honeypots and global reputation-management system to watch for phishing attacks timed to coincide with specific events.