From: David Perry (MKT-US)
Sent: Thursday, March 11, 2010 11:09:16 PM
Subject: ::NEWSBANK:: Symantec is closing SecurityFocus
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Goodbye (mostly), SecurityFocus
March 11, 2010
by Robert Lemos
Symantec made the announcement today that SecurityFocus will be essentially be phased out, with only Bugtraq and the vulnerability database accessible through the current site. Much of the content will move over to Symantec Connect, a site that acts as a portable between the company and the security community. Here is the announcement:
Beginning March 15, 2010 SecurityFocus will begin a transition of its content to Symantec Connect. As part of its continued commitment to the community, all of SecurityFocus’ mailing lists including Bugtraq and its Vulnerability Database will remain online at www.securityfocus.com There will not be any changes to any of the list charters or policies and the same teams who have moderated list traffic will continue to do so. The vulnerability database will continue to be updated and made available as it is currently. DeepSight and other security intelligence related offerings will remain unchanged while Infocus articles, whitepapers, and other SecurityFocus content will be available off of the main Symantec website in the coming months.
As a freelancer who acted as the news editor from April 2005 to May 2009, I enjoyed my time working for SecurityFocus. Symantec did a great job maintaining it as long as they did. In the coming days, I plan to post a selection of articles from the site as a tribute.