CUPERTINO, Calif. - Oct. 12, 1998 -Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in utility software for business and personal computing, today announced it will offer Tivoli-Ready versions of Norton AntiVirus, optimized for customers of Tivoli Enterprise software and Tivoli IT Director this quarter.
Certified at the Premiere level by the Tivoli Partner Association, Norton AntiVirus has met Tivoli's stringent requirements for carrying the Tivoli-Ready logo. Premiere-level integration with Tivoli's leading systems management products will allow Norton AntiVirus customers to instantly take advantage of Tivoli's management capabilities to centrally manage the distribution, configuration, updating and event functions of the software in an established Tivoli environment.
"By integrating Norton AntiVirus with both Tivoli Enterprise and Tivoli IT Director, Symantec is providing Tivoli customers with one of the industry's leading anti-virus software solutions for their individual computing environments," said Alan Bird, director of the Tivoli Partner Association. "By partnering with software vendors like Symantec, Tivoli offers customers the choice to select best-of-breed solutions while also reducing their total cost of ownership."
Through the Tivoli framework, customers will be able to automate the functions needed to manage Norton AntiVirus within Tivoli Enterprise or Tivoli IT Director environments. Tivoli customers will be able to automatically distribute, install and update Norton AntiVirus from one central location. In addition, the software will allow the automatic distribution of virus definition updates to supported Norton AntiVirus clients and servers across the network. It will also monitor the state of anti-virus protection on the network and notify the administrator of systems that have outdated virus definitions or are not running AutoProtect. Finally, the Norton AntiVirus Tivoli-Ready modules will allow administrators to configure automatic actions to trigger specific events.
"It is very important for Symantec to provide comprehensive anti-virus solutions to our customers that will work in the specific management environments they have invested in," said Enrique Salem, vice president of Symantec's Security and Assistance Business Unit. "With the partnership between Symantec and Tivoli Systems, customers at all levels - from the small- and medium-sized business to the largest enterprise customers - can take advantage of Norton AntiVirus the industry-leading Tivoli infrastructure they already have in place."
Premiere-level products integrate with Tivoli products such as software distribution, task management, inventory management and network management. Partners with Premiere-level products develop applications that use Tivoli solutions, while remaining focused on their respective areas of expertise.
Tivoli's partnership program, the Tivoli's Partner Association, is the solution to the network management problem of integrating multiple products from various vendors in heterogeneous networking environments. By working collectively, Tivoli and Tivoli Partners are breaking down the complex barriers that have prevented complete enterprise management in the past.
The Norton AntiVirus product line includes a multi-tier strategy that integrates a powerful anti-virus solution at desktops, servers, groupware servers, Internet e-mail gateways and firewalls to provide users with the most comprehensive virus detection and repair. The products provide users the security of knowing they have the most complete protection available, whether downloading files from the Internet, opening e-mail attachments or accessing floppy disks.
Pricing and Availability
Tivoli Ready components of Norton AntiVirus will be available at no extra charge in the fourth quarter of 1998. Current Symantec customers with a Norton AntiVirus Solution license will be able to download the Tivoli-Ready Norton AntiVirus modules from the Symantec Web site at www.symantec.com. The integration features will also be available on Symantec's Norton AntiVirus Solutions CD.
About Tivoli Systems
Tivoli Systems Inc. provides the industry's leading open, highly scalable and cross-platform management solutions which span networks, systems, applications and business-to-business e-commerce. Leading companies around the world use Tivoli Management software and compatible third-party products to reduce the cost and complexity of managing networks, systems, databases and applications. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Tivoli is an IBM Company. Tivoli distributes its products worldwide through a network of global sales offices, systems integrators, resellers and IBM sales channels. For more information, visit Tivoli's World Wide Web site at http://www.tivoli.com.
Symantec is the world leader in utility software for business and personal computing. Symantec products and solutions help make users productive and keep their computers safe and reliable anywhere and anytime. Symantec offers a broad range of solutions and is acclaimed as a leader in both customer satisfaction and product brand recognition. Symantec is traded on Nasdaq under the symbol SYMC. More information on the company and its products can be obtained at www.symantec.com.
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