AUSTIN, Texas, --January 4, 1999-- Tivoli Systems Inc., the world leader in IT management solutions, and Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in utility software for business and personal computing, today announced the bundling of the new Tivoli Manager for Norton 2000, IT Director Edition, with Symantec's Norton 2000. The combined products provide customers with a centralized management solution that helps proactively detect and resolve Year 2000 compliance issues throughout their network computing environments. The new product integrates Symantec's Norton 2000 Corporate Edition v1.01 with Tivoli IT Director, Tivoli's breakthrough management product for organizations with hundreds of users. Out-of-the-box, Norton 2000 can be integrated with Tivoli IT Director helping businesses detect Year 2000 vulnerabilities.
"Year 2000 compliance is the number one concern for small to medium businesses today," said Alexandre Machado, IT Manager, Banco Pactual, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. "Given limited resources and difficult time constraints, IT administrators find themselves racing against the clock to protect their IT assets, and ultimately their customers. Tivoli's Manager for Norton 2000 gives us the ability to detect, analyze and continually assess Year 2000 systems, applications and user data vulnerabilities, reducing the time and costs associated with preparing our business for the new millennium."
"Our goal is to provide customers the most effective Year 2000 compliance tool available," said Enrique Salem, vice president of Symantec's Security and Assistance Business Unit. "By partnering with Tivoli, we can offer small to medium businesses comprehensive solutions that combine Norton 2000's sophisticated analytical and detection capabilities with Tivoli IT Director's centralized management."
Year 2000 Resolution With the constant introduction of new data files, applications and desktop systems, small to medium size organizations demand Year 2000 analysis and resolution. With limited IT staff and budget, these companies require a solution that proactively detects and informs customers of potential problems. Tivoli Manager for Norton 2000 integrates Symantec Norton 2000 and Tivoli IT Director, enabling an end-to-end Year 2000 solution. The combined products resolve Year 2000 vulnerabilities using systems and network management to quickly deploy date processing fixes and patches created by customers specifically for "problem programs."
Symantec Norton 2000 Corporate Edition scans desktop assets for anomalies in important data files, system BIOS and real-time clocks. It also continually updates its application database with Symantec Live UpdateÖ and provides log files from multiple systems to Tivoli IT Director. Tivoli IT Director centralizes the Year 2000 detection process and helps automate correction. Based on a severity level reported by Symantec Norton 2000, Tivoli IT Director generates an automated event, proactively paging or emailing an administrator when a severity threshold is detected. Using Tivoli IT Director, the IT support team can be confident that their environment is being continuously monitored and that upgrades, patches and entirely new applications can be automatically applied to hundreds of affected desktops.
Channel partners providing Year 2000 services can use Tivoli Manager for Norton 2000, IT Director Edition, to reduce the time it takes to evaluate Year 2000 problems in businesses and provide a more efficient way to generate and implement a solution to reduce a customer's Year 2000 problems.
"Symantec's Norton 2000 is one of the most effective and easy-to-use Year 2000 solutions on the market," said Jan Cross, vice president Workgroup Business Solutions for Tivoli Systems Inc. "Our joint solution with Symantec helps small to medium businesses quickly assess, upgrade and maintain their Year 2000 compliance across hundreds of IT resources."
IT Director Designed from the ground up for companies with hundreds of employees, Tivoli IT Director provides IT administrators with comprehensive, integrated functions that allow organizations to manage applications, systems and networks from a single point of control. Based on Microsoft's Windows NT operating system, Tivoli IT Director is a member of the Designed for Microsoft BackOfficeO logo program. Tivoli IT Director integrates applications management, sophisticated automation and Internet-enabled management with an easy-to-use set of management functions, including software distribution, inventory management, monitoring, remote control and network management.
Pricing and Availability
Tivoli Manager for Norton 2000, IT Director Edition, will be included with Symantec Norton 2000 v1.01 Corporate Edition, as well as, through Tivoli's resellers network. Tivoli Manager for Norton 2000, IT Director Edition will be available worldwide in January 1999. Symantec Norton 2000 Corporate Edition v1.01 will be available in English, French, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Spanish and Italian. Tivoli IT Director is currently available through a worldwide network of more than 400 authorized resellers. For a complete listing of authorized resellers and distributors, which include Ingram Micro and TechData, please visit Tivoli's World Wide Web site at http://www.tivoli.com/products/smb.
Tivoli IT Director Management Server pricing begins at $8,995 and includes a license to manage 20 nodes. Tivoli IT Director is available in six languages including English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese.
Norton 2000 v1.01 Corporate Edition works with Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows NT 3.51 and higher. It requires 80486 or higher processor, 16 MV of RAM and 10 MB of available hard disk space. Tivoli IT Director operates on Windows NT 4.0 and requires a Pentium class 166 MHz or higher processor, 64 MB of RAM, 150 MB virtual memory and 75 MB of available hard disk space. It supports a variety of client platforms, including Windows 3.x, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, IBM OS/2 and Novell Netware.
Systems Tivoli Systems Inc. provides the industry's leading open, highly scalable and cross-platform management solutions that span networks, systems, applications and business-to-business e-commerce. Leading companies around the world use Tivoli 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, system 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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