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Symantec Announces Comprehensive Strategy to Secure Enterprise Assets

Symantec Enterprise Security Enables Enterprise Customers To Proactively Manage Security Risk and Protect Business Performance

CUPERTINO, Calif. - June 21, 2000 - Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced Symantec Enterprise Security, a comprehensive and modular Internet security solution for enterprise computing environments. The solution allows a corporation to manage the complete security lifecycle of their computing environment from assessment and planning to implementation and monitoring.

Symantec Enterprise Security enables customers to build the best security solution for their organization by choosing from Symantec's best-of-breed, multi-platform Internet security products; manageability and administration tools; and world-class professional services and support. Symantec Enterprise Security also includes the Digital Immune System, Symantec's unique technology for automatic detection and cure of security threats.

"Security is at the top of the agenda in boardroom's around the world, and Symantec Enterprise Security is designed to provide organizations with the most comprehensive security solution," said Gail Hamilton, senior vice president Enterprise Solutions Division, Symantec Corporation. "Symantec remains dedicated to providing the technology and support corporations need to protect their reputation and credibility as they conduct business in today's Internet-enabled business environment.""

Multi-Tier, Multi Platform Enterprise Security Products
Symantec Enterprise Security includes best-of-breed products in three major security categories: intrusion prevention, virus protection and content filtering.

  • Symantec's intrusion prevention products provide a foundation for quickly and effectively combating security breaches with functionality such as network mapping, vulnerability scanning and desktop firewall protection.
  • Symantec's virus protection, built on the world class Norton AntiVirus technologies, delivers automatic, hands-free detection, analysis, and repair of viruses, malicious ActiveX controls, Java applets, and other dangerous fast-moving threats.
  • Symantec's content filtering products include e-mail content filtering and scanning and Internet content filtering. These products enable organizations to protect proprietary information, manage Internet usage, reduce liability exposure and improve employee productivity.

Together these solutions determine, monitor and enforce security levels and practices to secure critical business and e-commerce assets. Symantec Enterprise Security products currently support Windows NT, Solaris, and Windows 2000 platforms, ensuring that customers receive consistent and equal protection at all points of vulnerability. And, as a single vendor solution, Symantec's offering provides increased manageability and performance through integration, resulting in maximum system uptime and lowered costs.

Manageability and Administration Tools
Symantec System Center is the central management console that makes it easy to install and administer Symantec Enterprise Security anti-virus solutions enterprise-wide. It allows for remote operations and on-demand management, policy enforcement, and event management and reporting. Symantec's Ghost and pcAnywhere products give administrators tools they need to manage and support their systems efficiently.

Symantec's Digital Immune System
Like the human immune system, the Digital Immune System allows a computer network to instantly identify potentially harmful agents or abnormal conditions and take protective measures as needed to ensure its continued healthy operation. The Digital Immune System automates the submission of potential threats and automatically delivers cures to the problem machine or the entire enterprise. In conjunction with a sophisticated back-end infrastructure consisting of hardware resources and architectural design, the Digital Immune System ensures that enterprise customers are provided the highest levels of service availability.

Symantec Security Consulting Services, Premier Support And Partnerships Symantec Security Consulting Services works with customers to implement best practice security solutions within a networked environment. Symantec consultants focus exclusively on information security, and are backed by Symantec's entire support infrastructure. Symantec Security Consulting Services works with organizations to reduce misuse of IT assets, develop the skills of IT staff, and lower their total cost of ownership.

In addition, Symantec's global network of independent solution providers and network security specialists provide customers with the highest levels of technical expertise and invaluable security practices knowledge. Symantec security partners are offered in-depth training on Symantec products as well as comprehensive training on security best practices. Symantec partners are qualified in a wide range of security services -- from a simple health check of an organization's network for risks and vulnerabilities, to an in-depth network security assessment, security plan development, business impact analysis, as well as plan implementation and on-going security monitoring.

Symantec Enterprise Security Solutions are currently available in the U.S.

About Symantec
Symantec, a world leader in Internet security technology, provides a broad range of content security solutions to individuals and companies. The company is a leading provider of anti-virus protection, Internet content and e-mail filtering, and mobile code detection technologies to enterprise customers. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has worldwide operations in more than 24 countries.

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