CUPERTINO, Calif. - July 18, 2000 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced that Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), one of the nation's largest publicly traded healthcare companies, has purchased 19,000 licenses of Norton Ghost.
Norton Ghost's industry-leading disk-cloning utilities allow Humana to efficiently standardize operating systems, applications and global workstations by developing an archive of duplicate alias images for Humana machines. In addition, Norton Ghost provides a security feature to safeguard the contents of the desktop systems during the reconfiguration process.
Humana is also using the enhanced GDISK component of Norton Ghost, which offers an extended cleaning and redistribution capability to support large capacity disks and provide secure disk wiping applications. Another valuable tool is the Ghost Walker utility, which assigns unique security identifiers (SIDs) on cloned Windows NT systems to ensure that networked machine function properly.
"The methods to deploy operating systems and software applications to a new machine has grown cumbersome and difficult to maintain," said John Stengel, Humana vice president of Information Technology and Technical Services. "Symantec's Norton Ghost offers both speed and consistent integrity of the archived information, making this a valuable resource to Humana."
"Symantec believes in supporting its enterprise customers with solutions to decrease costs and improve productivity," said Gail Hamilton, senior vice president, enterprise solutions at Symantec. "With Norton Ghost, Humana system administrators are able to simultaneously download image files to multiple stations, dramatically reducing expenditures on time and resources."
About Norton Ghost
Norton Ghost is the industry's premier tool for PC rollout, hardware migration, and disaster recovery. It leverages the proven cost-effective process of cloning a large number of PCs within a networked enterprise environment and extends those benefits even further by including remote management and post-cloning configuration capabilities. This process saves time for system administrators from handling repetitive tasks such as downloading image files to multiple workstations. In addition, Norton Ghost safeguards applications and settings during the reconfiguration process and provides a monitor system that ensures the networked machines function properly.
Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is one of the nation's largest publicly traded managed health care companies, with approximately 5.9 million medical members located primarily in 15 states and Puerto Rico. Humana offers coordinated health care coverage through a variety of plans -- health maintenance organizations, preferred provider organizations, point of service plans and administrative service products -- to employer groups, government-sponsored plans and individuals.
More information regarding Humana is available via the Internet at www.humana.com, including on-line copies of our annual report to shareholders, Form 10-K, Form 10-Qs, proxy statement, and recent presentations to investor groups.
Symantec is the world leader in providing solutions to help individuals and enterprises assure the security, availability, and integrity of their information. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has operations in more than 40 countries. More information is available at www.symantec.com.
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