CUPERTINO, Calif. - Sept. 6, 2000- Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced SARC.com has been selected as one of the 100 Best Sites for Small Business by Entrepreneur Magazine. The Web site, which is an extension of the Symantec AntiVirus Research Center, received a perfect rating based solely on user input and was listed as a key site for small businesses to track the latest virus threats and virus hoaxes.
"We're pleased to be recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine as a valuable tool for businesses that want to protect themselves from existing and developing virus threats," said Vincent Weafer, Sr. Director of the Symantec AntiVirus Research Center. "The SARC Web site is a major source of information on security threats for businesses of all sizes."
Because of the large number of quality sites submitted this year, narrowing the list down to 100 sites was a challenge according to Entrepreneur Magazine. The publication creates its annual list of the Best 100 Web Sites by polling tech executives, entrepreneurs and Internet users for recommendations. It then evaluates sites and determines winners based on relevance to entrepreneurs, ease-of-use and responsiveness.
Symantec AntiVirus Research Center
SARC is the industry's largest dedicated team of virus experts. With offices located in the United States, Japan, Australia, and the Netherlands, the sun never sets on SARC. The center's mission is to provide swift, global responses to computer virus threats, proactively research and develop technologies that eliminate such threats, and educate the public on safe computing practices. As new computer viruses appear, SARC develops identification and detection for these viruses, and provides either a repair or delete operation, thus keeping users protected against the latest virus threats.
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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