CUPERTINO, Calif. - Jan. 9, 2001 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced that Ghost 6.5 Enterprise Edition has earned both Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Logo Certification and Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Logo Certification. Ghost 6.5, released in September 2000, is a comprehensive PC management tool that provides administrators with a flexible solution for operating system deployment, software and hardware distribution and disaster recovery.
"Symantec Ghost 6.5 Enterprise provides IT administrators with a highly reliable, time-saving management tool for deployment of operating systems and application updates," said Joe Wang, vice president, Symantec Enterprise Administration. "The rigorous testing required for Logo Certification provides third-party validation for IT administrators who choose Ghost 6.5 for its ease-of-use and its cost-saving potential."
To earn certification, Symantec Ghost 6.5 met a comprehensive set of test criteria implemented by VeriTest, the authorized worldwide laboratory for testing both desktop and server applications for the "Certified for Windows" logo from Microsoft. A summary of the criteria is available at www.microsoft.com.
"At VeriTest, we are committed to vigorous and thorough testing, so that customers can be sure certified applications are reliable, manageable, secure and take full advantage of Windows 2000 technology," said Jim Bampos, Sr. Vice President, VeriTest Services at Lionbridge Technologies. "Ghost 6.5 passed through our Certification for Windows program with flying colors."
Improved Management Tool For Administrators Symantec Ghost 6.5 includes several key features designed to give administrators the most complete information available regarding their enterprise environments:
Availability Symantec Ghost 6.5 Enterprise Edition is now available worldwide. For more information about purchasing Symantec Ghost 6.5, call 1-800-745-6054 or to down load a trial version of the product visit .
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