CUPERTINO AND MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – May 7, 2001– Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) and Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) today announced their co-branded firewall appliance, VelociRaptor, has been named Product of the Year in the firewall category by CMP Media Inc.'s Network Magazine. Winning products were chosen by the magazine’s editors based on the broad appeal of the product to the publication’s reader base; competitive enhancements that the product offers; price/performance advantages; technical ingenuity; new features and applications; and serviceability to the market.
"We are thrilled with Network Magazine's recognition of our VelociRaptor firewall appliance," said Gail Hamilton, executive vice president, product delivery and response at Symantec. "This award validates the need for small to medium sized businesses and remote offices to have an enterprise class firewall appliance solution that simply plugs in and runs, without requiring a security expert dedicated to install, configure and maintain it."
"The VelociRaptor firewall appliance was developed to simplify the complexities of installing complicated firewall software," said Stephen DeWitt, vice president and general manager of the server appliance business unit at Sun Microsystems, Inc. "Being named Product of the Year by Network Magazine proves that the Sun Cobalt server appliance platform allows developers to easily 'appliantize' their applications, creating complete, easy to use, affordable, plug and go solutions."
All Product of the Year award winners will be featured in the May issue of Network Magazine (http://www.networkmagazine.com), which is circulated to 200,000 network professionals. Special awards recognizing this year’s winners will be presented during Networld + Interop Spring 2001 at a reception at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas on Wednesday, May 9.
"The Product of the Year Awards provide network and security administrators with key product information and technology trends they need to grow their business and organizations. Our editors research the intersection of the enterprise and the new public network to determine products and categories that matter most to readers," said Network Magazine’s editor-in-chief Steve Steinke. "The chosen solutions have shown significant competitive advantage, innovation, and excellent performance."
VelociRaptor, a key part of Symantec Enterprise Security, is a firewall appliance that provides enterprise-class security software pre-loaded and fully integrated on a hardware appliance box. The VelociRaptor firewall appliance offers fully pre-configured Plug & Protect solutions with quick-and-easy wizards that guide users through a simple installation process to secure their business in just 30 minutes—direct from opening the box to up and running.
Symantec Enterprise Security Symantec Enterprise Security provides any size organization with the technology, global response and services necessary to manage its information security. Symantec’s comprehensive solution offers best-of-breed products to protect gateways, servers, and clients with virus protection, firewall security, intrusion detection and vulnerability management. Customers benefit from Symantec’s global network of researchers that provide customers with around-the-clock, immediate response to any new security-related attacks. Symantec Enterprise Security customers are also supported by Symantec Security Services, which offers security consulting, education, and implementation as well as managed security services. For more information, please visit Symantec’s enterprise Web site at http://enterprisesecurity.symantec.com.
Sun Cobalt Server Appliances Sun Cobalt server appliances and Sun Chili!Soft ASP technology help enable organizations to establish an online presence easily, cost effectively and reliably. The Sun Cobalt appliance product line - the Sun Cobalt RaQ XTR, Sun Cobalt Qube, Sun Cobalt Cache, Sun Cobalt RaQ, and Sun Chili!Soft ASP - are used by businesses, service providers, and educational institutions for Internet and Web hosting services. The Sun Cobalt solutions are delivered through a global network of distributors, value-added resellers and Internet service providers. For more information about Sun Cobalt server appliances please visit www.cobalt.com.
About Network Magazine and CMP Media CMP Media Inc.’s Network Magazine is focused on the enterprise and the critical overlap where the enterprise meets the new public network. Providing readers the information they want and need to succeed at their jobs, Network Magazine, the only monthly networking publication, delivers in-depth technical information in a strategic context to more than 200,000 networking professionals worldwide. Comprised of both the enterprise and service provider sectors, all Network Magazine readers are valuable buyers of networking products and services. CMP Media Inc. (www.cmp.com) is a subsidiary of United News & Media plc (NASDAQ: UNEWY).
About Sun Microsystems, Inc. Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision – "The Network Is The Computer" -- has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW), to its position as a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that power the 'net and allow companies worldwide to take their businesses to the nth. With $19.2 billion in annual revenues, Sun can be found in more than 170 countries and on the World Wide Web at http://sun.com.
Symantec, a world leader in Internet security technology, provides a broad range of content and network security solutions to individuals and enterprises. The company is a leading provider of virus protection, vulnerability assessment, intrusion prevention, Internet content and e-mail filtering, remote management technologies and security services to enterprises around the world. Symantec's Norton brand of consumer security products leads the market in worldwide retail sales and industry awards. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has worldwide operations in 36 countries. For more information, please visit our Web site at www.symantec.com.
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