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Symantec and IBM's Tivoli Systems Announce Expanded Strategic Alliance

Companies Ship Integrated Products to Manage e-business Infrastructure Security

CUPERTINO, Calif. - June 27, 2001 - Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) and Tivoli Systems Inc., an IBM (NYSE: IBM) company, today announced an expanded strategic alliance that allows both companies to provide greater security management software to their mutual customers. Symantec is currently shipping several Tivoli Ready products including Prowler IDS, Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition 7.5, and Enterprise Security Manager.

Under the agreement, Symantec will incorporate IBM/Tivoli technology into Symantec's management architecture for its enterprise-scale security solutions including firewalls, anti-virus and intrusion detection. Tivoli's SecureWay software portfolio will interoperate with Symantec's security management system, helping e-businesses effectively manage security threats, attacks and exposures across the entire enterprise.

"This new agreement with Tivoli allows Symantec to move closer to providing central manageability and greater interoperability for all of our products," said Gail Hamilton, executive vice president, Symantec Product Delivery and Response. "Mutual customers will be able to confidently manage Symantec's enterprise security solutions within their Tivoli management environment if they choose."

"Tivoli and Symantec's collaboration is an excellent opportunity to bring the best of our skills together to further ease the burden of enterprise management for our joint customers," said Bob Madey, vice president of market strategy and solutions, Tivoli Systems Inc.

Initial components of the Symantec/Tivoli alliance include:

  • Symantec has licensed IBM DB2 Universal Database and SecureWayDirectory Server to utilize within its security management architecture, enabling Tivoli enterprise management products and Symantec enterprise security solutions to become more easily integrated.
  • Symantec is now shipping a Tivoli Ready version of ProwlerIDS, combining the power of network and host-based intrusion detection management and monitoring capabilities with Tivoli's security and risk management console. The combined solution gives network administrators the power to protect, monitor, analyze and manage e-business infrastructure security.
  • Tivoli SecureWay Risk Manager is now shipping with an adapter for Symantec's Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition 7.5. The adapter allows Tivoli SecureWay Risk Manager to read Symantec's Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition's event log, presenting the information to the customer in a succinct manner. Information gathered and displayed by Tivoli SecureWay Risk Manager, includes the status of virus definition updates, historical information on scans and statistics regarding the number of infections within an organization.
  • In addition, Symantec's award-winning, vulnerability management solution Enterprise Security Manager 5.0 (ESM) is Tivoli Ready. The combined solution lets organizations confidently assess the security of large distributed environments.

The relationship underscores each company's commitment to the Distributed Management Task Force's (DMTF) Common Information Model and protocols and the Directory Enabled Networks initiative, which will allow the realization of interoperability via open standards. Both Tivoli and Symantec are Board members of the DMTF, which defines standards for information modeling for managed systems. Further information on DMTF is available at

Tivoli SecureWay software enables e-businesses to increase revenue opportunities by providing secure access for customers, prospects and business partners, optimize operational expenses through centralized single-action management, and effectively manage security threats, attacks and exposures across the entire organization. For more information about Tivoli SecureWay software, visit

About 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 one of the largest professional security organizations in the world, offering security consulting, security education and managed security services.

About Tivoli Systems Inc.
As an integral part of the comprehensive IBM e-business infrastructure solution, Tivoli technology management software helps traditional enterprises, emerging e-businesses, and Internet businesses worldwide to maximize their existing and future technology investments. Backed by world-class IBM services, support and research, Tivoli software provides a seamlessly integrated, flexible and secure e-business infrastructure management solution that connects employees, partners and customers. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Tivoli is an IBM (NYSE: IBM) company. For more information, visit

About Symantec
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

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FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENT: This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding future technology and products, that involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from results expressed or implied by this press release. Such risk factors include, among others: the risk that the Symantec and AXENT businesses will not be integrated successfully; the costs related to the merger; the difficulty of developing and marketing products that compete effectively with others, new security threats, and other economic, business, competitive and/or regulatory factors affecting Symantec's business generally. Actual results may differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements in this press release. Additional information concerning these and other risk factors is contained in the Risk Factors sections of the Company's previously filed Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 30, 2000.