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Symantec Corporation Forms Alliance With EMC, the World Leader in Information Storage

Symantec's Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition Provides Award-Winning Anti-virus Solution For EMC Celerra File Server

CUPERTINO, Calif. - Oct. 9, 2001 - Symantec Corp. (SYMC-NASDAQ), a world leader in Internet security, today announced an alliance with EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) through its E-Infostructure™ Developers Program. EMC's enterprise-level network attached storage (NAS) offering, Celerra™ File Server, is now interoperable with Symantec's Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition 7.51, providing an essential secure layer of anti-virus protection for customers.

"Ensuring all files are free of viruses before being placed in an enterprise storage system is essential to prevent re-infection and protect the network infrastructure." said Lily De Los Rios, vice president, Symantec Product Delivery and Response. "The patented technology behind Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition, along with Symantec's response capability, combine to provide EMC customers with robust and efficient anti-virus protection and will maintain the integrity of their enterprise digital assets."

Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition includes many features unique to Symantec:

  • Digital Immune System ­ This Web-based closed-loop automation technology is designed to quickly and automatically handle outbreaks caused by today's rapidly spreading Internet-borne viruses.
  • LiveUpdate - Symantec provides customers with a quick and easy way to receive the most up-to-date virus definitions, even in the event of a virus crisis. Using its NAVEX technology the virus definition and scan engine updates are sent in one delivery to minimize system impact. NAVEX engine updates do not require redeployment of the solution or reboot of mission critical desktops and file servers.
  • Scalability - Multi-tiered architecture allows Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition to be highly scalable, load balanced and suitable for LAN/WAN environments.
  • Central Management - Unlike competing products, Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition's management console supports multiple platforms including Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows 9x and NetWare.
  • Award Winning - Virus Bulletin has given Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition its VB 100% detection award 14 times since May 1998 and its CheckMark award nine times in a row.

"Offering our customers virus protection for their information assets is of paramount importance to EMC," said Don Swatik, vice president of Alliances and Information Sciences, EMC Corporation. "As a member of the E-Infostructure Developers Program, Symantec is a highly trusted source that our customers can rely on for anti-virus protection for their Celerra File Servers."

EMC's Celerra File Server features a virus protection agent, Celerra Anti-Virus Solution, which coordinates file management with one or more external servers running anti-virus scanning software. When the Celerra File Server receives a file, it sends a request to the anti-virus scanning server or servers to examine the file before committing it to storage. If the file is infected, the anti-virus scanning server takes appropriate action as defined by parameters set by the administrator. Examples include cleaning the file of the virus before committing the file to storage, deleting the file, or sending the infected file to a quarantine area for subsequent processing.

Symantec's Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition is a key component of Symantec Enterprise Security, which 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 also offers a wide-range of comprehensive security services ranging from security consulting and security education to 24x7managed security services. For more information, please visit Symantec's enterprise Web site at http://enterprisesecurity.symantec.com/

Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition is available directly from Symantec or from selected partners.

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, firewall and virtual private network, vulnerability management, intrusion detection, 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 37 countries. For more information, please visit www.symantec.com.

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