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:
"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.
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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