CUPERTINO, Calif. - Feb. 13, 2002 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in Internet security, today announced that the University of Louisville has selected Symantec to provide Internet security solutions to the more than 12,000 desktop, server and gateway levels that make up all of the school's computer network.
Under the terms of the two-year agreement, Symantec will provide the University of Louisville with antivirus protection against malicious code at all virus entry points, along with technical support by Symantec's security experts. Products were sold to Louisville through Software Express.
"As a university with the highest standards of excellence, the University of Louisville is obligated to our students, faculty and alumni to protect the computer network they use on a daily basis with the strongest Internet security precautions available," said Dr. Ronald Moore, vice president, Information Technology, University of Louisville. "Our computer network is used for a variety of functions, requiring an integrated approach that is diverse enough to meet all of our security needs."
"The University of Louisville has established itself as a leader in the academic field by taking unprecedented steps to protect the information of its students, faculty and alumni on the school's computer network," said Gail Hamilton, Symantec executive vice president. "They are setting the standard for how universities across the country can protect their on-line infrastructures."
Symantec's antivirus solutions provide customers with automatic protection against viruses and other malicious code at all entry points, including e-mail attachments and Internet downloads. The solutions provide hands-free detection, analysis, and repair of viruses, malicious ActiveX controls, Java applets, and other dangerous fast-moving threats.
Symantec 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 solutions offer best-of-breed products to protect gateways, servers, and clients with virus protection, firewall security, intrusion detection, and vulnerability management.
Customers benefit from Symantec Security Response, a global network of researchers that provide customers with round-the-clock, rapid 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. For more information, please visit Symantec's enterprise web site at http://enterprisesecurity.symantec.com.
Symantec is the world leader in providing solutions to help individuals and enterprises assure the security, availability, and integrity of their information. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has operations in more than 40 countries. More information is available at www.symantec.com.
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