CUPERTINO, Calif. - Aug. 5, 2002 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in Internet security, today announced that Indiana University, (IU), one of the largest universities in the Midwest, has once again selected Symantec products as key components in its overall effort to maintain the security of its computer network. Indiana University is comprised of almost 96,000 graduate and undergraduate students on eight campuses and is ranked by Time magazine as the nation's "College of the Year Among Research Institutions."
As part of the multi-year agreement, IU will run Symantec's antivirus solutions on the desktops used by students, as well as the PCs used by over 30,000 faculty and staff members. At the same time, IU will utilize Symantec Ghost to streamline the configuration of networked workstations and reduce IT costs.
"As one of the nation's premier universities, we're held to a very high standard in terms of the opportunities we provide to students and faculty for the pursuit of excellence in higher education. A robust, stable, and secure technology environment is critical in support of those pursuits," said Mark Bruhn, IU's Information Technology Policy Officer. "We continue to be impressed with Symantec's products, especially with Norton Anti-Virus, as critical components of our overall security and self-defense strategy."
"Given its size, the number of people involved and the diversity of how it's used, securing the cyber infrastructure of a university is a unique and difficult challenge," said Gail Hamilton, Symantec executive vice president, Symantec Product Delivery and Response. "It's a setting that combines not just people's work environment, but also their living environment, given the students living on campus and in the dorms. Helping to defend Indiana University's network against viruses and other malicious attacks reflects how adaptable and scaleable Symantec's Internet security solutions are for any given situation."
Indiana University will use Symantec antivirus solutions to automatically protect desktops and servers from malicious code, including viruses, worms, Trojan Horses, and script-based threats. By eliminating malicious code at such entry points Symantec antivirus solutions safeguard the integrity of data that enters and leaves IU's information network. To simplify enterprise system administration, Indiana University will use Symantec Ghost, the premier PC management tool for IT administrators. Symantec Ghost significantly eases enterprise PC management, user migration, application deployment, and backup and recovery, thereby boosting IT productivity while reducing TCO.
As a customer of Symantec Enterprise Security, Indiana University is supported by one of the largest professional security organizations in the world, offering security consulting, security education and a number of other business solutions. A global network of researchers provides IU with around-the-clock, immediate response to any new security-related attacks. 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.
About Indiana University
Indiana University is one of the oldest state universities in the Midwest, and also one of the largest universities in the United States, with more than 110,000 students, faculty, and staff on eight campuses. IU has a growing national and international reputation in the areas of information technology and advanced networking. IU's extensive information technology environment is made up of high performance computing resources, facilities for massive data storage, and advanced visualization laboratories that enable leading scientists to visualize, analyze and store vast amounts of data and information. Indiana University's two main departments of Computer Science include internationally recognized experts in high performance computing and visualization. IU's School of Informatics is among the first of its kind in the nation. The University's record of accomplishment in high-performance computing has earned grant recognition from, among others, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, NASA, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Pervasive Technology Laboratories at Indiana University, established with a major Lilly Endowment grant, pursues research in the pervasive computing technologies that will help drive the 21st century information economy.
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