CUPERTINO, Calif. -- June 26, 2003 - Symantec Corp - (NASDAQ: SYMC), the world leader in Internet security, today announced Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition has completed compatibility testing with access infrastructure solutions provider Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTXS). This compatibility reinforces Symantec’s status as a global Citrix Business Alliance Premier Member, and its expertise in implementing comprehensive Internet security solutions across the Citrix MetaFrame Access Suite.
"Symantec has demonstrated its expertise in supporting enterprise-class infrastructures with its Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition," said Garry Olah, Sr., director, alliance and developer programs, Citrix Systems. "We are confident that Symantec will continue to ensure our mutual customers globally have up-to-date enterprise-wide Internet security."
Symantec has successfully demonstrated its capability to implement enterprise-class antivirus protection of Citrix environments through a number of customer implementations, including the Australian Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR), whose Citrix-based network has been protected by Symantec for more than four years.
"Protection of our data has been a critical business concern for the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations and is a high priority on our IT infrastructure agenda," said Brynten Taylor, director Desktop Services, Australia's Department of Employment and Workplace Relations. "Symantec has worked with our IT administrators to successfully roll out and support security solutions across our Citrix environment, and continues to provide security advice and best practices."
"With mainstream adoption of the Citrix access infrastructure model, there has been corresponding growth in demand for antivirus solutions that work seamlessly in this environment," said Lily De Los Rios, vice president, product delivery, Symantec. "While we have been successfully implementing Citrix-based solutions for some time, this compatibility testing assures our global customers have a leading antivirus solution that is optimized for their Citrix environment."
Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition provides multi-platform virus protection at the network server tier, including file servers running Citrix MetaFrame 1.8 and Citrix MetaFrame XP software. For further information on the Citrix compatibility assessment of Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition please visit: http://support.citrix.com/kb/entry!default.jspa?categoryID=118&entryID=2361&fromSearchPage=true
Citrix Business Alliance
The Citrix Business Alliance (CBA) program is designed to help technology and business partners succeed in the access infrastructure marketplace by creating innovative solutions for the enterprise. CBA members work with Citrix to jointly market, sell and integrate solutions. The multi-tier program, comprising Charter, Premier and Premier Plus levels, provides members with a range of benefits, including access to Citrix MetaFrame Access Suite software for compatibility testing with their solutions, new business opportunities with other Citrix solution providers, joint marketing programs and enhanced technical support.
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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