CUPERTINO, Calif. - May 10, 2004 - Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC), the world leader in information security, today announced Symantec Mail Security for SMTP 4.0, an email security solution that integrates virus protection, spam prevention and email content enforcement as it provides high performance, single-pass scanning of Internet email (SMTP) messages. Symantec Mail Security for SMTP 4.0 offers enterprises a multi-layered approach to stop viruses, spam and unwanted content at the earliest point of entry on to a network, the SMTP gateway layer.
"Today's enterprises need comprehensive virus protection, spam prevention, and content compliance for Web and e-mail traffic at the Internet gateway," said Brian Burke, Research Manager, IDC. "Our research shows that rather than implementing point solutions, customers benefit considerably from an integrated, all-in-one, scalable solution like Symantec Mail Security for SMTP."
"Spam and mass mailer worms from MyDoom to SoBig pose serious problems for enterprise customers in today's business environments," said Greg Gotta, vice president, gateway and network security, Symantec. "Symantec Mail Security for SMTP 4.0 can protect enterprises from the negative impact these threats can have on system resources and storage, employee productivity and overall network security."
Symantec Mail Security for SMTP 4.0 provides a single install and a clean, intuitive management interface along with the following new functionality and feature enhancements:
Symantec Security Response
Symantec Mail Security for SMTP 4.0 customers benefit from Symantec Security Response - receiving the latest security updates and information available. Symantec Security Response is a team of dedicated intrusion experts, security engineers, virus hunters, threat analysts, and global technical support teams that work in tandem to provide extensive coverage for enterprise businesses and consumers. Symantec Security Response works closely with Symantec Managed Security Services 24x7 to protect customers against emerging threats and reduce overall security risk.
Symantec Mail Security for SMTP 4.0 with its integrated antispam, antivirus and content filtering enhancements is available now. For trialware, or to obtain licensing information or locate a reseller, visit http://enterprisesecurity.symantec.com on the World Wide Web.
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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