CUPERTINO, Calif. - June 14, 2004 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in information security, today announced that Symantec solutions were voted Best Enterprise Security Solution and Best Security Product or Service by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) at the 19th Annual Codie Awards. Symantec DeepSight Threat Management System and Symantec Norton Internet Security were among only 41 products singled out from a field of 800 nominations to earn the prestigious designation by software and information industry executives. Symantec was one of just six companies to take home multiple 2004 Codie Awards.
"Symantec is honored to be recognized by our respected peers through the prestigious and highly regarded Codie Awards program," said John Schwarz, president and chief operating officer, Symantec. "We remain committed to providing the most effective, innovative, and usable tools for protecting the information systems and data of all computer users, from consumers to enterprises, academia, and government."
"This year, Symantec has once again shown the strength of their products in the security market," said Ken Wasch, president of SIIA. "SIIA congratulates Symantec on winning two 2004 Codie Awards."
Symantec DeepSight Threat Management System was voted as Best Enterprise Security Solution. Symantec DeepSight Threat Management System is the world's premier global early warning system, providing the most comprehensive view of the Internet security landscape. Symantec DeepSight Threat Management System tracks threats as they develop, proactively alerts organizations of active attacks to which they are vulnerable, and offers expert analysis with detailed countermeasures to mitigate risk.
Symantec Norton Internet Security was voted as Best Security Product or Service. Symantec Norton Internet Security is the easiest and most complete online security and privacy solution to protect against viruses and other malicious code, hackers, spam, inappropriate Internet content, and privacy threats. Norton Internet Security is comprised of Symantec's award-winning security solutions, including Norton AntiVirus, Norton Personal Firewall with Norton Intrusion Detection, Norton Privacy Control, Norton AntiSpam, and Norton Parental Control-all in a single, tightly integrated solution.
The Codie Awards program is the only peer recognition program in the software and information industry, providing a unique opportunity for companies to compete for the praise of their competitors. The Codie Awards showcase the software and digital content industry's finest products and services and honor excellence for corporate achievement and philanthropic efforts. During the nomination period for this year's program, over 800 nominations from more than 600 companies were submitted. The number of nominees represents a record high for the Codie Awards.
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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