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Symantec Provides Systems and Storage Management Support to Marathon Oil Company

Leading energy company leverages best-in-class technology and professional services to deploy and protect 10,000 workstations worldwide

CUPERTINO, Calif. – Sept. 14, 2004 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq:SYMC), the global leader in information security, today announced that Marathon Oil Company is using Symantec technology to provide the company a complete and cost-effective solution to deploy, back up and protect 10,000 workstations globally. As part of the agreement, Symantec is providing Marathon with Symantec DeployCenter Library and Symantec V2i Protector 2.0 Desktop Edition along with professional services to help the company implement the technology to meet its information availability needs.

"We evaluated solutions in the marketplace and found Symantec's DeployCenter Library and V2i Protector offered us the most complete solutions to quickly and reliably deploy and protect our PC storage resources," said Martin A. Leach, information technology manager at Marathon. "We even had a free third-party backup and recovery solution provided to us through a current OEM agreement, but we felt that Symantec offered us the best performance with the least interference to our company's operations."

Symantec DeployCenter Library combines deployment, migration, system refresh and secure data disposal solutions in a single offering that integrates with existing enterprise IT infrastructures. V2i Protector 2.0 Desktop Edition is a rapid, real-time backup and disaster recovery solution designed to quickly restore failed Windows desktops and laptops to an operative state. This family of complementary tools provides an integrated solution for ensuring a company's information availability needs. This includes the introduction of PCs and servers into the IT environment to backing up and recovering valuable system and data resources to secure system retirement.

Key advantages of Symantec technology that influenced Marathon's choice of DeployCenter Library and V2i Protector include:

  • Ease of use for both the end user and IT personnel.
  • Speed and performance that ensure extremely fast deployment and recovery functionality.
  • Real-time backups that allow the end user to continue working while operations are performed with minimal performance degradation during the imaging process.

About Symantec
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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