CUPERTINO, Calif. – Sept. 16, 2004 - Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC), the global leader in information security, today announced plans for a Web-based console to centrally administer Macintosh clients licensed for Symantec's Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh 9.0. The Symantec administration console for Macintosh is planned to provide centralized antivirus management for OS X clients, ensuring up-to-date protection across multiple platform network environments.
Using the Symantec administration console for Macintosh, IT administrators will have the ability to manage the most critical central administrative functions for distributing and updating clients protected with Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh 9.0. IT administrators will be able to audit the machine name, location, software version installed and latest virus definitions update of each Macintosh on their network without relying on user action. In addition, the console is being designed to provide a view of the most recent viruses found on each Macintosh within the network along with the ten most prevalent viruses.
"Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh 9.0, with the administrative console, will be the ideal solution for organizations that have a heterogeneous PC and Macintosh environment," said Stephen Cullen, senior vice president, security products and solutions, Symantec. "IT Administrators will be able to use the centralized administration functionality to update Macintosh clients with antivirus protection, confirming that their Mac's are protected and their network is secure."
"We are excited about Symantec's continued support for Mac OS X," said Ron Okamoto, Apple's vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. "Symantec's administration console for Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh 9.0 will offer a great, centralized antivirus management tool for Mac OS X clients protecting the network environments of our enterprise customers."
The Symantec administration console for Macintosh is planned to offer the following functions:
The Symantec administrative console for Macintosh is planned to be available in November 2004. Symantec customers with current applicable maintenance using Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition 8.x, Symantec AntiVirus Enterprise Edition 8.x and Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition 9.0 will receive information on how to request the CD.
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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