CUPERTINO, Calif. and AUSTIN, Texas – Nov. 9, 2004 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), the global leader in information security, and CM IT Solutions, a leading national provider of IT services for the SMB market, today announced that they have partnered to deliver comprehensive information security solutions to protect the information assets of small- and medium-sized businesses nationwide.
"Small businesses face the same type of information security threats as large corporations and need a specialized, trusted IT partner to help them assess, enhance, and maintain the security of their information systems," said Randy Cochran, vice president of The Americas channel sales for Symantec Corp. "Leveraging its network of franchisees, CM IT will work with customers to build and monitor a comprehensive security program, based on Symantec solutions, that address the needs of the SMB market."
CM IT Solutions will focus on promoting and implementing Symantec's integrated security, secure remote control, and back up and recovery solutions. The CM IT Solutions and Symantec partnership combine CM IT's broad reach into the small business market with Symantec's award-winning solutions, positioning both companies to better address the needs of this customer segment.
"Over the first half of 2004, small business was a target for information security threats," said Linda Burzynski, CEO of CM IT Solutions. "Symantec is the recognized leader in information security, and we believe our partnership with Symantec underscores CM IT's commitment to small businesses and provides direct, measurable benefits to our customer base."
About CM IT Solutions
The Austin, Texas-based franchise system was founded in 1996. The company offers a wide range of IT services and solutions specifically designed for small- and medium-sized businesses. A sample of the services offered include network and system management, problem determination and resolution, remote on-line backup, on-line meeting services, installation and support of wireless networks, virus elimination and protection, hardware and software purchasing assistance, installation and configuration of firewalls, web and email assistance, emergency data recovery, preventative maintenance, one-on-one training including training on the use of electronic devices, such as digital cameras, scanners, and PDAs. CM IT Solutions has grown into one of very few national organizations focused on the SMB market with over 120 franchises operating in 29 states. More information can be found at www.cmitsolutions.com.
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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