CUPERTINO, Calif. - May 2, 2005 - Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC), the global leader in information security, today announced the Symantec LiveState Client Management Suite, a comprehensive configuration and lifecycle management solution for client devices in highly distributed, heterogeneous enterprise environments. The suite provides organizations with a set of solutions designed to achieve client resilience by enabling IT administrators to gain control of the IT environment and help ensure client devices are secure, available and compliant with established corporate standards. In addition, the suite reduces the complexity and cost of managing the lifecycle of client devices, and automates manual tasks, such as deploying and configuring client firewall and anti-spyware software, rolling out new devices, managing software patches, and retiring client devices.
The Symantec LiveState Client Management Suite is the latest release in Symantec's LiveState family of information availability solutions. It is a critical component of Symantec's Information Integrity initiative, which helps organizations build a resilient infrastructure by taking a holistic approach to security, systems and storage management. Symantec's LiveState family of solutions is based on the LiveState architecture, a single unified and extensible platform for Symantec's client and server management and recovery solutions. The LiveState platform is designed to reduce complexity and make it easier for organizations to deploy additional modular LiveState solutions in the future by leveraging a common console look-and-feel, management database and automated agent deployment infrastructure.
"Security concerns, changing compliance requirements and increasing pressure to establish a strong ROI case for IT purchases are on top of every IT manager's mind," said Fred Broussard, Research Manager for PC and Device Management Software, IDC. "Products like Symantec's LiveState Client Management Suite can add value by converging security and systems management requirements to enable automated and secure solutions for management and system recovery."
"As IT challenges become more complex, organizations are increasingly aware of the need for a balanced interplay between security, availability and corporate compliance in building a well-managed, resilient infrastructure. Today, IT issues are important beyond convenience as they can impact corporate performance, shareholder confidence and even legal liability," said Thom Bailey, director of product management, enterprise administration, Symantec Corporation. "The Symantec LiveState Client Management Suite helps organizations achieve client resilience by providing a single unified solution designed to manage a client's lifecycle from acquisition to retirement. The suite combines industry-leading technologies to help IT organizations increase efficiency, reduce complexity, downtime and cost, and comply with established corporate or regulatory standards."
The Symantec LiveState Client Management Suite easily interoperates with existing lifecycle management processes and tools, such as frameworks, databases and directories, minimizing the total cost of owning and maintaining client devices. The suite combines the following modular components:
Symantec offers a wide range of Consulting and Training Services to assist in the implementation of the Symantec LiveState Client Management Suite, its individual components and add-on solutions, including other Symantec LiveState applications. In addition, Symantec provides professional services to establish a more resilient infrastructure through Symantec Systems Continuity Service. For more information, visit http://sea.symantec.com.
The Symantec LiveState Client Management Suite and Symantec LiveState Delivery are currently available through authorized Symantec enterprise administration partners worldwide or directly from Symantec. For more information on Symantec's partner program or to locate a partner, visit http://www.symantec.com/partners/. Symantec LiveState Patch Manager, Symantec Discovery, Symantec Ghost Solution Suite and Symantec pcAnywhere are available through Symantec's worldwide network of distributors and resellers. To obtain licensing information or to locate a reseller, visit http://enterprisesecurity.symantec.com/license/ on the World Wide Web. For additional product information, call (800) 745-6054 or visit http://sea.symantec.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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