CUPERTINO, Calif. - July 29, 2005 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced the availability of Symantec Intruder Alert for the HP-UX 11i v2 operating system for HP Integrity servers based on the Intel® Itanium® 2 processor. Symantec's host-based intrusion detection solution is a market leading intrusion prevention software that is specifically designed for the 64-bit architecture of the Intel Itanium 2 processor, which provides substantial performance improvements to customers that run memory-intensive applications.
This new global solution enhances the ability of customers using HP Integrity servers running HP-UX 11i v2 to detect unauthorized access and take real-time action to prevent potentially damaging intrusions.
"As the largest dedicated information security company in the world, Symantec brings exceptional security expertise and the highest quality intrusion detection solution to HP-UX 11i v2 operating system and the Integrity servers," said Gary Ulaner, group product manager at Symantec.
HP customers will be able to leverage Symantec Intruder Alert's capabilities to provide a powerful first line of defense in its HP-UX 11i v2 operating system. Symantec Intruder Alert 3.6 is a host-based, real-time intrusion monitoring system that detects unauthorized activity and security breaches and responds automatically. As a complement to firewalls and other access controls, Intruder Alert enables the development of precautionary security policies designed to prevent expert hackers or authorized users with malicious intent from misusing systems, applications, and data.
"Today's Internet security threats are becoming increasingly more complex and require a multi-tiered security plan," said Don Jenkins, vice president of marketing, Business Critical Servers, HP. "Symantec's Intruder Alert solution helps customers detect intrusions to better protect the HP Integrity server's performance-enhancing 64-bit architecture."
"Symantec Intruder Alert for HP-UX 11i v2 is a strong addition by Symantec to the software base for the Intel Itanium 2 architecture," said Melissa Laird, general manager of Intel's Developer Relations Division. "The development of an intrusion detection solution designed specifically for 64-bit Itanium 2 architecture complements the adoption of this platform by enterprises and their need for security solutions to protect these systems."
Symantec Intruder Alert 3.6 is a key component of Symantec Enterprise Security, providing any size organization with the technology, global response and services necessary to manage its information security. Symantec's comprehensive solution offers best-of-breed products to protect gateways, servers, and clients with firewall security, virus protection, intrusion prevention, vulnerability management and virtual private networking (VPN).
Customers benefit from a global network of researchers that provide customers with around-the-clock, immediate response to any new security-related attacks. Symantec Enterprise Security customers are also supported by one of the largest professional security organizations in the world, offering security consulting, security education and managed security services. For more information, please visit Symantec's enterprise Web site at http://enterprisesecurity.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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