CUPERTINO, Calif. - August 1, 2005 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), today announced that Gary Sevounts, Symantec's director of power and utilities industry strategies and solutions, is presenting at the Ovation Users' Group Conference. The conference is held annually for users of Emerson's Ovation expert control system to address technology and industry issues. Ovation, the leading process control system in the North American power generation market, is a technology from Emerson's Power & Water Solutions business headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa. The conference takes place in Pittsburgh, and runs from August 1-4, 2005.
Sevounts' presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, August 2, at 8:30 a.m. and will address how power and energy companies can effectively address security issues and concerns with a holistic approach focused on building security solutions suited to the needs of the process control environment. The presentation will outline recommendations that include assessment, testing and measuring in order to develop a robust security posture. As part of the conference's Security Issues and Concerns breakout session, Sevounts will provide an update on how Symantec products and services help power and energy companies ensure business continuity, achieve compliance with regulations and industry standards and avoid disruptions associated with information security breaches.
As director of Power and Energy strategies and solutions for Symantec Corporation, Gary Sevounts is responsible for the definition and introduction of enterprise security solutions in the electric power industry. With more than 15 years of experience in information technology including seven years in information security, Sevounts brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Symantec. His work in the electric power utilities industry is highlighted by Symantec's launch of the security solution known as Symantec for Electric Power, establishing partnerships with key industry vendors, as well as industry speaking engagements and webcasts, published articles and press interviews on the subject of SCADA / PCS cyber security.
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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Emerson's Power & Water Solutions division is a global supplier of advanced distributed process control and information systems. The Pittsburgh-based company is a recognized leader in developing plant-wide process control solutions for the power generation, water treatment and wastewater treatment industries. More information is available at www.emersonprocess-powerwater.com.
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