CUPERTINO, Calif. - August 16, 2005 - Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) today launched a new compatible technology track within the technology partner program for message security solutions as part of its commitment to offer a broad range of message security solutions that meet the needs of customers. Customers may choose Symantec Mail Security 8200 Series appliances knowing that best-of-breed solutions for encryption, content security, regulatory compliance and zero-day threat protection are now tested to be compatible.
Authentica, Avinti, PGP Corporation, Voltage Security, Vontu and ZixCorp (NASDAQ:ZIXI) are the partners that join the new message security compatibility track within Symantec's Technology Partner Program (TPP). This program allows customers to augment leading email security appliances from Symantec with best-of-breed technologies from its TPP partners, knowing that all technologies have been thoroughly tested to be compatible. Symantec Mail Security 8200 Series appliances are powered by industry-leading Symantec Brightmail AntiSpam and Symantec AntiVirus technologies to provide the highest level of spam and virus protection while mitigating downtime.
"By integrating select, complementary third-party products with our key messaging security solutions, Symantec and its technology partners can work together to improve security and compliance, simplify complexity and increase ROI on security investments for our customers," said Manuel Gonzalez, director of business development, Symantec Corp. "The partners selected as part of the message security track are recognized industry leaders in their space and offer unique solutions for message integrity, compliance and secure messaging."
To date, this new group has successfully tested the compatibility of the following products with Symantec Mail Security 8200 Series appliances: Authentica Secure Mail Version 4.0, Avinti iSolation Server v2.0, PGP® Universal Series 100, Voltage Security SecureMail, Vontu 5.0, and ZixVPM 2.3.
"Authentica provides Active Rights ManagementTM protection to email and documents, ensuring that only authenticated users can view, edit and forward the information," said Norman Meisner, vice president of business development at Authentica. "By integrating Symantec's email security appliances with Authentica Secure Mail 4.0, organizations can protect email communication at the sender, server and recipient level. Authentica's rights management enables organizations to effectively limit information leakage, protect intellectual property, and meet compliance and regulation standards related to security and auditing of confidential information."
"The Avinti iSolation Server enhances gateway security solutions with unique ‘First Instance' zero-day threat protection to safeguard organizations from both newly emerging and targeted e-mail threats, including attempts to facilitate outside access to protected personal and private data", said Terry Dickson, CEO, Avinti. "Security-conscious customers deploy this virtual machine-based solution at the network edge to observe and detect actual malicious behavior in e-mail messages, enabling protection at the very first instance of a newly emerging or targeted threat."
"PGP Universal allows email messages identified as ‘confidential' by the Symantec Mail Security 8200 Series to be encrypted, digitally signed, and delivered automatically without disrupting users or changing email systems," said Alex Doll, vice president of business development at PGP Corporation. "Our products are standards-based, proven over 10 years, fully automated, and inexpensive to own - resulting in more than 1 million seats licensed to more than 30,000 companies in 174 countries. In 84% of the Fortune® 100, 66% of the Fortune® Global 500, as well as medium and small businesses, PGP products protect customer privacy and support regulatory compliance."
"The powerful combination of Symantec Mail Security and Voltage SecureMail, utilizing award-winning Voltage Identity-Based Encryption (IBE) technology, provides the easiest to use and manage policy-based secure messaging environment. Enterprise customers can easily implement granular encryption polices to ensure compliance of communications between customers, partners and vendors," said Ray Kruck, vice president of business development at Voltage Security. "For instance, customers of our joint solution are able to use common policy to ensure that sensitive information does not leave the network via email without first being encrypted."
"Vontu integrates with Symantec Mail Security to deliver a best-in-class content monitoring solution to reduce compliance risk by preventing customer data or intellectual property from being sent via email that violates internal or government policies," said Lorna Bender, Vontu's vice president of business development. "The combination of Vontu and Symantec allows companies to demonstrate compliance with regulations that require protection of customer information such as Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), Visa-MasterCard PCI Data Security Standard, Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA and state regulations such as California SB1386/AB1950."
"By using ZixCorp services, Symantec customers will be able to easily implement policy based encryption using content scanning and robust lexicons to automatically meet best practices and government regulations such as HIPAA and GLBA," said Nigel Johnson, vice president of business development and product management for ZixCorp. "Our proven ZixVPM® 2.3 solution enables send-to-anyone capability, transparency to end users, and customizable features that ensure company security policies are implemented automatically."
Symantec Technology Partner Program
The Symantec Technology Partner Program establishes standards for how diverse security and infrastructure products from multiple vendors can work together with Symantec technologies to simplify complex enterprise networks for joint customers. Qualified partner products can be integrated with Symantec's industry-leading security solutions and Symantec Enterprise Security Architecture, which provides a standards-based interoperability framework for Symantec and third-party solutions to work together to provide secure, manageable and scalable enterprise security.
The Technology Partner Program offers comprehensive integration tools, development support, joint sales and marketing resources and product certification. Partners whose solutions meet Symantec's established criteria for interoperability earn the use of applicable Symantec certification logos. Detailed information on the program procedures, requirements and benefits can be found at the following URL: http://www.symantec.com/partners/technologypartners/
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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