CUPERTINO, Calif. – May 16, 2006 – Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced the availability of Symantec Web Security 5.0 for Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2004, offering high-performance virus and spyware protection and URL filtering for Web (HTTP) traffic served through an ISA Server.
"Today's companies require solutions that combine key protection methodologies at multiple points of entry," said Francis deSouza, vice president of Enterprise Messaging Management solutions at Symantec. "Collaboration tools include not only enterprise e-mail and instant messaging, but also Web mail, blogs, and wikis. Symantec Web Security 5.0 for Microsoft ISA 2004 protects Web-based collaboration through virus and spyware scanning and helps companies enforce Web-usage policy through URL filtering, reducing costs and helping to leverage the existing ISA Server infrastructure."
Part of the Symantec Enterprise Messaging Management product family, Symantec Web Security 5.0 for Microsoft(R) ISA Server 2004 detects and blocks spyware and adware and other non-viral security risks at the earliest point of entry while preventing and removing costly Web-borne viral threats. Ideally suited for the needs of small to medium-sized businesses, it provides effective and accurate URL filtering by leveraging Symantec's extensive URL-filtering database and patented Dynamic Document Review(TM) technology, which can accurately block Web pages and sites not currently categorized. URL filtering allows organizations to limit Internet usage to business-related activities, which helps promote productivity and reduce exposure to legal liability by blocking inappropriate Web content and preserves valuable bandwidth.
Symantec Web Security 5.0 for Microsoft ISA Server 2004 is designed to address the specific data protection needs of small and medium-sized businesses. Its comprehensive and proven approach to Windows protection offers seamless integration with Microsoft(R) ISA Server, allowing administrators to use the Microsoft Management Console for configuration, standard policy and virus definition deployment, and URL database updates across an array of ISA Servers. For added protection, administrators can also set container limits to block potentially harmful files from being downloaded.
To ensure the most up-to-date protection and reduce total cost of ownership, Symantec Web Security 5.0 for Microsoft(R) ISA Server 2004 allows organizations to download Symantec Security Response's most current virus and spyware definitions and the URL database through Symantec LiveUpdate, providing customers real-time protection against the latest threats. Symantec Security Response, the world's leading Internet security research and support organization, leverages sophisticated threat and early warning systems to provide customers with comprehensive, global, 24x7 Internet security expertise to proactively guard against today's blended Internet threats.
Symantec Web Security 5.0 for Microsoft(R) ISA Server 2004 is available through Symantec's worldwide network of value-added authorized resellers, distributors and systems integrators. Organizations can be connected with Symantec's resellers and distributors in their areas by visiting the Symantec Solution Provider locator at http://partnerlocator.symantec.com/public/search/.
Symantec Enterprise Messaging Management
Symantec is the first company to deliver complete, end-to-end Enterprise Messaging Management capabilities, keeping messaging systems and data both secure and readily available. Symantec Enterprise Messaging Management provides industry-leading products and services designed to help eliminate unnecessary costs by reducing large volumes of unwanted spam, stopping viruses and worms, automatically managing the lifecycle of older messages through archiving, and by helping to keep customers' communications infrastructures resilient against failure.
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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