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Computershare Selects Symantec for Data Loss Prevention Globally

Symantec to Help Financial Services Company Protect Customer Information and Meet Compliance Regulations Worldwide

CUPERTINO, Calif. – July 2, 2008 – Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced that Computershare Ltd., a financial market services and technology provider for the global securities industry, has selected Vontu Data Loss Prevention 8 from Symantec. The Vontu solution will protect the Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and financial records of more than 100 million shareholder accounts managed by Computershare and will enable compliance with the increasingly complex network of privacy laws and regulation.


The Vontu Data Loss Prevention 8 product suite will help Computershare prevent the loss of confidential data wherever it is stored or used - across endpoint, network, and storage systems. Computershare will deploy the Vontu solution globally across its operations in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.


“Our ability to effectively manage and protect privacy data is critical to Computershare and demonstrates our commitment to protect our client’s privacy information. In addition to our robust Information Security Program, Vontu’s Data Loss Prevention suite will give our customers confidence that their privacy information is protected,” said Donna Durkin, information security officer, Computershare. “We looked at other data loss prevention solutions and spoke with several Vontu customers and found that Vontu could provide support for a high degree of risk reduction in our business and deliver unmatched service for our global teams. Further, the integrated product suite offers comprehensive management information reporting and incident response capabilities.”


Managing shareholder accounts for more than 14,000 corporations worldwide, data loss prevention is an essential component of Computershare’s information security strategy. Computershare has licensed globally the entire Vontu Data Loss Prevention suite including Vontu Network Monitor and Prevent, Vontu Network Discover and Protect, and Vontu Endpoint Discover and Prevent. Additionally, the Vontu Enforce Engine will provide the centralized platform for data loss policy management, detection, workflow and remediation that enables Computershare to define policies once and enforce them worldwide. The Vontu solution will help Computershare guard against malicious and unintentional data breaches—whether data is stored on the network or on a disconnected endpoint—and will prevent data from exiting any network gateway or endpoint.

 

About Computershare

Computershare is a global leader in transfer agency, employee equity plans, proxy solicitation and other specialized financial and communication services. Many of the world's largest companies employ Computershare’s innovative solutions to maximize the value of their relationships with investors, employees, customers and members. Computershare has approximately 10,000 employees across the world and serves 14,000 corporations and 100 million shareholders and employee accounts in 17 countries across five continents. For more information about Computershare, visit www.computershare.com.

 

About Symantec

Symantec is a global leader in providing security, storage and systems management solutions to help businesses and consumers secure and manage 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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