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Symantec Positioned as a Leader in Three Recent Magic Quadrants

Positioning based on ability to execute and completeness of vision

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – July 12, 2010 – Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant in the following reports:

The Magic Quadrant positions vendors based on their ability to execute and completeness of vision.


“The depth and breadth of Symantec’s security portfolio gives our customers confidence in their ability to protect information throughout their environments,” said Francis deSouza, senior vice president, Enterprise Security Group, Symantec. “By being named a leader in these three security technologies, we believe Symantec provides customers with the tools they require to keep operations up and running while cost effectively minimizing IT risks.”


Email Security from Symantec

Symantec Brightmail Gateway leverages the depth and breadth of the Symantec Global Intelligence Network, and catches more than 99% of spam4 with less than one in a million false positives to deliver inbound and outbound messaging security, with effective and accurate real-time antispam and antivirus protection, advanced content filtering, data loss prevention, and email encryption. Symantec Brightmail Gateway, also a part of Symantec Protection Suite Enterprise Family and Symantec Protection Suite Advanced Business Edition, offers a new premium add-on service, Symantec Content Encryption, that integrates the powerful advanced content filtering and data loss prevention policies of Brightmail Gateway with a hosted encryption service to allow customers to encrypt sensitive outbound email without managing any additional infrastructure.


For hosted email security, Symantec offers MessageLabs Hosted Email Security, which combines advanced email antivirus, antispam, and content filtering capabilities delivered across a globally integrated infrastructure in an easy to manage solution that requires no on-site hardware or software. Part of an integrated approach to securing and managing email, Web, and instant messaging traffic, MessageLabs Hosted Email Security has industry-leading Service Level Agreements (SLAs) that cover 100 percent protection against known and unknown viruses, 99 percent spam capture rate and 100 percent service uptime and includes 24x7 global customer support through a dedicated team of hosted services specialists.


Security Information & Event Management from Symantec

Symantec Security Information Manager enables a documented, repeatable process for security threat response and IT policy compliance via integrated log management and incident response solutions. Real-time comprehensive correlation of malicious security activities includes Symantec’s unique global security intelligence to make it the platform for a world-class threat monitoring and response system. Symantec Security Information Manager is designed to deliver proactive security protection, helping organizations effectively demonstrate compliance and reduce overall security risk.


Data Loss Prevention from Symantec

Symantec Data Loss Prevention helps organizations measurably reduce their risk of data breaches, demonstrate regulatory compliance and safeguard their customers, brand and intellectual property. Symantec delivers a unified, content-aware data loss prevention solution that discovers, monitors and protects confidential data.


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1 Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for Secure E-Mail Gateways,” by Peter Firstbrook and Eric Ouellet, April 27, 2010

2 Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management,” by Mark Nicolett and Kelly M. Kavanaugh, May 13, 2010

3 Gartner, Inc. "Magic Quadrant for Content-Aware Data Loss Prevention," by Eric Ouellet and Paul E. Proctor, June 2, 2010

4 Confirmed per Virus Bulletin July 2010 results: http://www.virusbtn.com/vbspam/index


About the Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrants are copyrighted 2010 by Gartner, Inc. and are reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.


About Symantec

Symantec is a global leader in providing security, storage and systems management solutions to help consumers and organizations secure and manage their information-driven world. Our software and services protect against more risks at more points, more completely and efficiently, enabling confidence wherever information is used or stored. More information is available at www.symantec.com.


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