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Symantec Positioned as a Leader in the Endpoint Protection Platforms Magic Quadrant

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Jan. 19, 2011 – Symantec Corp. today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner Inc. in the Leaders Quadrant of the 2010 Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms (EPP).


“Attention to better software management and maintenance is the key to reducing the attack surface and protecting users from social engineering attacks,” notes the Magic Quadrant report, which positions vendors based on their ability to execute and completeness of vision. “Application control, configuration management, and vulnerability detection and remediation are the most effective proactive forms of malware defense. These methods reduce the overall attack surface and neuter the vast majority of threats.”


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“As the security landscape rapidly changes, the traditional approaches to security fail to protect against the new sophisticated attacks,” said Art Gilliland, vice president for Symantec Enterprise Security Group. “We believe our position in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection confirms Symantec’s leadership in the execution and vision for our comprehensive and integrated security solution which delivers the protection and tools required to effectively stop the latest malware attacks.”


Symantec Endpoint Protection integrates antivirus, antispyware, desktop firewall, intrusion prevention, device and application control and optional network access control to deliver unmatched defense against malware for laptops, desktops and servers. It seamlessly integrates essential security technologies in a single agent and management console, increasing protection and helping lower total cost of ownership.


To address the challenges of endpoint security as a result of complex IT infrastructures, virtualized environments and consumerization of IT, Symantec has consistently augmented its endpoint security offering from a technology, efficacy and performance perspective. In a recent series of tests measuring the performance of enterprise and small business endpoint security solutions conducted by PassMark Software, Symantec Endpoint Protection outperformed all competitive products.


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Symantec helps organizations secure and manage their information-driven world with endpoint security, messaging security, web security, data protection and security management solutions.


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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