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Symantec Positioned as a Leader in Three Recent Magic Quadrants

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – August 24, 2011 – 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.


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“To give our customers confidence that their information and infrastructure are protected, Symantec will continue to innovate and deliver multiple layers of protection and increased visibility,” said Sean Doherty, Security Group CTO, Symantec. “We believe being recognized as a leader in three important areas of security technology is evidence that our diverse security portfolio is ideally suited for today’s complex threat landscape.”


Symantec Data Loss Prevention

Symantec, the recognized world leader in Data Loss Prevention, delivers a proven solution to discover, monitor and protect confidential data wherever it is stored or used. The solution allows organizations to measurably reduce the risk of a data breach, establish broad-based security awareness and safeguard customer privacy, brand equity and intellectual property.


Email Security from Symantec

Symantec Messaging Gateway delivers inbound and outbound messaging security and leverages the depth and breadth of the Symantec Global Intelligence Network to catch more than 99% of spam4 with less than one in a million false positives. Symantec Messaging Gateway combines effective and accurate real-time antispam and antivirus protection, advanced content filtering and email encryption. In addition, Symantec Messaging Gateway integrates Symantec’s leading data loss prevention technology to protect confidential information.


For hosted email security, Symantec offers Symantec MessageLabs Email Security.cloud, 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, Email Security.cloud 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. Comprehensive real-time correlation of malicious security with the Symantec Global Intelligence Network, one of the world’s leading cyber intelligence communities, makes it a world-class threat monitoring and response system. Symantec Security Information Manager delivers proactive security protection, helping organizations effectively demonstrate compliance and reduce overall security risk.


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About the Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrants are copyrighted 2011 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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1 Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for Content-Aware Data Loss Prevention,” by Eric Ouellet and Rob McMillan, August 10, 2011

2 Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for Secure Email Gateways” by Peter Firstbrook and Eric Ouellet, August 10, 2011

3 Gartner, Inc. "Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management," by Mark Nicolett and Kelly M. Kavanagh, May 13, 2011

4 Confirmed per Virus Bulletin July 2011 results: http://www.virusbtn.com/vbspam/index