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Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 Passes 1.75 Million Installations Worldwide

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Nov. 15, 2011 – Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced the recently-released version of its flagship endpoint security software, Symantec Endpoint Protection 12, is being adopted by customers faster than any previous version, and is already installed on more than 1.75 million endpoints globally just three months after it was released.


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“Older security products are becoming less effective as cybercrime evolves. Installing or upgrading to Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 is critical to our customers’ efforts to protect their organizations against today’s more sophisticated and insidious targeted attacks,” said Chirantan “CJ” Desai, Senior Vice President, Endpoint & Mobility Group, Symantec. “Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 provides best in class endpoint security without slowing down performance, even in virtual environments.”


Lotus Renault Grand Prix

Information availability is one of the key business requirements for the Lotus Renault GP team, including trackside during Formula One races. Highly confidential information must be easily accessible, yet still secure from loss or theft. Lotus Renault GP, a long time Symantec Endpoint Protection user, recently upgraded to the new Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.


“We have staff traveling all of the time, and they require access wherever they are, and Symantec Endpoint Protection 12’s Insight and SONAR technologies protect information stored and accessed on all our endpoints without hurting performance, ” said Graeme Hackland, Director IS/IT, Lotus Renault GP.


Elliot Health System

Elliot Health System (EHS), the largest provider of comprehensive healthcare services in Southern New Hampshire, has been recognized as one of the nation’s “Most Wired” according to the results of the 2011 Most Wired Survey released today in the July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. EHS upgraded to Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 to secure its virtual environment without sacrificing performance of the virtual servers.


“We have spent the last decade developing a single electronic medical record (EMR) that is utilized throughout our health system, which means we have one electronic medical record system that can be viewed and read from all Elliot locations, and our virtualized systems play a critical role,” said Thomas Fairfield, manager of technology at Elliot Health System. “We have implemented Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 across 3,700 clients including 300 virtual servers, and have not experienced any performance issues related to the client install. Symantec made the process of upgrading from SEP 11 to SEP 12 very easy.”


Main Event Caterers

Annually, some 800 parties and events in the Washington, D.C. area are handled by Main Event Caterers. Main Event’s 50 full-time employees and 600 contract bartenders, waiters, and other staff put on events in historic homes, Potomac-cruising yachts, and even the Smithsonian Institution. An operation this multifaceted leans heavily on IT. Main Event employees use computers to work on hundreds of events at any given time—preparing proposals, developing floor plans and menus, and communicating with clients and venues. Food, beverage, staffing, and equipment requirements are communicated electronically, as are invoices and payments. Like most small businesses, Main Event does not have the large dedicated IT staff enterprises do, but it does face the same threats. Main Event implemented Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition to protect its information and systems from today’s sophisticated attacks without having to devote time and manpower to managing its security posture.


“Having a computer down isn’t just an inconvenience, it prevents us from doing our jobs,” said Cheryl Bennett, general manager, Main Event Caterers. “This work is stressful, demanding, and very fast-paced. You lose time when a computer is down, and when it comes back up you’re behind, you’re stressed, you don’t know which way to jump. Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition has eliminated computer outages related to malware, and that lets our employees tackle the things they’re here to tackle.”


Optimized for Virtualization

Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 was designed for optimal performance in virtual environments, with a new architecture that leverages out-of-guest components to eliminate AV storms without compromising any of the protection capabilities needed in light of today’s advanced threats. Third party benchmarks prove that Symantec completes scans twice as fast in VMware environments against competitive offerings like Trend Micro Deep Security, using less than 40% of the I/O, all while providing much stronger protection.


Unrivaled Security, Blazing Performance

Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 provides unmatched protection through Insight, Symantec’s award-winning community and cloud-based reputation technology, to detect and block new unknown threats earlier and more accurately than any other corporate security product. Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 also leverages Insight to reduce the overhead of virus scanning by as much as 70 percent by automatically identifying and whitelisting Symantec-trusted high-reputation files, eliminating significant scanning activity from each endpoint. In addition, SONAR, the world’s first hybrid behavioral-reputation engine, monitors running applications for suspicious behaviors to block zero-day and highly targeted threats in real-time. Symantec’s intrusion prevention system (IPS) technology blocks attacks at the network layer, before they can do damage to a computer. Together, these technologies make Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 the fastest, most effective, corporate endpoint security product on the market.


Switch to Symantec

Small and medium organizations currently using a competing endpoint security product may qualify for discounted pricing on Symantec Endpoint Protection 12. Symantec customers with a current maintenance contract are entitled to upgrade to Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 at no additional cost. Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 and Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition are now available for purchase through Symantec’s worldwide network of value-added authorized resellers, distributors and systems integrators or directly.


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