CUPERTINO, Calif. - Oct. 31, 2005 - Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced three key enhancements to its Email Security and Availability solution, further establishing Symantec as the only company to currently offer a comprehensive family of products designed to ensure email is secure and email-based information is readily available. The new releases of Symantec Mail Security 5.0 for Domino and Symantec Mail Security 5.0 for Microsoft® Exchange extend integrated email security capabilities with spyware and adware detection and greater flexibility in filtering policies and reporting, while Symantec Enterprise Vault 6.0 Service Pack 1 now allows IBM Domino/Notes users to seamlessly archive and retain emails for regulatory and litigation purposes.
Symantec Email Security and Availability provides industry-leading products and services for the front- and back-ends of the email system, driving down customer costs by reducing large volumes of unwanted spam email, stopping viruses, automatically managing the lifecycle of older emails through archiving, and by helping to keep enterprise email infrastructure resilient against failure.
"Today's enterprises rely on email as a primary form of business communication. Therefore, it's imperative that systems remain running, protected and compliant,' says Brian Burke, Research Manager, IDC's Security Products Service. 'To that end, organizations require a comprehensive email solution that provides layers of protection and response to minimize the risk of failure, while also giving customers the confidence that should disruption occur, systems can be restored rapidly and securely."
"As email has become such a critical form of business communication, organizations require a comprehensive email solution that enhances security and increases availability," said Chris Miller, director of product management for Symantec Messaging and Web Security. "Symantec Email Security and Availability solutions integrate email security with archiving, backup and recovery tools, as well as policy-driven storage management to help customers keep email up and running."
Symantec Mail Security 5.0 for Domino, which now supports Domino 7, and Symantec Mail Security 5.0 for Microsoft Exchange offer expanded threat detection for non-viral risks such as spyware and adware. Support has also been added to allow the setting of filtering policies by users and users groups that leverage existing user directories in Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Domino environments. To ease the administrative burden of reporting, the solutions deliver on-demand and scheduled reports to administrator-selected email addresses, which provide various metrics on system health and configuration of the number of virus, spam and content violations found over a configurable period of time, including defaults for daily, weekly and monthly status reports.
Symantec Mail Security for Exchange also offers improved interoperability with email archiving systems, including Symantec's market-leading Enterprise Vault, which was acquired as part of the VERITAS merger announced earlier this year. These capabilities include real-time scanning to prevent unauthorized or inappropriate content from leaving the organization according to company-defined filtering policies, then to send the email to the archive for regulatory and legal retention.
Symantec Enterprise Vault 6.0 Service Pack 1 allows IBM Lotus Domino/Notes users to automatically capture journaled email and attachments in a secure, tamper-proof central repository for emails and attachments, helping them comply with policies and regulations around electronic records retention. Customers can then search archived email, attachments and metadata - along with other data in Enterprise Vault - to "mine" content in the archive. Finally, customers can now use the advanced legal discovery capabilities of Enterprise Vault Discovery Accelerator and supervisory review capabilities of Enterprise Vault Compliance Accelerator against archive Lotus Domino email. Enterprise Vault, which recently received the MSExchange.org Readers' Choice Award in the Exchange Archiving Solution category, can now archive information created on more than 90 percent of the world's leading messaging systems.
Symantec Mail Security 5.0 for Domino and Enterprise Vault 6.0 SP1 together ensures email systems are secure and allows companies to get a better handle on email management, reducing costs involved in legal discovery and review of email and control information being sent internally and externally.
Symantec Mail Security 5.0 for Microsoft Exchange, Symantec Mail Security 5.0 for Domino, Symantec Mail Security Enterprise Edition, and Symantec Enterprise Vault 6.0 Service Pack 1 are scheduled to be available in November through Symantec's worldwide network of value-added authorized resellers, distributors and systems integrators. Organizations can be connected with Symantec's resellers and distributors in their areas by visiting the Symantec Solution Provider locator at http://locator.symantec.com.
Symantec is the world leader in providing solutions to help individuals and enterprises in any industry assure the security, availability, and integrity of 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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