SINGAPORE -- 23 August, 2005 - Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced its Email Security and Availability solution, establishing Symantec as the only company addressing the full range of business and IT needs around keeping messaging systems and data secure and readily available. Symantec Email Security and Availability provides industry-leading products and services designed to drive down customer costs by reducing large volumes of unwanted spam, stopping viruses, automatically managing the lifecycle of older emails through archiving, and by helping to keep customer's email infrastructures resilient against failure.
"Symantec is determined to ensure its customers achieve higher levels of security and availability around critical information systems, including email, as it has become the primary form of business communication," said John Schwarz, president, Symantec Corp. "Symantec will continue to provide customers with the comprehensive layers of protection and response needed to minimize the risk of failure, as well as give customers the confidence that should disruption occur, systems can be restored rapidly and securely."
Email Security and Availability from Symantec helps customers meet internal business and external regulatory requirements for the management of corporate data stored in email. Organizations across numerous industries, such as financial services, health care and government, are under increasing pressure to demonstrate active retention and supervision of their email traffic. Symantec Email Security and Availability ensures email systems are secure and allows companies to get a better handle on email management to reduce the costs involved in legal discovery of email and control information being sent internally and externally.
"To maximize email's value, control its rising costs, and reduce vulnerabilities, IDC believes that organizations need to look at email as an end-to-end process. This holistic approach demands a comprehensive email solution that enhances security and increases availability," says Chris Christiansen, vice president of security products and services, IDC. "This requires an information integrity strategy that integrates email security with archiving and policy-driven storage management."
Symantec Helps Customers Protect and Secure Critical Email Communications
Direct Media, Inc., a Greenwich, Connecticut-based diversified direct marketing services company, uses both Symantec Mail Security and Enterprise Vault to protect and manage its rapidly growing email stores and avoid unnecessary storage hardware expenditures. Direct Media's email stores contain critical information on client's marketing campaigns, and this historical data is often used to formulate future campaigns. "Email is one of Direct Media's most critical applications because it is the way we communicate with our clients. Symantec protects our email system against corruption due to viruses and helps ensure the information we store is free of malicious content," says Kevin Ladd, director of infrastructure, Direct Media, Inc. "Symantec helps Direct Media save both time and money by reducing the amount of infected and unwanted emails we receive, and by helping us migrate older email information to less expensive storage."
Symantec Helps Customers with Exchange Migration
Symantec Email Security and Availability also significantly reduces the cost and time of migrating to newer versions of Microsoft Exchange. Because enterprises use email as a primary communications and document sharing and management tool, any problems encountered during the process of migrating from Exchange 5.5 to Exchange 2003 could result in the loss of critical business records. Email Security and Availability ensures data security and protection while reducing the time and cost of migration. Recovery takes minutes instead of hours with no downtime.
"Symantec and Microsoft have worked together for many years to help customers secure their messaging and collaboration systems," said Dan'l Lewin, corporate vice president, developer and platform evangelism group, Microsoft. "The Symantec email security and availability products that are built on the Microsoft platform are designed to help Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 customers upgrade to Exchange Server 2003, offering our mutual customers enhanced data protection and accessibility."
Symantec Email Security and Availability offers customers a comprehensive, best-of-breed solution to ensure the security of email information and the availability of their mission critical email system. Gartner has placed Enterprise Vault in the Leaders Quadrant of its Magic Quadrant for E-mail Active-Archiving, 20051, and Symantec Mail Security in the Leaders Quadrant of its Magic Quadrant for Email Security Boundary, 1H052. [Magic Quadrant Disclaimer*]
More information about Email Security and Availability is available at http://www.information-integrity.com/default.cfm.
Licensing and Availability
The Symantec Email Security and Availability solution is available through Symantec's network of authorized value-added resellers, distributors and systems integrators. Organizations seeking a reseller or distributor should contact Symantec at https://partnernet.symantec.com/internet/locator/Locator01.asp.
Symantec is the world leader in providing solutions to help individuals and enterprises 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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1 Magic Quadrant for E-mail Active-Archiving, 2005; Carolyn DiCenzo and Kenneth Chin; April 4, 2005
2 Magic Quadrant for E-mail Security Boundary, 1H05; Arabella Hallawell; July 2005
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