Symantec Offers Tivoli Customers a Free Upgrade to Norton Antivirus Plus, the Industry's First Certified Tivoli Ready Antivirus Solution
CUPERTINO, Calif. - January 13, 1999 - Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in utility software for business and personal computing, today announced the release of Norton AntiVirus Plus for Tivoli Enterprise and Norton AntiVirus Plus for Tivoli IT Director, which allow complete management of Norton AntiVirus 5.0 from within these Tivoli environments. This announcement allows Tivoli customers to leverage their investment in Tivoli systems management solutions and Norton AntiVirus 5.0 with a free upgrade to Norton AntiVirus Plus. Norton AntiVirus is the only virus protection software to be certified Tivoli-Ready by the Tivoli Partner Association. The Tivoli-Ready logo is the guarantee to Tivoli customers that 3rd party products have passed rigorous certification testing by Tivoli to ensure the product delivers out-of-the-box integration with Tivoli management software.
"As a corporate solutions provider, Symantec is pleased to offer thousands of Tivoli customers a way to lower the cost of deploying, installing, and managing critical virus protection software throughout the enterprise," said Enrique Salem, vice president of Symantec's Security and Assistance Business Unit. "The combination of the leading anti-virus solution and the leading systems management solution provides the best virus protection available for Tivoli management product customers."
Now Tivoli administrators can distribute, update, and configure Norton AntiVirus for Windows 95, 98, and NT workstations and servers across the entire organization from the Tivoli Enterprise Framework and from within IT Director. Additionally, administrators can generate alerts and set automated responses to events through the Tivoli Enterprise Console (TEC) and IT Director. Tivoli administrators can reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) of their anti-virus software, and completely enforce desired AV policies company-wide.
Norton AntiVirus Plus for Tivoli Enterprise and Norton AntiVirus Plus for Tivoli IT Director allow Tivoli administrators to centrally manage award-winning Norton AntiVirus 5.0 from the Tivoli Management Framework, or from within Tivoli IT Director, respectively. As a result, Tivoli-Ready Norton AntiVirus Plus leverages an organization's investment in Tivoli management software by protecting it from destructive viruses, while easing the administrative burden of distributing virus definitions, product updates, and configuration files, throughout the organization lowering TCO.
Norton AntiVirus Plus for Tivoli Enterprise and for Tivoli IT Director represent a flexible solution for configuring Norton AntiVirus clients throughout an organization from the respective Tivoli management consoles, and are effective tools for enforcing anti-virus policies. Administrators can use Norton AntiVirus Plus to monitor the state of virus protection across an organization, including client configurations, thereby providing a proactive vehicle for addressing potential security problems before they arise. In addition, Norton AntiVirus Plus allows administrators to react automatically to actual or possible virus threats via instant notification to the Tivoli Enterprise Console or IT Director console via Tivoli agents. Administrators can also configure automated responses to threats.
Norton AntiVirus Plus for Tivoli Enterprise and Norton AntiVirus Plus for Tivoli IT Director are part of Symantec's suite of multi-tier virus protection products designed to protect the enterprise at the desktop, server, groupware servers, Internet, and gateway levels.
Pricing and Availability
Tivoli-Ready components of Norton AntiVirus are available now at no extra charge, with a corporate site license of Norton AntiVirus 5.0. The Tivoli-Ready Norton AntiVirus modules are available via the Platinum Support web page. The integration features are also available on Symantec's Norton AntiVirus Solutions CD 3.03.
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