Symantec's pcANYWHERE32 Receives Check Point Software OPSEC
Integration via OPSEC Architecture Provides Customers with
Secure Environment for Conducting Business Transactions from Remote Locations
Cupertino, Calif. June 11, 1999 - Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC)
announced today that pcANYWHERE32, the world's leading remote control/remote
access software, has received OPSEC Certification from Check Point Software
Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHKP), the worldwide leader in secure enterprise
networking. OPSEC Certification through Check Point Software's Open Platform for
Secure Enterprise Connectivity (OPSEC) Alliance ensures interoperability with
Check PointO FireWall-1O and Check Point VPN-1O solutions. By securing and
logging pcANYWHERE32 traffic at the firewall and VPN gateway, Check Point
Software and Symantec are providing a greater level of manageability and security
for their joint customers. This interoperability enhances security and eases
network management of mobile professionals and support staff using pcANYWHERE32
to access, control or support PCs on opposite sides of the corporate firewall or
"OPSEC Certification underscores Symantec's continued dedication to providing
customers with the most powerful tools that make computing safe and reliable
anytime, anywhere," said Christopher Calisi, vice president of the Remote
Productivity Solutions Business Unit at Symantec. "Leveraging the OPSEC
architecture further supports our customers' needs for an easy to use, secure
environment for conducting business."
"We are pleased to announce the OPSEC Certification of pcANYWHERE32," said
Asheem Chandna, vice president of marketing and business development for Check
Point Software Technologies. "Our mutual customers will enjoy seamless
integration between Symantec's pcANYWHERE32 and our market-leading FireWall-1 and
VPN-1 enterprise security solutions."
pcANYWHERE32 is the top-selling remote control and file transfer software.
pcANYWHERE32 makes it easy for users to connect to the office PC from home or the
road, allowing users to remotely control their office PCs via modem or the
Internet and synchronize files between the two computers. IT professionals and
help desk personnel use pcANYWHERE32 to provide hands-on support to mobile,
remote and LAN-based users from anywhere to quickly and easily close help desk
calls and maximize users and support staff productivity. Using pcANYWHERE32
support staff also deliver training materials and pre-configured software updates
to many users at once.
Check Point Software's Open Platform for Secure Enterprise Connectivity (OPSECO)
is an open architecture solution that provides the industry's only
enterprise-wide policy management and policy enforcement framework. The more than
200 companies which are part of the OPSEC Alliance leverage the OPSEC framework
to provide customers choice and an integrated architecture to centrally manage
all aspects of secure enterprise networking. These partners have made OPSEC the
most successful alliance in the industry by building certified products and
solutions that extend the OPSEC architecture in four key ways:
- Framework: Use a combination of published OPSEC application programming interfaces (APIs),
and industry standards for policy management and policy
enforcement integration in areas including public key infrastructure, directory
services, content security, authentication and authorization, intrusion
detection, event analysis and reporting and high availability.
- Infrastructure: Provide customers with the widest choice in platforms by
embedding Check Point Software technology in the network infrastructure including
servers, switches, and appliances.
- Passport: Work with Check Point Software to insure that application-level
policies can be managed and enforced across the network to secure the customer's
e-business and enterprise applications.
- Managed Services: Provide customers with the choice of secure enterprise
networking solutions available as a complete managed service offering.
Symantec is the world leader in utility software for business and personal computing.
Symantec products and solutions help make users productive and keep their computers
safe and reliable anywhere and anytime. Symantec offers a broad range of solutions
and is acclaimed as a leader in both customer satisfaction and product brand
recognition. Symantec is traded on Nasdaq under the symbol SYMC. More information
on the company and its products can be obtained at www.symantec.com.
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