University of California, Davis Selects Norton Antivirus After Extensive Software Evaluation
UC Davis Purchases Licenses for 18,000 Seats of Norton AntiVirus
Cupertino, Calif, August 4, 1999 - Symantec Corporation
(Nasdaq: SYMC) announced today that the University of California, Davis has purchased a license for
18,000 seats of Norton AntiVirus to protect its campus wide network.
UC Davis selected Norton AntiVirus following an exhaustive two-month long evaluation program involving
15 testers. In addition to the Symantec product, the university tested software from Sophos, Command
Software and Network Associates for a range of functions from ease of installation, set-up and update along
with intuitiveness of virus detection.
UC Davis, ranked among the top 11 public universities nationally and admitted two years ago into the
prestigious Association of American Universities, deployed Norton AntiVirus campus wide for 14,000
users in April and purchased an additional 4,000 seats for student usage in May.
"There is a lot of criteria to consider when selecting an anti-virus solution, the features, overall
effectiveness of the product and the service you get from the vendor once the software is installed," says
Leigh Ann Giles, UC Davis Site License Coordinator. "At UC Davis, to achieve the largest acceptance among
the UC Davis campus population, the anti-virus solution evaluation considered ease of use, superior
performance and protection as the utmost priorities. Symantec's Norton AntiVirus ranked very high in all
categories we tested."
The Norton AntiVirus product line includes a multi-tier strategy that integrates a powerful anti-virus
solution at desktops, servers, groupware servers, Internet e-mail gateways and firewalls to provide users
with the most comprehensive virus detection and repair. The products provide users the security of
knowing they have the most complete protection available, whether downloading files from the Internet,
opening e-mail attachments or accessing floppy disks.
Symantec is a world leader in Internet security technology and technology
solutions that help companies manage and support workforces that use laptop
computers and other mobile devices.
The company is a leading provider of software products for the consumer market
and is rapidly growing its presence as a provider of solutions to enterprise organizations
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