Getronicswang, Peoplesoft And Siemens Westinghouse Turn To Symantec To Keep Networks Safe
Symantec Continues to Strengthen Corporate Business as Companies Purchase
Licenses for 23,000 Seats of Norton AntiVirus and 5,000 Seats of Norton 2000
CUPERTINO, Calif. August 24, 1999 - Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC)
announced today that GetronicsWang and PeopleSoft purchased site licenses
combining 23,000 seats of Norton AntiVirus to improve cost of ownership and
protect their networks. In addition, Siemens Westinghouse, one of the most
respected names in electrical engineering, has purchased a license for 5,000
seats of Norton 2000.
In reviewing their anti-virus strategies, an important consideration for both
companies was the need to protect their networks from malicious viruses as they
are discovered without incurring the cost of installing and reinstalling new
All Norton AntiVirus detection engines come from a single code base so that
modifications or updates to the engine in response to new virus strains can be
applied by customers across multiple platforms in a single, cost efficient
deployment as part of the LiveUpdate process to install new virus definitions.
GetronicsWang, the leading provider of information technology services to
businesses and governments worldwide, purchased a license for 16,000 seats of
Norton AntiVirus. Wang Government Services, Inc. installed approximately 2,500
of these licenses.
"We transitioned to Norton AntiVirus before the Melissa virus struck," says Bill
Luther, director of information systems, Wang Government Services. "We
downloaded the virus definition from Symantec and applied it across our network
very quickly. As a result, the impact of Melissa on our systems was minimal."
PeopleSoft, a leading global supplier of enterprise application software for
business and government, is also converting to Norton AntiVirus and purchased a
site license for 7,000 seats.
The company, which provides eBusiness and analytic applications for human
resource management, financials, distribution, manufacturing, and supply chain,
along with a range of industry-specific solutions, expects to complete its
migration to the Symantec product in July. "Norton AntiVirus offers all the
solutions we need in one package," said Mike Miller, PeopleSoft's information
As part of its strategy to ensure system compliancy to cope with the millennium
date change, Siemens Westinghouse purchased Norton 2000 for its comprehensive
Year 2000 solution for desktop PCs and distributed computing environments. "The
Norton 2000 product is one of several tools that has successfully helped us meet
our Y2K compliancy goals," says a Year 2000 project manager at Siemens
GetronicsWang is a wholly owned US subsidiary of Getronics, one of the world¹s
leading providers of Solutions and Services to the professional users of
Information and Communications Technology. With 33,000 employees in more than 44
countries, Getronics works with many of the world¹s largest companies to help
them maximize the value of their technology investment.
Getronics headquarters is located in Amsterdam, with regional head offices in
Boston, London, and Hong Kong. Getronics shares are traded on the Amsterdam
Stock Exchange (GTN¹). Further information about Getronics and its services can
be found on the World Wide Web at www.getronics.com.
Based in McLean, Virginia, Wang Government Services, Inc. is a leading provider
of information technology services to the United States federal government.
Further information on Wang Government Services can be found on the World Wide
Web at www.wangfed.com.
About Norton AntiVirus
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.
About Norton 2000
Norton 2000 is a powerful tool that proactively guards the mission-critical data
residing on desktop and laptop computers. Designed and created by the world's
most experienced utility software engineers, Norton 2000 scans data,
applications, and hardware and alerts the user to non-compliance problems that
may lead to financial losses, liability issues, and incompatibility with other
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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