Dayton Hudson Corporation Turns to Symantec to Protect
Network and Reduce Remote Worker Cost
General Merchandise Retailing Company Purchase Licenses for 32,500 Seats of
Norton AntiVirus and 12,500 Seats of pcAnywhere
Cupertino, Calif Ė August 30, 1999 -- Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC) announced today that Dayton Hudson Corporation, the company that operates 881 Target stores, 267 Mervynís stores and 63 other department stores across the nation has purchased a site license for 32,500 seats of Norton AntiVirus and 12,500 seats of pcAnywhere.
Dayton Hudson decided to migrate to Norton AntiVirus following a wide-ranging review of its anti-virus strategy. The company will rely on Norton AntiVirus to protect its network from virus detection at every level from email gateway through the server and desktop.
"Ensuring our enterprise is free of viruses is critical to the success of our businesses. The Symantec solution will not only protect our network from viruses, it can easily be integrated into our existing infrastructure and processes and simplify ongoing administration and management . After reviewing the options, Symantec's Norton AntiVirus was clearly the most effective fit," said Joel Smollen, PC & LAN technical services team lead.
Smollen added that the additional purchase of a 12,500 seat license for pcAnywhere is aimed at improving IS efficiency and reducing costs by remotely managing servers at multiple headquarters buildings, 21 distributions centers, more than 100 remote offices and 1,211 retail locations.
pcAnywhere is Symantecís market leading PC connectivity solution and enables IT professionals to troubleshoot problems and deliver helpdesk support remotely. This proven, comprehensive solution allows helpdesk personnel to more quickly resolve user problems, and allows remote employees to access office-based files and applications easily.
Norton AntiVirus is the number one anti-virus software in the world, providing automatic
protection against viruses and other malicious code at all entry points. Norton AntiVirus is the
only anti-virus software to include security-enhancing, state-of-the-art technologies
such as LiveUpdate, NAVEX, Scan and Deliver, Bloodhound, and AutoProtect as well as expert support from the Symantec AntiVirus Research Center (SARC). Norton AntiVirus is also an integral component of Symantec's award-winning Norton SystemWorks utility suite.
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 Dayton Hudson Corporation
Dayton Hudson Corporation operates large-store general merchandise formats, including discount stores, moderate-priced promotional and traditional department stores. The company currently operates 1,211 stores in 44 states. This includes 881 Target stores, 267 Mervyn's stores and 63 Department Stores.
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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