Symantec System Center Provides Systems And Policy Management For
Norton Antivirus Enterprise Solution
Centralized Management Console Enables IT to Take Proactive Approach
to Keeping Systems Running at Peak Performance
CUPERTINO, Calif. Sept. 14, 1999 - Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC)
today announced Symantec System Center, a highly scalable systems and policy
management tool that allows IT administrators to proactively address threats that
impact cost, credibility, and uptime. The Symantec System Center is a key
component of the Norton AntiVirus Enterprise Solution which enables centralized
management of Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition 7.0 across workstations and
Utilizing systems and policy management technology licensed from Intel, Symantec
System Center provides automatic node discovery that enables centralized
deployment and updating of the Norton AntiVirus Enterprise Solution across
Windows 95/98/NT/2000 clients and Windows NT and NetWare servers, reducing
deployment related costs. Complete end-point control over Norton AntiVirus
functionality provides administrators with the ability to configure and lockdown
settings in real-time and enforce corporate policies. On-demand management tasks
provide user management and real-time troubleshooting, reducing threats to system
uptime. Centralized event management and reporting enable IT administrators to
ensure established systems and policy management is being followed.
"IT is most concerned with cost, credibility, and uptime. The Norton AntiVirus
Enterprise Solution enables IT professionals to take a proactive approach to
address threats that negatively impact these issues," said Enrique Salem, vice
president of Symantec's Security and Assistance Business Unit. "Symantec System
Center provides organizations with the management tools required to proactively
set and lock down policies that keep systems up-to-date and properly configured."
Symantec System Center enables centralized deployment of Symantec's intelligent
solutions and updates across multiple Windows NT and NetWare networks. Symantec
System Center provides complete event management. IT administrators can
customize alerts/escalations and automate responses to specific actions for
individual users, server groups, and across multiple platforms.
Symantec System Center also enables real-time communications with Windows
95/98/NT/2000 clients and Windows NT and NetWare servers, enabling administrators
to respond quickly to potential threats. For example, administrators can use
Symantec System Center to enact virus sweeps across the individual nodes, groups
of nodes or the entire enterprise from a single location.
Built on award-winning technology from Symantec and Intel, administrators can use
Symantec System Center to automatically update virus definitions--and the
administrator can configure the level of automation. For example, when a client
workstation detects a possible virus, that event can trigger Norton AntiVirus to
automatically attempt a repair. If the repair is unsuccessful an event can be
triggered to send the infected file to a quarantined area and to send an alert to
the administrator. Because administrators are able to receive notification in
several ways, including paging, Internet E-mail (SMTP), client message dialog,
SNMP trap and network broadcast alerts, the console does not require a full-time
operator. As a result, administrators are able to maintain the safety and
security of their systems, as well as their credibility, in the event a new or
unknown virus attacks their network.
Symantec System Center is expected to be available in October 1999.
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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