Symantec's Norton Ghost Ships With Complete Line of Iomega External Hard Drives
Iomega Signs Agreement with Symantec to Protect Customer Data Against Disaster
CUPERTINO, Calif. - Jan. 26, 2004 -
Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in Internet security, today announced a bundling agreement with Iomega Corporation, a global leader in portable data storage, to include Symantec's Norton Ghost 2003 with Iomega internal and external hard drives shipped worldwide. Norton Ghost is the premier tool for protecting against computer disasters. Iomega external hard drives, available in portable, desktop and network configurations, are easy-to-use, high-value storage solutions to help people protect, secure, capture, and share their digital information.
"Disaster recovery is an essential component of a viable storage solution," said Sean Burke, vice president and general manager of mobile and desktop solutions, Iomega Corporation. "By including Symantec's Norton Ghost with our award-winning Iomega hard drives, we are providing our customers a complete solution for protecting their data from computer disasters."
"The bundling of Iomega external hard drives with Norton Ghost gives computer users the tools they need to safely, easily, and reliably store, protect, and back up their data," said Matthew Moynahan, vice president of Product Management, Client and Host Security Division, at Symantec. "With Norton Ghost, Iomega users have the most powerful solution available for system upgrading, hard drive backups, and data recovery."
Norton Ghost 2003 features an intuitive Windows interface that makes it easy for Iomega users to create regular backups of their system or to copy hard drives during system upgrades. When Iomega users receive their new hard drive, they can use Norton Ghost to copy their old data to the new hard drive. In case of a computer disaster, file restoration is easy and simple from a comprehensive disk image. Norton Ghost also includes powerful standalone utilities for navigating disk images and partitioning disks.
Symantec is the world leader in providing solutions to help individuals and enterprises assure the security, availability, and integrity of their information. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has operations in more than 40 countries. More information is available at www.symantec.com.
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