Symantec Announces Support for Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2
CUPERTINO, Calif. - Aug. 6, 2004 -
Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in information security,
today announced that its award-winning consumer and enterprise antivirus
and integrated security products, along with its enterprise administration
solutions, are compatible with Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2
(SP2) which was released to manufacturing today.
"The need for comprehensive Internet security is an issue that
should be of concern to all computer users," said Stephen Cullen,
senior vice president, Security Products and Solutions at Symantec.
"Symantec encourages Microsoft's efforts to increase public
awareness of the need for computer security with the release of Windows
XP Service Pack 2. Symantec is pleased to help safeguard Windows users
with its Service Pack 2-compatible consumer and enterprise antivirus
and integrated security products."
Symantec antivirus and integrated security products are unique in
the industry because they provide an additional layer of security
by hiding or cloaking their status on the user's computer from
third-party detection. To enable Microsoft's Window's
Security Center in SP2 to detect the status of Symantec products,
Symantec will be making a product update available for download through
its LiveUpdate technology.
Users of Norton brand products can get additional information on
Window XP SP2 compatibility by visiting http://service.symantec.com/xpinfo.
Enterprise customers who have questions about Service Pack 2 compatibility
should visit http://service.symantec.com/spinfo or contact their technical
"Delivering Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security
Technologies is an important step in helping to get our customers
more secure," said Neil Charney, director, Windows Client Product
Management at Microsoft. "We're pleased with Symantec's
continued support and commitment to work with us in the area of security
now and in the future."
Symantec enterprise administration solutions allow enterprise customers
to quickly deploy service packs such as Windows XP Service Pack 2,
roll out thousands of new PCs, migrate existing PCs to new operating
systems, identify systems with missing patches or security hot fixes,
protect Windows-based systems, and more.
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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