Cupertino, Calif. June 23, 1999 - Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in utility software for business and personal computing, today announced Tivoli Manager for Norton 2000 2.0, IT Director Edition. Tivoli Manager for Norton 2000 2.0 combines Symantec's Norton 2000 2.0, the best and most cost-effective Y2K analysis and testing product, with the Tivoli IT Director, the most comprehensive systems and network management product available for small and mid-sized businesses.
Tivoli Manager for Norton 2000 2.0 enables network managers to use the centralized control and systems management capabilities of Tivoli IT Director with Norton 2000 2.0 to identify Year 2000 issues throughout the IT network. The combination of these products enables IT managers to centrally manage the Y2K remediation process and provide more rapid and efficient Year 2000 readiness for their small to mid-sized businesses.
"The enhanced features of Symantec's Tivoli Manager for Norton 2000 2.0, when combined with the management capabilities of Tivoli IT Director, can clearly give customers a head-start on understanding the readiness status of their IT environment," said Mike O'Rourke, vice president of Packaged Solutions at Tivoli Systems Inc. "Tivoli is committed to providing robust solutions that can help customers successfully manage the processes associated with Year 2000 readiness. Our partnership with Symantec is evidence of our on-going efforts to provide added value for our customers."
"Tivoli Manager for Norton 2000 2.0 provides Tivoli customers a single administrative console for quickly and easily distributing and managing Symantec's award-winning Y2K software throughout their network environment. As a result, businesses can easily prepare themselves for the rapidly approaching century-date change," said Enrique Salem, vice president of Symantec's Security and Assistance Business Unit.
By combining Norton 2000 Y2K capabilities with Tivoli IT Director, users can centrally generate events based on the severity of century-date compliance on client machines. Tivoli Manager for Norton 2000 2.0 integration features a centralized log file that displays the results of scans on multiple computers, thereby eliminating the need for an administrator to wade through log files of each end-user machine. The results are saved on the console machine, making a repair, upgrade, or replacement more efficient with software distribution and file transfer capabilities.
Channel partners providing Year 2000 services can use Tivoli Manager for Norton 2000 2.0 to reduce time for Year 2000 testing and provide more efficient upgrade, replacement, and ongoing maintenance for customers. In addition, Tivoli Manager for Norton 2000 2.0 also provides a platform for extensive application upgrades for ERP, accounting, or custom packages that will have to be upgraded or replaced because of Year 2000 issues.
Flexible Scanning, Reporting, and Remediation with Norton 2000 2.0 Norton 2000 2.0 allows users to guard the mission-critical data residing on desktop and laptop computers by scanning data, applications, and hardware, and then alerting the user to non-compliance problems that may lead to financial losses, and liability issues. Version 2.0 of Norton 2000 includes enhanced administrative features, improved database options, and flexible correction capabilities. New scanning and reporting options allow an organization to compile reports with different levels of detail and set its own criteria for measuring risk. Version 2.0 also supports the ability to sort the log window results from the data scan by severity, and filter the data by issues, errors, and notes.
In addition, Norton 2000 2.0's new Fix Assistant for Microsoft Excel allows for quick and easy remediation of common, repetitive year 2000 issues in data. Norton 2000 scans Excel, Lotus 1-2-3, Access, dBase, Paradox, and Quattro Pro files. It identifies, prioritizes, and reports on data calculation anomalies in spreadsheet cells and formulas, database fields, and forms text.
Norton 2000 2.0 features enterprise project management and data analysis tools. The Norton 2000 Database assists administrators in identifying desktop Year 2000 problems across the entire organization by evaluating progress towards complete Year 2000 compliance. Results from the system date test, application scan, and data scan can be combined and rolled into the Norton 2000 Database.
Norton 2000 continues to earn praise from publications representing both the public and private sectors. In January, Government Computer News awarded Norton 2000 its Reviewer's Choice designation for outperforming six competitors, and Windows Magazine named Norton 2000 to its influential WinList-the only Y2K solution to receive the recognition.
Symantec is the world leader in utility software for business and personal computing. Symantec products and solutions help make users productive and keep their computers safe and reliable anywhere and anytime. Symantec offers a broad range of solutions and is acclaimed as a leader in both customer satisfaction and product brand recognition. Symantec is traded on Nasdaq under the symbol SYMC. More information on the company and its products can be obtained at www.symantec.com.
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