CUPERTINO, Calif. Oct. 11, 1999 - Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC) announced today that Quality Integration Services, Inc., a global systems integrator, bought a 150,000 seat license for Symantec's Norton Ghost disk-cloning product to configure and distribute new PCs more effectively and cost efficiently.
Norton Ghost works by creating an identical image of a hard disk drive, effectively taking a 'snapshot' of all the files - including hidden and system files that make up the operating system, applications and configurations settings. This image can then be copied simultaneously to any number of servers, to create completely identical installations. Norton Ghost enables increased productivity by allowing multiple workstations to be installed at the same time.
Quality Integration Services will use the Symantec solution at multiple distribution sites across the United States to image files and create copies of the original disk onto all incoming machines.
"Norton Ghost is one of the most sophisticated disk-copying programs available. Our administrators can set up a single PC and clone a standard disk image across the entire enterprise, which further improves efficiency," said Kevin Olson, director of support operations for Quality Integration Services.
About Quality Integration Services, Inc.
Quality Integration Services is a company of MicroAge, Inc. providing the most advanced integration capabilities, quality processes and technical expertise in the industry. Quality Integration Services offers faster standard and custom integration services for systems and kiosks with everything from proprietary to advanced networking systems. Quality Integration Services is ISO 9001 certified by the International Organizations for Standardization, a worldwide federation of member bodies which establishes standards and policies designed to promote quality and consistency within organizations. The company is based in Tempe, Ariz.
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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