CUPERTINO, Calif. — Jan. 24, 2000 - Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced that Saint Louis University purchased a license for 5,450 seats of Norton AntiVirus to protect its desktops and servers campus-wide. Saint Louis University, a premier Catholic, Jesuit institution with approximately 11,000 students, also purchased 2,000 seats of Norton Ghost.
"Our University was looking for a company that could provide one campus-wide solution," said Thomas Moberg, vice president and chief information officer. "Symantec's Norton AntiVirus and Norton Ghost ranked the highest against all other products we reviewed for a range of functions from ease of installation, set-up and update along with speed and intuitiveness of virus detection."
Saint Louis University will use Norton AntiVirus to guard against viruses and other malicious code at all entry points, including e-mail attachments and Internet downloads. Norton AntiVirus is built on sophisticated and powerful detection technologies including Striker/Striker32, Bloodhound as well as delivery mechanisms such as Scan and Deliver, LiveUpdate, and NAVEX. Together, these technologies will protect Saint Louis University workstations and servers from viruses, worms, Trojan Horses, password stealers, and malicious code in ActiveX controls and Java applets, thereby preventing the downtime and lost productivity that result from the infection and spread of destructive code.
With Norton Ghost, Saint Louis University system administrators can dramatically reduce the time they spend reconfiguring, cloning, or restoring PCs. Norton Ghost is the industry's premier tool for PC rollout, hardware migration, and disaster recovery. It leverages the proven cost-effective process of cloning a large number of PCs within a networked enterprise environment and extends those benefits even further by including remote management and post-cloning configuration capabilities. As a result, Norton Ghost will reduce the drain on Saint Louis University resources, thereby decreasing costs while helping Saint Louis University employees improve their productivity.
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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