CUPERTINO, Calif. - Feb. 19, 2002 - Symantec Corporation, the world leader in Internet security, today announced that it has been selected the winner of one of the most prestigious awards in the field of Internet security - the 2002 RSA Award in Industry. The RSA Award in Industry is designed to reward an individual or organization that has demonstrated ongoing innovation in its technologies and products.
"Symantec Corporation has made an incredible impact on the antivirus security industry," said Art Coviello, CEO and president at RSA Security. "The company's innovative technologies developed to combat today's threats were a key factor in our decision. We congratulate Symantec on its award."
"This award recognizes Symantec's ongoing commitment to researching and developing leading-edge technologies," said John W. Thompson, Symantec chairman and CEO. "We are committed to leveraging our technologies to provide customers with the most comprehensive Internet security solutions available today."
Ninety-eight of the Fortune 100 companies rely on Symantec solutions, services and response capabilities every day to protect them from today's security threats, even sophisticated blended threats such as CodeRed and Nimda. The following are key highlights of Symantec's innovative technologies used to protect its customers from Internet security threats:
Symantec Enterprise Security provides any size organization with the technology, global response and services necessary to manage its information security. Symantec's comprehensive solution offers best-of-breed products to protect gateways, servers, and clients with firewall security, virus protection, intrusion detection, vulnerability management and virtual private networking (VPN). Symantec Security Response provides customers with comprehensive, global, 24X7 Internet security expertise to guard against today's blended Internet threats. Symantec Enterprise Security customers are also supported by one of the largest professional security organizations in the world, offering security consulting, security education and managed security services. For more information, please visit Symantec's enterprise Web site at http://enterprisesecurity.symantec.com/.
Instituted in 1998, the RSA annual award recognizes individuals and organizations that have made significant, ongoing contributions to security issues in the areas of mathematics, public policy and industry. The selection committee comprises members of the industry, academic community and public sector.
RSA Conference brings together decision-makers and influencers from all major markets, including consumer, education, financial, government, computer networking, telecommunications, Wall Street and the media for one of the industry's premier e-security and cryptography events.
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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