CUPERTINO, Calif. - April 5, 2004 - Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC), the global leader in information security, today announced Symantec Client Security 2.0, with zero-day protection for enterprise clients against blended threats and worms like Blaster, Welchia, and SoBig. Through integrated antivirus, firewall and intrusion prevention technologies, Symantec Client Security 2.0 protects enterprise clients from malicious code, unauthorized intrusions and port scans.
“Symantec Client Security is the ideal solution for organizations seeking better protection from today’s blended threats,” said Lily De Los Rios, vice president, client and host security, Symantec. “Blended threats made up 54 percent of malicious code submissions to Symantec’s response center over the last 6 months. Being able to provide zero-day protection while the customer deploys the appropriate patch is a key part of the value of Symantec Client Security. ”
Perimeter security alone is not sufficient to keep unwanted threats and intruders from infecting enterprise networks and spreading blended threats from client machines. With the ever-increasing speed in which today’s threats spread, Symantec Client Security 2.0 protects enterprise endpoints from unwanted intruders connecting to the corporate network.
Response time during a blended threat outbreak can be dramatically shortened through Symantec Client Security’s single update mechanism, combining virus definitions, firewall rules and intrusion detection signatures. The integration of multiple security functions enables Symantec to provide quick and comprehensive updates in a single LiveUpdate session when malicious code attacks occur, a much more efficient and effective alternative to multiple-product updates. Most important, these updates are delivered by the Symantec Security Response team, which provides fast, global, integrated analysis and response.
Symantec Client Security 2.0 is a centrally managed client security solution that integrates multiple security functions and includes the following new feature enhancements:
Symantec will host a Webcast titled “Securing Every Client: A Proactive Approach for Protecting Your Mobile, Remote and Networked Users” on Thursday, April 8, 2004 at 8 a.m. PST to provide further information on Symantec Client Security 2.0. Registration for the Webcast can be accessed at: http://enterprisesecurity.symantec.com/content/webcastinfo.cfm?webcastid=102.
Symantec Client Security is available through Symantec’s worldwide network of value-added resellers, distributors and systems integrators. To obtain licensing information or to locate a reseller, visit http://enterprisesecurity.symantec.com on the World Wide Web.
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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