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Symantec First to Offer Complete Endpoint Compliance Solution for Securing IP-Based Automated Teller Machines

CUPERTINO, Calif. - Nov. 21, 2005 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced the industry's first complete real-time endpoint compliance solution to implement fully protected Internet Protocol (IP) Automated Teller Machines (ATMs). Symantec IP-ATM Security includes antivirus, host intrusion prevention, device control, policy enforcement, remediation, and control over managed and unmanaged endpoints to provide banks a secure and manageable ATM infrastructure.

ATMs are one of the highest customer touch points and many banks want to leverage this channel to market new programs and provide more personalized financial status information. To achieve this flexibility, many banks are moving from fixed cost, proprietary networks to IP-based, Windows platform ATM networks. Without continuous compliance and extraordinary protection, these ATMs are susceptible to the same potential threats and vulnerabilities as any other computer connected to the Internet. With the Symantec IP-ATM Security solution banks and financial institutions can mitigate the risk from malicious attacks, viruses and hacking attempts to provide a safe banking experience for their end customers.

"The growth of ATMs on open networks with a Windows platform has increased the bank's susceptibility to malicious attacks from malware, Trojans, and worms that potentially could bring the ATM down," said David Miner, director of Financial Services solutions and strategies for Symantec Corporation. "The Symantec IP-ATM Security offering provides the flexibility needed to improve the customer experience, while balancing the need for protecting information assets and cost effectively reducing risk with a complete, easy to administer and manage solution."

Symantec IP-ATM is the only comprehensive solution that effectively protects ATMs from being compromised with a strategy that:

  • Protects the institution against known and unknown malware, viruses, worms, Trojans and spyware
  • Eliminates misconfiguration and misuse by locking down the ATM ports, protocol, and applications thereby reducing incident response reports and automating the remediation process
  • Reduces complexity with a single agent and centrally managed solution that enforces security best practices through policy enforcement, integrity checking and automated remediation
  • Enables financial organizations to gain control over ATM network security and ensure compliance across their ATM infrastructure

Addressing ATM security and availability is only one component of a complex and costly challenge facing financial institutions today. Symantec offers a range of solutions for managing, measuring and reporting on compliance, defending against attacks, securing online banking transactions and educating end consumers about how to reduce security risks.

The Symantec IP-ATM Security solution includes Symantec Sygate Enterprise Protection, and if anti-virus protection is needed, Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition, and Symantec Ghost. Banks can also extend the solution capabilities to integrate early warning through Symantec's DeepSight Alert Services and DeepSight Threat Management Services, along with back-up and system recovery capabilities through the LiveState Recovery Suite.

About Symantec
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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