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Symantec

(company)
Software manufacturer of utility and development applications for Windows and Macintosh platforms. Products include ACT!, Norton Utilities, Norton AntiVirus, Symantec AntiVirus for Macintosh, Symantec Cafe.

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Symantec

(Symantec Corporation, Cupertino, CA, www.symantec.com) A software company founded in 1982 by Dr. Gary Hendrix. It was acquired by Gordon Eubanks in 1984 and released its Q&A file manager the following year. In 1990, it merged with Peter Norton Computing, Inc., developer of the well-known Norton Utilities and Norton Desktop programs, and became a specialist in antivirus and consumer security.

For several years following, Symantec acquired more than a dozen other software companies, including Central Point Software, maker of PC Tools, and Zortech, developer of C++ compilers. In December 2004, Symantec and software giant VERITAS Software Corporation, Mountain View, CA, announced a merger with the combined company to operate under the Symantec name.
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Symantec Corp (NASDAQ:SYMC) a provider of security, storage and systems management solutions, yesterday announced the completion of successful compatibility testing between its cloud-based medical image archiving solution, Symantec Health, and Siemens Healthcare's picture archiving and communications system (PACS) solutions.
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According to the company, Symantec Mobile Security Suite 5.0 has been designed to provide customers with the same security and data protection capabilities on their Windows Mobile smartphones and PDAs as on laptops and other computing devices.
The X1 Content Connector for Symantec Enterprise Vault is said to help customers realize the full value of their archiving system and enhance productivity by providing a unified view of all e-mail, wherever it is located.
Symantec IM Manager 8.0 also provides customers with innovative granular policy controls for all aspects of IM and real-time communications, including application sharing, file sharing, audio, video and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
Solutions such as Symantec LiveState Recovery give you the flexibility to restore from the local machine, a CD, a DVD, or a network storage device.
"This is a new threat targeting the Mac OS X line; there have been a few threats for OS 9," says Nancy Mohler, senior product manager for Symantec. According to Mohler and other experts, there are reports of the malicious Trojan circulating on peer-to-peer file-sharing networks, but no one has submitted a copy of it.
Symantec has said that Symantec Press will select security experts from within the company as well as from the outside to write the books.
The Secure Internet Interface includes new worm infection reports, at-a-glance summary pages, information on critical emerging threats and vulnerabilities, and recommendations on Symantec Managed Security Services' response activity around global emerging threats.
Symantec does not hire ex-virus writers, for both ethical and pragmatic reasons.
Symantec delivers comprehensive intrusion detection and prevention across the Gateway, Server and Client to help organizations protect key information assets, improve IT staff productivity by efficient use of resources, and lower costs by significantly reducing the number of false positives and security outbreaks.
Both graphics chipmaker Nvidia and security software vendor Symantec have realized significant growth in an era of lagging PC sales.