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Symantec Offers Anti-spam Protection

September 29, 2006; 02:48 AM
Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced Symantec Mail Security with Premium AntiSpam for Windows Small Business Server, which provides small businesses using Microsoft(R) Exchange 2000/2003 with advanced content filtering and protection against viruses, spyware, and adware. In addition, the solution includes Symantec Premium AntiSpam, powered by industry-leading technology and response, to provide best-of-breed spam prevention without requiring additional administration or software installation.

"CBI believes Symantec Mail Security is our best solution for controlling spam and virus-infected emails," said Daniel Gregory, Vice President of Business Development, Creative Breakthroughs, Inc. "With Symantec's new product offering, we can now offer our SMB clients a high value, cost effective solution for their Microsoft Exchange 2000/2003 servers."

"Most small businesses have server-based networks and are interested in an easy-to-use, cost effective solution that not only manages the growing influx of spam but also protects against today's sophisticated e-mail threats," said Francis deSouza, vice president of Enterprise Messaging Management, Symantec. "Symantec Mail Security with Premium AntiSpam for Windows Small Business Server addresses the specific needs of small businesses, offering the market's best solution to help protect confidential information, reduce downtime, and control costs associated with spam and virus outbreaks."

According to the "E-mail Security Market 2006-2010" report from market research firm Radicati, small and medium businesses comprise the largest portion of the messaging security market, with small businesses making up 22 percent of the worldwide installed base. Additionally, adoption of messaging security by small businesses is expected to grow to 26 percent of the total worldwide install base by 2010. This rapid growth can be attributed to several factors, including greater awareness of threats and complex attacks, and increased adoption of a multi-layered protection strategy.

Symantec Mail Security with Premium AntiSpam for Windows Small Business Server delivers industry-leading antivirus to defend against new and unknown viruses and security risks, with attachment and subject-line blocking capabilities and hourly definition updates to protect against emerging threats. Mass-mailer protection helps eliminate messages containing worm viruses, and integration with Symantec LiveUpdate allows for enterprise-wide deployment of virus definitions without stopping scan services or incurring server downtime. In addition, user- and group-based policy enforcement rules allow for the creation of both targeted rules and exceptions to global rules, which can also filter content within most file types and block files based on true file type (not just file extension).

Symantec Mail Security with Premium AntiSpam for Windows Small Business Server also features the best combination of anti-spam effectiveness and accuracy available in the market today. Multi-layered spam prevention leverages more than 20 filtering technologies, including spam signatures, heuristics, reputation filters, language identification and proprietary methods, with automatic updates occurring within every 10 minutes. The service enables organizations to achieve high detection rates of 95 percent and the industry's highest accuracy rate against false positives (99.9999 percent), allowing users to safely delete spam without review.

Finally, an enhanced administrative user interface enables administrators to easily manage both individual servers and groups of servers remotely, and improved reporting generates scheduled summary and detail reports which can be emailed upon generation.
Symantec has a broad portfolio of market-leading products designed to protect and optimize Windows environments. These affordable solutions ensure that small and mid-sized organizations, as well as large enterprises, keep their information assets secure and available.

Symantec Enterprise Messaging Management
Symantec is the first company to deliver complete, end-to-end Enterprise Messaging Management capabilities, keeping messaging systems and data both secure and readily available. Symantec Enterprise Messaging Management provides industry-leading products and services designed to help eliminate unnecessary costs by reducing large volumes of unwanted spam, stopping viruses and worms, automatically managing the lifecycle of older messages through archiving, and by helping to keep customers' communications infrastructures resilient against failure.

Symantec Mail Security with Premium AntiSpam for Windows Small Business Server is available through Symantec's worldwide network of value-added authorized resellers, distributors and systems integrators. Organizations can be connected with Symantec's resellers and distributors in their areas by visiting the Symantec Solution Provider locator at partnernet.symantec.com/internet/locator/Locator01.asp.

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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