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Symantec Leads Market in Both Security and Storage Software in Asia Pacific Japan

Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced market share leadership in both security and storage software in Asia Pacific and Japan, according to the IDC Asia/Pacific and Japan Semiannual Software Tracker H2 2008.
  • 15 June, 2009 16:32

<p>Symantec Leads Market in Both Security and Storage Software in Asia Pacific Japan</p>
<p>Leading market research firm validates Symantec’s leadership in security, data protection and recovery, and storage infrastructure</p>
<p>SYDNEY, Australia – 15 June, 2009 – Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced market share leadership in both security and storage software in Asia Pacific and Japan, according to the IDC Asia/Pacific and Japan Semiannual Software Tracker H2 2008.</p>
<p>IDC reports that Symantec is the clear market share leader in key IDC storage software categories:</p>
<p>Data protection and recovery software, with a 30 per cent market share in 2008 as calculated by IDC, twice that of its next largest competitor
Storage infrastructure software, with a 26 per cent market share
Symantec also continues to lead the security software market with a 16 per cent share.</p>
<p>“Symantec’s position as a leader in both the security and storage software markets in Asia Pacific and Japan attests to the performance of our broad portfolio of solutions and our deep commitment to serving the needs of our customers,” said Bernard Kwok, senior vice president, Symantec Asia Pacific and Japan. “Across the region, organisations continue to turn to Symantec to help them secure and manage their information-driven world against more risks at more points, more completely and efficiently than with any other company.”</p>
<p>Symantec Streamlines Storage
Symantec delivers a comprehensive family of storage products that enable companies to ensure the availability of their business-critical data. With Symantec storage management solutions, businesses can standardise and automate the management of heterogeneous storage platforms to maximise storage utilisation, increase IT responsiveness and lower infrastructure and operational costs. Symantec data protection solutions enable businesses to prepare for and recover both data and systems in instances of equipment failure, accidental loss of data, or a disaster. With Symantec archiving tools, businesses can automate the retention and storage of email, files, instant messages and other unstructured content in accordance with IT policies.</p>
<p>Veritas Storage Foundation includes industry leading Veritas File System and Veritas Volume Manager and provides a comprehensive solution for heterogeneous online storage management. Veritas CommandCentral provides centralised visibility and control across physical and virtual server and storage environments while reducing risks and costs.</p>
<p>Symantec Backup Exec and Veritas NetBackup are the market leading backup and recovery solutions, protecting more than 1.5 million customers, and Symantec Enterprise Vault is the world’s leading active archiving software. Together, these products help organisations protect information completely, store less, find information faster, manage data easily and recover any application or information.</p>
<p>Symantec Secures Half the World’s Information
Symantec’s security solutions protect approximately half of the world’s information – including an estimated one third of the world’s email – and are backed by the Symantec Global Intelligence Network, a unique intelligence network consisting of some of the most comprehensive sources of Internet threat data in the world. With a Global Intelligence Network that has more than 240,000 sensors in over 200 countries, security capabilities that span 72,000 technologies from more than 11,000 vendors, and Security Operations Centres worldwide, Symantec is providing its customers with deep insight and an ability to respond rapidly to new threats.</p>
<p>Through an information- and identity-centric approach to security that is device and platform independent, Symantec can assist in the protection of information, personal identities, interactions and communications against online fraud, spam, viruses, malware, inadvertent loss, theft and more, regardless of the system or technology.</p>
<p>Symantec Protection Suite Small Business Edition and Symantec Protection Suite Enterprise Edition are comprehensive solutions designed to secure firms against security risks and business interruptions, ensuring systems and critical information are readily available.</p>
<p>The easy-to-use, enterprise level protection of Symantec Protection Suite Small Business Edition allows small businesses to quickly get up and running with the confidence that their organisational assets are protected, thus allowing them to focus on their business.</p>
<p>About Symantec
Symantec is a global leader in providing security, storage and systems management solutions to help consumers and organisations secure and manage their information-driven world. Our software and services protect against more risks at more points, more completely and efficiently, enabling confidence wherever information is used or stored. More information is available at</p>
<p>NOTE TO EDITORS: If you would like additional information on Symantec Corporation and its products, please visit the Symantec News Room at All prices noted are in U.S. dollars and are valid only in the United States.</p>
<p>Symantec and the Symantec Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Symantec Corporation or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.</p>
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