Media releases are provided as is by companies and have not been edited or checked for accuracy. Any queries should be directed to the company itself.

Symantec Announces Participation in Cisco’s Network Admission Control Program

  • 19 November, 2003 11:50

<p>Below is a US release that crossed the wires overnight announcing Symantec's decision to join forces with Cisco Systems to provide solutions restricting network access to only compliant and trusted client machines. If you would like to arrange an interview with a Symantec spokesperson please contact Debbie Sassine on 02 9954 3299.</p>
<p>News Release</p>
<p>Symantec Announces Participation in Cisco’s Network Admission Control Program</p>
<p>Symantec Teams with Cisco to Create Interoperability Between Its Leading Anti-Virus Software and Cisco’s Network Admission Control Program</p>
<p>CUPERTINO, Calif. - November 19, 2003 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), today announced that it has joined forces with Cisco Systems to provide solutions that restrict network access to only compliant and trusted client machines including personal computers and PDAs. With the implementation of Cisco System’s Network Admission Control (NAC) program, Symantec and Cisco are working together to help address the soaring remediation costs resulting from malicious threats entering enterprise networks.</p>
<p>IT administrators utilising Cisco’s NAC and Symantec technology will have the ability to set admission control policies that include consideration of the security posture of the client machines attempting to attach to the network. Out-of-compliance machines may be denied access, quarantined, or sent to a separate location for remediation, while machines in compliance with the organisations’ set policies will be granted access to the network.</p>
<p>“We are pleased that Symantec is participating in this collaborative program,” said Charlie Giancarlo, senior vice president and general manager of product development at Cisco Systems, Inc. “By working together, we will be able to respond with enterprise security solutions that address the pressing issues our mutual customers are facing daily.”</p>
<p>Cisco’s NAC software enables Symantec’s enterprise client security solutions to communicate security information, such as its current anti-virus state or firewall protection, to a Cisco network when the client machine initiates network access.</p>
<p>“Symantec is dedicated to working with industry leaders to provide the most comprehensive security solutions available to combat today’s blended threats,” said Gail Hamilton, executive vice president, product delivery and response at Symantec. “Symantec’s collaboration with Cisco supports Symantec’s extensive client compliancy initiative designed to promote the enforcement of remote and mobile client security policies.”</p>
<p>About Symantec
Symantec, the world leader in Internet security technology, provides a broad range of content and network security software and appliance solutions to individuals, enterprises and service providers. The company is a leading provider of client, gateway and server security solutions for virus protection, firewall and virtual private network, vulnerability management, intrusion detection, Internet content and e-mail filtering, remote management technologies and security services to enterprises and service providers around the world. Symantec’s Norton brand of consumer security products is a leader in worldwide retail sales and industry awards. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has worldwide operations in 36 countries. For more information, please visit www.symantec.com.au
###</p>
<p>NOTE TO EDITORS: If you would like additional information on Symantec Corporation and its products, please view the Symantec Press Center at http://www.symantec.com/PressCenter/ on Symantec's Web site. All prices noted are in US dollars and are valid only in the United States.</p>
<p>Symantec and the Symantec logo are trademarks or registered trademarks, in the United States and certain other countries, of Symantec Corporation. Additional company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of the individual companies and are respectfully acknowledged.</p>
<p>FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENT: This press release contains forward-looking statements, including forecasts of future revenue and earnings per share, expected activities, and other financial and business results that involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from results expressed or implied by this press release. Such risk factors include, among others: the sustainability of recent growth rates, particularly in consumer products; the anticipation of the growth of certain market segments, particularly enterprise security; the positioning of Symantec's products in those segments; the competitive environment in the software industry; general market conditions, fluctuations in currency exchange rates, changes to operating systems and product strategy by vendors of operating systems; and whether Symantec can successfully develop new products and the degree to which these gain market acceptance. Actual results may differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements in this press release. Additional information concerning these and other risk factors is contained in the Risk Factors sections of Symantec’s previously filed Form 10-Q for the quarter ended July 4, 2003. Symantec assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking information contained in this press release except as otherwise required by law.
For further information please contact:
Emma Young
Symantec Asia Pacific
Phone: 02-8879-1113
Mobile: 0402 112 189
Email: emma_young@symantec.com</p>
<p>Debbie Sassine
Spectrum Communication
Phone: 02-9954-3299
Email: debbies@spectrumcomms.com.au</p>

Most Popular

Cool Tech

Toys for Boys

Family Friendly

Stocking Stuffer

SmartLens - Clip on Phone Camera Lens Set of 3

Learn more >

Christmas Gift Guide

Click for more ›

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Michael Hargreaves

Microsoft Office 365/Dell XPS 15 2-in-1

I’d recommend a Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 and the new Windows 10 to anyone who needs to get serious work done (before you kick back on your couch with your favourite Netflix show.)

Maryellen Rose George

Brother PT-P750W

It’s useful for office tasks as well as pragmatic labelling of equipment and storage – just don’t get too excited and label everything in sight!

Cathy Giles

Brother MFC-L8900CDW

The Brother MFC-L8900CDW is an absolute stand out. I struggle to fault it.

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Laura Johnston

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?