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Symantec targets cybercrime

Date: March 28, 2006

Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced the availability of Symantec Client Security 3.1 and Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition 10.1, offering enhanced real-time spyware prevention and new enterprise-class reporting resources for comprehensive protection against the increasing cybercrime threat. Symantec's latest Internet Security Threat Report ( indicates continued cybercrime momentum, specifically finding that eighty percent of the top 50 malicious code samples could reveal important confidential information needed to facilitating criminal activity for financial gain.

To better protect against evolving spyware techniques, the new Symantec solution offers constantly updated detection and removal capabilities via a downloadable anti-spyware engine, helping to ensure that desktop clients have the new software they need without requiring a full update. Organizations can rapidly deploy immediate protection against changing and complicated risks such as rootkits, randomized name risks, and persistent risks that attempt to re-install themselves. Symantec AntiVirus proactively blocks installation of software that creates a security risk, stopping adware, spyware, and other malware. This prevents sophisticated attacks from gaining any access onto a computer, reducing costly manual clean-up. These added capabilities, coupled with Symantec's ability to deliver security updates automatically via LiveUpdate technology, make Symantec AntiVirus the leading enterprise security solution on the market today.

"The advanced virus protection and robust monitoring tools in the latest versions of Symantec's Client Security and AntiVirus solutions offer us the scalability, control, and comfort we need to ensure our customers' information and transactions are safe and secure," said Larry Hargrave, chief IT director at Hemenway Business Service, a business and financial services firm based in Owosso, Michigan. "The best IT person is one you never have to see, and the same goes for security solutions. Symantec's improved spyware detection, repair functionalities, and reporting tools provide Hemenway with the resources we need to manage three separate IT environments from a single location."
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