Symantec Helps Customers Move To Windows 7

Updated products provide protection for Microsoft customers and enable seamless migration to Windows 7

October 23, 2009

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. " Oct. 22, 2009 " Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced its support for Microsoft Windows 7, with its Norton-branded consumer products and enhanced versions of its enterprise security, backup and recovery and migration technologies. Working closely with Microsoft, Symantec has engineered solutions to help Microsoft customers—from consumers to large enterprises—simplify the migration to Windows 7 and build a safer, more secure computing environment.

Comprehensive Protection for Consumers

Norton Internet Security 2010 and Norton AntiVirus 2010, which feature the groundbreaking new Quorum reputation-based technology, were designed to deliver security for Windows 7. Additionally, Norton Internet Security 2009, Norton AntiVirus 2009 and Norton 360 Version 3.0 have all been updated to support Windows 7. Active subscribers will automatically receive the appropriate compatibility update online, and no user action will be required.

In addition to the flagship Norton offerings, OnlineFamily.Norton, Norton Online Backup and Norton Utilities are all Windows 7 compatible. Users of older versions of Norton security products can visit the Norton Update Center for information on how to get the latest versions of their products and to see if a Windows 7 compatible version is available.

Streamlined Migration Processes

Symantec has deployed and migrated more than 300 million desktops and notebooks to Windows 2000, XP, Vista—and now Windows 7. Symantec solutions automate the Windows 7 migration process and help users cut migration cost and complexity.

Altiris Deployment Solution from Symantec helps ease the migration to Windows 7 and enables painless deployment for organizations of all sizes. Altiris Client Management Suite from Symantec utilizes the same Windows 7 migration activities and adds broad IT lifecycle management capabilities for ongoing deployment, management and troubleshooting. Windows 7 imaging and migration support are offered now with Altiris Deployment Solution and Altiris Client Management Suite.

Enhanced Security for Businesses

As the number and sophistication of Web-based viruses and malicious code escalates, businesses need to be secured with more than traditional antivirus technology. Symantec has developed software engineered for Windows 7 to help ensure Microsoft customers are more completely protected. Symantec Endpoint Protection provides Windows 7 business customers with the confidence that their critical assets are protected from today's known and unknown threats.

Automated Backup and Recovery

Lack of proper backup and recovery protection for desktops and laptops puts organizations at risk of losing critical business data and can hinder productivity during the migration to Windows 7. Information management solutions supporting Windows 7 can help organizations get back up and running should they encounter a system failure, human error or disaster. Upcoming versions of Symantec Backup Exec and Backup Exec System Recovery will support Windows 7, enabling small and mid-sized businesses to restore data or complete Windows 7 desktops and laptops in minutes, even to dissimilar hardware.

Product Availability

The following Symantec products are Windows 7 compatible today:

  • Altiris Deployment Solution

    • Endpoint Protection

    • Norton Internet Security 2010

    • Norton AntiVirus 2010

    • Norton Internet Security 2009

    • Norton AntiVirus 2009

    • Norton 360 Version 3.0

    • Wise Package Studio

    • Workspace Virtualization

      The following products are scheduled to be Windows 7 compatible in late 2009 or early 2010:

    • Backup Exec

    • Backup Exec System Recovery

    • Client Management Suite

    • Control Compliance Suite

    • Data Loss Prevention

    • Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition

    • Endpoint Virtualization Suite

    • Enterprise Vault

    • Ghost Solution Suite

    • NetBackup

      Supporting Quotes

      "We've worked diligently alongside Microsoft to ensure our customers remain fully protected on Windows 7. Our flagship Norton products[1] are all Windows 7 compatible and current Norton customers are entitled to the compatibility update for free."

      --Rowan Trollope, senior vice president, Consumer Products, Symantec.

      "Our customers need solutions that ease migration and provide protection as they upgrade their IT environment to Windows 7. Symantec is committed to providing Microsoft customers with the solutions they need to migrate to Windows 7 with confidence."

      --Greg Hughes, group president, Enterprise Product Group, Symantec

      About Symantec

      Symantec is a global leader in providing security, storage and systems management solutions to help consumers and organizations 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

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