Symantec Announces New Web-Based
Secure Remote Access Solution
Symantec Offers Customers Increased Cost
Savings And Ease-of-Use With New Clientless VPN Appliance Line
CUPERTINO, Calif. - Feb., 2004 - Symantec
Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC), the world leader in Internet security, today announced the Symantec
Clientless VPN Gateway 4400 Series. The new appliance line provides customers
easy-to-manage, secure remote access to corporate networks. Symantec Clientless VPN
Gateway reduces the cost of providing remote access by eliminating the need for IT
administrators to install and manage VPN client software deployments. The Symantec
Clientless VPN Gateway 4400 Series is scheduled to be available in mid-February.
Symantec Clientless VPN Gateway
appliances offer flexible configuration and powerful management options for seamless
integration into existing network infrastructures. IT administrators can easily assign
access to applications according to user need or requirements. This allows enterprises to
easily roll out secure remote access to meet business objectives and increase efficiency.
"Symantec is providing its customers
with a more efficient solution to securely connect employees, customers and business
partners without the hassles of managing or deploying VPN client software," said Greg
Gotta, vice president, gateway and network security, Symantec Corp. "Unlike other
vendors that only offer SSL VPN and optional capabilities, Symantec Clientless VPN Gateway
provides all the features and flexibility of traditional VPN technology without the need
to plan and budget for add-on features."
Symantec Clientless VPN Gateway includes
a base license that allows remote users to securely access both web-enabled and
non-web-enabled applications from virtually anywhere. Reading email, accessing
applications, downloading files or using Web applications is as simple and familiar as
surfing the Web or as using the target applications when in the office.
All network communications are protected
with strong banking-grade encryption. The Symantec Clientless VPN Gateway appliance is an
application-level reverse proxy that is built using Symantec's field-tested security
technology. This technology helps customers eliminate the most common network and
operating system security vulnerabilities such as worms, viruses and Trojan horses.
Licensing and Availability
In order to accommodate varying business needs, the Symantec Clientless VPN
Gateway 4400 Series will be offered in two different models (4420 and 4460), starting at
an estimated retail price of $9495. The two models enable customers to purchase appliances
that offer a maximum number of concurrent sessions that best meets their corporate needs.
The base price includes one year of telephone support, advanced replacement and upgrade
Symantec Clientless VPN Gateway offers
comprehensive features needed to provide secure remote access at an affordable price. The
base model of the appliance includes features such as native application support, granular
administration and access controls, and mobile device access capability.
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 38 countries. For more information, please visit