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Symantec Statement Regarding New York Times Cyber Attack

Symantec Statement Regarding New York Times Cyber Attack 
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/31/13 --   As a follow-up to
a story run by the New York Times on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013
announcing they had been the target of a cyber attack, Symantec
(NASDAQ: SYMC) developed the following statement: 
"Advanced attacks like the ones the New York Times described in the
following article, (http://nyti.ms/TZtr5z), underscore how important
it is for companies, countries and consumers to make sure they are
using the full capability of security solutions. The advanced
capabilities in our endpoint offerings, including our unique
reputation-based technology and behavior-based blocking, specifically
target sophisticated attacks. Turning on only the signature-based
anti-virus components of endpoint solutions alone are not enough in a
world that is changing daily from attacks and threats. We encourage
customers to be very aggressive in deploying solutions that offer a
combined approach to security. Anti-virus software alone is not
enough." 
About Symantec 
 Symantec protects the world's information, and is a
global leader in security, backup and availability solutions. Our
innovative products and services protect people and information in
any environment -- from the smallest mobile device, to the enterprise
data center, to cloud-based systems. Our world-renowned expertise in
protecting data, identities and interactions gives our customers
confidence in a connected world. More information is available at
www.symantec.com or by connecting with Symantec at:
go.symantec.com/socialmedia. 
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other countries. Other names may be trademarks of their respective
owners. 
CONTACT: 
Cris Paden 
Symantec Corp. 
650/527-5526 
cpaden@symantec.com 
 
 
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