Symantec Solutions Achieve Rigorous Foreign Government Certifications

Symantec Solutions Achieve Rigorous Foreign Government Certifications 
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/03/13 --  Symantec Corp.
(NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced Symantec Endpoint Protection Small
Business Edition (12.1) has achieved Russian government certification
from the Federal Service for Technical and Export Control (FSTEC),
adding it to the list of the other Symantec security products it has
previously certified: Symantec Data Loss Prevention, Symantec
Endpoint Protection, and Symantec Control Compliance Suite. 
In addition, Norton PC Checkup, Symantec Control Compliance Suite
Vulnerability Manager, Symantec Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange,
Symantec Protection Engine and Symantec Critical System Protection
have achieved certification from China's Ministry of Public Security
"Achieving FSTEC and MOPS certifications reinforces Symantec's
commitment to regulatory compliance and to delivering trusted and
proven security solutions for our customers around the world," said
John Bordwine, chief technology officer of Symantec's Global Public
Sector organization. "In today's world it is essential that solutions
are put in place to protect the increasing amount of data that is
stored in IT environments. These certifications provide companies
worldwide assurance that Symantec solutions are compliant and can be
deployed with confidence to protect even their most confidential
FSTEC is a federal body of executive authority responsible for
implementing national policy, ensuring inter-departmental cooperation
and coordination, along with special and control functions in state
security. According to FSTEC and the Data Protection Act of Russia,
establishments handling personal or confidential data are legally
required to use certified security products. The type of
certification required for a product depends on the data
confidentiality class handled by the institution. A Technical
Conditions (TU) certificate is required for organizations handling
less confidential data and involves testing the product functionality
to validate its compliance with technical conditions (black box
testing). Organizations handling highly classified data (class 1)
require a Non-Disclosed Functionality (NDF) certificate, which
entails source code inspection a
nd establishes the absence of
undeclared capabilities in the product such as buffer overflows,
debug passwords and covert channels. The previous releases of
products which process confidential data, such as Symantec Data Loss
Prevention, Symantec Endpoint Protection, and Symantec Control
Compliance Suite, already achieved FSTEC certifications in Russia. 
Additionally, Norton PC Checkup, Symantec Control Compliance Suite
Vulnerability Manager, Symantec Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange,
Symantec Protection Engine and Symantec Critical Systems Protection
all achieved certification from the Ministry of Public Security
(MOPS) of the People's Republic of China. MOPS is the principal
police and security authority of the mainland of the People's
Republic of China and the government agency is responsible for
day-to-day law enforcement. MOPS also enforces the ruling that both
hardware and software security products made available for sales in
China require a valid sales permit.  
MOPS and FSTEC certifications enable governments to enact regulations
intended to protect data. The compliance with these regulations is
controlled via audits carried out by the government appointed
entities. Symantec's certifications enable organizations to meet the
requirements of compliance by using certified solution. 
"Symantec is committed to providing innovative IT security products
that offer significant value to private a
nd public sector customers,"
said Rose Quijano-Nguyen, certification strategist of Symantec's
Global Public Sector. "Through the Symantec Corporation Worldwide
Public Sector Enablement Program we are continuously working to
improve our development efforts and business processes to ensure our
products meet government regulatory compliance and the standards of
organizations worldwide." 
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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
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in making purchasing decisions. 
Jaime Barclay 
Symantec Corp. 
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