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Symantec Launches Business Continuity Management Services in Asia Pacific & Japan

  • 15 August, 2007 10:55

<p>New Business Continuity Services Designed to Help Customers Protect Business Operations and Manage IT Risk</p>
<p>SYDNEY, Australia – 15 August 2007 – Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced the availability of Symantec Business Continuity Management (BCM) Services in the Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) region. These services are the latest offerings from Symantec Global Services to help customers improve their overall IT risk posture. Symantec BCM offerings include Business Continuity Assessment Services and Business Impact Analysis Services, and provide localised and tailored continuity and disaster recovery services to multinational and local companies.</p>
<p>“Consequently we believe that business continuity should be at the top of every CEO’s agenda,” said Peter Murphy, senior lead principal consultant of Symantec's Business Continuity Management Practice, “Business continuity is not just about data and disaster recovery – but it should be viewed as part of an organisation’s broader IT risk management program.”</p>
<p>Business continuity solutions are vital to organisations as any interruption to routine business processes can impact brand, reputation, people and business partners. Most notable is the potential for lost revenue and its affect on employee productivity, customer relationships and potential legal consequences. According to Symantec’s white paper titled Business Continuity Essentials, 93 percent of businesses that suffer significant data loss are no longer in business after five years.</p>
<p>Symantec’s Business Continuity Assessment Service reviews a company’s business continuity management strategy based on industry guidelines and best practices and identifies any gaps that may exist in this strategy. The Business Impact Analysis Service uses a sophisticated and customisable methodology that identifies business continuity risks and determines the impact of incidents on a customer's business in terms of tangible and intangible measures such as legal obligations, reputation and cost. The methodology also determines urgency of risks, recovery priorities and objectives so any recovery strategy is aligned with business requirements.</p>
<p>Ensuring Continuity</p>
<p>Symantec has a long track record in helping organisations identify critical business processes that impact their ability to operate in the face of planned or unplanned downtime. As an expert in IT risk management, Symantec has the business continuity skills, experience and resources to identify requirements develop appropriate strategies and rapidly design and deploy disaster-resilient solutions. Symantec Business Continuity Management consultants are certified professionals with an average of 15 years of experience in business continuity. Symantec consultants bring extensive real world experience helping clients minimise downtime due to any number of causes, from power outages and human error to natural disasters.</p>
<p>Symantec Global Services is a leader in providing services and solutions that manage IT risk, help reduce costs, and maximize IT performance. Symantec consultants have worked with 95 percent of the Fortune 500 and possess an average of 15 years in IT risk management disciplines including security, availability, performance and compliance. Symantec Global Services includes Consulting, Education, Enterprise Support, Managed Services, Security Response and Software as a Service.</p>
<p>Availability</p>
<p>Business Continuity Assessment and Business Impact Analysis Services are available now direct from Symantec.</p>
<p>About Symantec</p>
<p>Symantec is a global leader in infrastructure software, enabling businesses and consumers to have confidence in a connected world. The company helps customers protect their infrastructure, information and interactions by delivering software and services that address risks to security, availability, compliance and performance. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has operations in 40 countries. More information is available at www.symantec.com .</p>
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<p>Media Contact:</p>
<p>Debbie Sassine
Symantec
+61 2 8879 1110
Debbie_sassine@symantec.com</p>
<p>Rachel York
Max Australia
+61 2 9954 3492
Rachel.york@maxaustralia.com</p>

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