Symantec Introduces Windows Vista Security Products

December 5, 2006

Symantec is launching AntiVirus Corporate Edition 10.2, a security and backup system for the newly available Windows Vista operating system.

Symantec has already unveiled Backup Exec 11d, which has been under beta since early this year. Backup Exec 11d targets early adopters of the Windows Vista operating system and 64-bit computing and expands the capabilities of its backup software.

The new version, which has been available since November, provides recovery support for Microsoft Exchange utilising ‘granular recovery technology’ which can restore an e-mail rather than a whole mailbox. It can also be used for data contained in SharePoint Portal Server or Active Directory, Microsoft’s software for managing identities, enabling a deleted user to be restored.

Backup Exec 11d, which also works with SQL Server, continuously backs up data as it is created. Users have an option of 128-bit or 256-bit encryption for stored data. The software also works with 64-bit Windows environments.

Symantec has also announced an incremental beta release of its Antivirus Corporate and Antivirus Enterprise editions. Antivirus 10.2 is available for download for current Symantec customers who are now testing Vista. Both editions work for 32-bit or 64-bit editions of Vista.

The Enterprise Edition includes an antispyware client plus a console that integrates the antivirus, firewall and intrusion protection functions. Both Antivirus versions will be available within 30 days of the final release of Windows Vista.

Symantec is also releasing Ghost Solution Suite 2.0, a tool for managing and provisioning Windows machines on a network. The 2.0 version supports Vista and 64-bit Windows machines. The tool provides the ability to edit NTFS file system images.

Ghost Solution supports the GUID partition table to image larger partitions, which helps migration to Vista. The GUID partition table is used in some hardware systems, such as Intel’s Itanium processors.


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