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Symantec's Norton Ghost 9.0 Earns PC Magazine Editors' Choice Award
CUPERTINO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 11, 2004--Symantec Corp.
(Nasdaq:SYMC), the global leader in information security, today
announced that PC Magazine has named Norton Ghost 9.0 Editors' Choice.
In a comprehensive review of the product, which appears in the Oct.
19, 2004, issue of the publication, PC Magazine called Norton Ghost
9.0 "the essential tool for rescuing a complete system." The
publication also noted that Norton Ghost 9.0 "belongs in every serious
PC user's toolbox."
"Virus and worm attacks, failed program installations, problematic
software updates, hardware failures, and accidental deletions can all
spell digital disaster for consumers who haven't backed up their
systems," said Don Kleinschnitz, vice president of product delivery,
enterprise administration, Symantec Corp. "Norton Ghost 9.0 is a key
line of defense against computer attacks and failures, providing a
safe, efficient, and simple tool for protecting valuable data, as well
as operating systems, applications, and personal settings and
Norton Ghost 9.0 offers users a reliable, quick, and easy way to
back up system files, programs, settings, documents and other
important data. Norton Ghost 9.0 is enhanced with Drive Image
technology and is one of the most comprehensive solutions available
for data storage and protection. As PC Magazine editors explained,
with Norton Ghost 9.0, users can back up their entire computer in the
background while continuing to work in Windows, as well as save their
backup to virtually any media or drive, schedule automatic backups,
and safely restore the entire system or just selected files.
Editors voiced their preference for Norton Ghost 9.0, adding that
the utility received the Editors' Choice distinction thanks in part to
its ability to put a Windows pre-boot environment on a startup disk,
which enables users to get the same networking and hardware support on
the emergency disk that they get inside Windows. Editors also singled
out Norton Ghost's ability to mount an image file as a drive letter.
"Norton Ghost 9.0 Pros: Full and incremental full-disk backups,
easily restored using bootable CD; can extract files from backup
images; compatible with images created by older versions of Ghost and
Drive Image," PC Magazine editors summarized. "Norton Ghost 9.0 Cons:
Symantec is the global leader in information security providing a
broad range of software, appliances and services designed to help
individuals, small and mid-sized businesses, and large enterprises
secure and manage their IT infrastructure. Symantec's Norton brand of
products is the worldwide leader in consumer security and
problem-solving solutions. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif.,
Symantec has operations in more than 35 countries. More information is
available at http://www.symantec.com.
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