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Symantec to Donate Enterprise Security Products to UK Charities

Enterprise Products programme to run alongside the successful Symantec Desktop Donation programme through Charity Technology Exchange 

London, 3rd March 2009 – Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today added a range of their market leading Enterprise security products to their UK charity donation scheme managed by Charity Technology Exchange (CTX) www.ctxchange.org.

The products now available to eligible charities through the programme are:

  • Symantec Backup Exec 12.5 for Windows Servers
  • Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition 10.2
  • Symantec Mail Security 6.0 for Microsoft Exchange
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection

“In the last 18 months Symantec has donated Norton security products to over 350 UK charities,” said John Brigden, Senior Vice President of Symantec. “But we recognised that many charities could also benefit from our award winning Symantec Enterprise products so we are happy to widen the programme to include these too. Even in these difficult economic times it demonstrates our continuing commitment to ensuring that UK charities can benefit from the right security solutions for their organisations, large or small.”

William Hoyle, CEO of Charity Technology Trust, which runs CTX in partnership with TechSoup Global, commented, “From an IT security perspective, charities struggle with exactly the same challenges and threats as commercial organisations. Having access to the Symantec Enterprise products through this donation programme enables them to protect themselves effectively and efficiently. This means that they can concentrate on their core missions safe in the knowledge that their data and networks are secure.”

“Symantec has been generously donating their products through many of our partner organizations around the world, “ said Roger Abraham, Vice President of Products at TechSoup Global, the nonprofit distributing donated hardware and software through a network of capacity-building NGOs around the world. “We see great demand for Symantec products wherever the donation programme is open, so we are delighted to expand the offering to the UK social benefit sector.”

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About Charity Technology Exchange

Charity Technology Exchange (CTX) provides a range of donated technology products to eligible registered charities across the UK from organisations including Microsoft, Cisco, Symantec, Flickr and Huddle. Since 2006 nearly 3,000 charities have benefited from the programme. The CTX programme is delivered by Charity Technology Trust in partnership with the San Francisco-based non-profit technology capacity building organisation TechSoup.

About Charity Technology Trust

Charity Technology Trust (CTT) is a sustainable social enterprise and registered UK charity devoted to improving charity efficiency using new technology. In addition to stimulating thinking on the use of new media, CTT has built a broad portfolio of e-communications and payments services used by over 400 charity clients.

About TechSoup Global

San Francisco-based TechSoup Global (www.techsoupglobal.org) is working towards a day when every social benefit organization on the planet has the access to resources they need to fulfill their mission. TechSoup provides technology information to individuals and organizations in more than 190 countries, has provided consulting services in more than 50 countries and, through its global network of capacity building NGOs, manages product donations to more than 80,000 organizations in 22 countries.  The product donations program has enabled organizations to save over $1.2 billion in expenses as of September 2008.

For more information on:
  • Symantec Corp, visit www.symantec.com
  • Charity Technology Exchange, visit www.ctxchange.org
  • Charity Technology Trust, visit www.ctt.org
  • TechSoup Global , visit www.techsoupglobal.org
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