Press Release: May 28, 2009

EDS, an HP Company, Welcomes Symantec as EDS Agility Alliance Marks Five-year Anniversary

PLANO, Texas, May 28, 2009

EDS, an HP company, today announced the five-year anniversary of the EDS Agility Alliance, a coalition of technology and business service providers that work with EDS to develop and provide dynamic technology services and business solutions.

Additionally, Symantec Corp., the maker of security, storage and systems management solutions, has joined the alliance to provide EDS clients with industry-leading capabilities and innovative approaches to the challenges customers are facing in today’s environment. The joint solutions EDS and Symantec offer will help clients secure and manage their information.

Customers around the world have distinct needs and are faced with unique challenges – from safeguarding their interactions, information and infrastructure to implementing processes and policies to protect their organizations and identify threats. Through this alliance, EDS and Symantec joint customers will experience benefits including:

  • Security management solutions that protect their business interactions, critical information and IT infrastructure, and optimize security processes to support security and compliance policies;
  • Endpoint threat management to improve their threat recognition and reduce the administrative burden of protecting endpoints against known and unknown threats;
  • Content monitoring and data loss prevention that protect individuals’ private information and corporate information assets; and
  • Data protection and backup solutions that restore critical information in the event of loss or catastrophe.

Symantec and EDS also plan to combine technical and marketing resources to identify and address industry trends, solution innovation and process improvements.

“At a time of increasing data breaches and security threats, safeguarding important business information and protecting IT infrastructures have become mission critical to businesses around the world,” said Greg Robins, director of Global Alliances at EDS, an HP company. “By adding Symantec to the EDS Agility Alliance, we are responding to our clients’ need for more innovative security products and solutions that help them better secure their mission-critical business data and address specific enterprise security issues.”

EDS and Symantec have been working together for nearly a decade, implementing Internet security, compliance, storage and risk management solutions for clients. The elevation of Symantec to EDS Agility Alliance partner will enable greater innovation and integration of technologies to better align solutions to the needs of clients.

“Symantec’s addition to the EDS Agility Alliance marks our commitment to providing an even more powerful set of solutions to our clients, helping them prepare for future security threats and ensuring that their critical business data is protected,” said Bill Robbins, executive vice president of worldwide sales at Symantec.

In addition to Symantec, EDS Agility Alliance members include Cisco, EMC, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Sun Microsystems and Xerox.

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