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Fujitsu och Symantec i globalt strategiskt samarbete.

Samarbetet innebär att de bägge företagen ska leverera integrerade lösningar för att möta kundernas ökade krav på framförallt informationshantering.

Stockholm, February 03, 2010

Fujitsu och Symantec meddelar att de utökar ut sitt globala strategiska samarbete för att bättre kunna möta kundernas behov inom områden som dataskydd, lagringshantering och informationssäkerhet. På sikt finns även målsättningen att ytterligare utöka samarbetet att omfatta gemensam produktutveckling.

Konkret paketerar företagen lösningar bestående av Fujitsus lagringssystem ETERNUS och servrar inom produktserien PRIMERGY med Symantecs administrationsmjukvara för lagring och datahantering samt säkerhetslösningar för att skydda såväl servrar som lagringssystem. Detta inkluderar bland annat NetBackup, Backup Exec, Back Exec System Recovery och Storage Foundation samt Symantecs säkerhetsslösning Symantec Endpoint Protection.

Fujitsu och Symantec paketerar huvudsakligen lösningar som riktar sig till medelstora och stora företag med målsättningen att de bättre ska kunna hantera krav på informations- och riskhantering samt att de ska kunna effektivisera sina datahallar och möjliggöra en högre utnyttjandegrad av befintliga IT-investeringar.

Läs den globala releasen i sin helhet nedan.

       Fujitsu Limited        Symantec Corporation

Fujitsu and Symantec to Expand Global Strategic Partnership - Delivering integrated solutions to better serve customers -

Tokyo, Japan (February 2, 2010) - Fujitsu (TSE: 6702) and Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced that they intend to expand their global strategic partnership and better serve their customers in the areas of data protection, storage management, and information security.

Under this arrangement, Fujitsu plans to combine its high-performance and highly  reliable ETERNUS storage systems and PRIMERGY servers with Symantec’s industry- leading data management and storage management software products including NetBackup, Backup Exec, Backup Exec System Recovery and Storage Foundation, and its global de facto security solution, Symantec Endpoint Protection. Fujitsu and Symantec will jointly identify and provide solutions integrating both companies’ product s and services to help customers streamline datacenter management and fully utiliz e their existing IT investments. Both companies aim to help a wide range of custom ers - from medium-sized companies to large enterprises - reduce their costs, and bette r meet their diverse information and risk management needs.

While building on each company’s strengths and increasing synergies between the two, Fujitsu and Symantec aim to further expand their businesses worldwide with the possibility of joint product development targeting the global market.

Corporate Senior Executive Vice President Masami Yamamoto stated, “By combining  Fujitsu’s strengths in storage and server products with Symantec’s leading sof tware for storage/server management and data protection, I am confident that we will b e able to offer a more competitive range of solutions to our customers.”

Fujitsu is currently extending its infrastructure business in global markets, de veloping unified global brands, product lines and services for server and storage infrast ructures.

“Our customers continue to face flat or decreasing budgets in light of exponent ial information growth,” said Enterprise Products Group President Greg Hughes of Sy mantec. “With this enhanced  relationship, Fujitsu and Symantec intend to more tightly integrate our solutions and services to help customers improve hardware utilizat ion, reduce complexity, and improve operational visibility.”

Symantec aims to maximize the value of its solutions for its customers through i ts alliances with key global partners, including the leading hardware vendors and s ystems integrators. With this expanded relationship with Fujitsu, Symantec will be able  to help customers further reduce their costs, minimize risk and more effectively secure and manage the information that drives their businesses.

About Fujitsu Fujitsu is a leading provider of IT-based business solutions for the global mark etplace. With approximately 175,000 employees supporting customers in 70 countries, Fujit su combines a worldwide corps of systems and services experts with highly reliable computing  and communications products and advanced microelectronics to deliver added value to customers. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenue s of 4.6 trillion yen (US$47 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009. For m ore information, please see: www.fujitsu.com.

All other company or product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered  trademarks of their respective owners. Information provided in this press release is accura te at time of publication and is subject to change without advance notice.

Symantec Symantec is a global leader in providing security; storage and systems managemen t solutions to help consumers and organizations secure and manage their information-driven w orld.  Our software and services protect against more risks at more points, more comple tely and efficiently, enabling confidence wherever information is used or stored. More in formation is available at www.symantec.com.

Symantec and the Symantec Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Symant ec Corporation or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. Other names may be trademarks of  their respective owners.

Press Contact Fujitsu Limited Public and Investor Relations Division Inquiries: https://www-s.fujitsu.com/global/news/contacts/inquiries/index.html

Symantec Corporation Ritsuko Onodera (Japan): Ritsuko_Onodera@symantec.com Gina Sheibley (US): gina_sheibley@symantec.com

 



Date: 03 February, 2010
City: Stockholm