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SA schools get security tech boost

Internet security company Symantec has signed a deal with the Department of Education to donate R100 million worth of security technology to the roughly 28 000 schools throughout SA. Guiseppe Verrini, Symantec EMEA VP for sales and marketing, and education minister Kader Asmal signed the contract in Cape Town yesterday afternoon. In terms of the agreement, Norton Internet Security will be deployed at schools with fewer than 10 computers, and Symantec Anti-virus Enterprise Edition and Symantec Client Security will be implemented in technology centres with more than 10 workstations. Symantec will provide the software, daily virus definition updates via the Internet, access to scan engines and technical support via its help desk. The first installation will take place at GautengOnline schools this month. Full Story

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