SYMANTEC CORPORATION /sɪˈmænˌtɛk/ (commonly known as SYMANTEC)
is an American software company headquartered in Mountain View,
United States . The company produces software for
security , storage, backup and availability - and offers professional
services to support its software.
Netcraft assesses Symantec
(including subsidiaries) as the most-used certification authority .
Symantec is a
Fortune 500 company and a member of the S&P 500
stock-market index. The company also has development centers in Pune,
Chennai and Bengaluru (India).
On October 9, 2014,
Symantec declared it would split into two
independent publicly traded companies by the end of 2015. One company
would focus on security, the other on information management . On
January 29, 2016,
Symantec sold its information-management subsidiary,
Veritas Technologies (which
Symantec had acquired in 2004) to
The Carlyle Group .
The name "Symantec" is a portmanteau of the words "syntax " and
"semantics " with "technology".
* 1 History
* 1.1 1982 to 1989
* 1.2 1990 to 1999
* 1.3 2000 to present
* 1.4 Demerger
* 2 Norton products
* 3 Mergers and acquisitions
* 3.1 ACT!
* 3.2 Veritas
* 3.3 Sygate
* 3.5 Vontu
* 3.6 Application Performance Management business
* 3.7 PC Tools
* 3.9 PGP and Guardian Edge
* 3.11 Rulespace
* 3.12 Clearwell Systems
* 3.13 LiveOffice
* 3.14 Odyssey
* 3.15 Nukona Inc.
* 3.16 NitroDesk Inc.
Blue Coat Systems
* 4 Security concerns and controversies
* 4.1 Restatement
* 4.2 Endpoint bug
* 4.3 Scan evasion vulnerability
Denial-of-service attack vulnerabilities
Source code theft
Verisign data breach
* 4.8 pcAnywhere exploit
* 4.9 Hacking of
The New York Times
The New York Times network
Intellectual Ventures suit
* 4.11 Sustaining digital certificate security
Symantec clash on website security checks
* 5 See also
* 6 References
* 7 External links
1982 TO 1989
Founded in 1982 by
Gary Hendrix with a National Science Foundation
Symantec was originally focused on artificial intelligence
-related projects, including a database program. Hendrix hired
Stanford University natural language processing researchers as
the company's first employees, among them Barry Greenstein
(professional poker player and developer of the word processor
component within Q&A ). Hendrix also hired
Jerry Kaplan (entrepreneur
and author) as a consultant to build the in-RAM database for Q&A.
In 1984 it became clear that the advanced natural language and
database system that
Symantec had developed could not be ported from
DEC minicomputers to the PC. This left
Symantec without a product,
but with expertise in natural language database query systems and
technology. As a result, later in 1984
Symantec was acquired by
another, smaller software startup company, C&E Software, founded by
Denis Coleman and
Gordon Eubanks and headed by Eubanks. C&E Software
developed a combined file management and word processing program
called Q&A for "question and answer."
The merged company retained the name Symantec. Eubanks became its
chairman, Vern Raburn, the former President of the original Symantec,
remained as President of the combined company. The new Symantec
combined the file management and word processing functionality that
C&E had planned, and added an advanced Natural Language query system
Gary Hendrix and engineered by Dan Gordon) that set new
standards for ease of database query and report generation. The
natural language system was named "The Intelligent Assistant". Turner
chose the name of Q&A for Symantec's flagship product, in large part
because the name lent itself to use in a short, easily merchandised
logo. Brett Walter designed the user interface of Q&A (Brett Walter,
Director of Product Management). Q"> After a slow start for sales of
Q&A in the fall of 1985 and spring of 1986, Turner signed up a new
advertising agency called Elliott/Dickens, embarked on an aggressive
new advertising campaign, and came up with the "Six Pack Program" in
Symantec employees, regardless of role, went on the road,
training and selling dealer sales staff nationwide in the United
States. Turner named it Six Pack because employees were to work six
days a week, see six dealerships per day, train six sales
representatives per store and stay with friends free or at
Motel 6 .
Simultaneously, a promotion was run jointly with SofSell (which was
Symantec's exclusive wholesale distributor in the
United States for
the first year that Q&A was on the market). This promotion was very
successful in encouraging dealers to try Q&A.
During this time,
Symantec was advised by Jim Lally and John Doerr
— both were board members of
Symantec at that stage — (Kleiner
Perkins Caufield & Byers ) that if
Symantec would cut its expenses and
grow revenues enough to achieve cash flow break-even, then KPCB would
back the company in raising more venture capital . To accomplish this,
the management team worked out a salary reduction schedule where the
chairman and the CEO would take zero pay, all vice presidents would
take a 50% pay cut, and all other employees' pay was cut by 15%. Two
employees were laid off. Eubanks also negotiated a sizable rent
reduction on the office space the company had leased in the days of
the original Symantec. These expense reductions, combined with strong
international sales of Q&A, enabled the company to attain break-even.
The significantly increased traction for Q&A from this re-launch grew
Symantec's revenues substantially, along with early success for Q&A in
international markets (uniquely a German version was shipped three
weeks after the
United States version, and it was the first software
in the world that supported German Natural Language) following
Turner's having placed emphasis on establishing international sales
distribution and multiple language versions of Q&A from initial
In 1985, Rod Turner negotiated the publishing agreement with David
Whitney for Symantec's second product, which Turner named NoteIt (an
annotation utility for
Lotus 1-2-3 ). It was evident to Turner that
NoteIt would confuse the dealer channel if it was launched under the
Symantec name, because
Symantec had built up interest by that stage in
Q&A (but not yet shipped it), and because the low price for the
utility would not be initially attractive to the dealer channel until
demand had been built up. Turner felt that the product should be
marketed under a unique brand name.
Turner and Gordon E. Eubanks, Jr. , then chairman of Symantec
Corporation, agreed to form a new division of Symantec, and Eubanks
delegated the choice of name to Turner. Turner chose the name Turner
Hall Publishing, to be a new division of
Symantec devoted to
publishing third-party software and hardware. The objective of the
division was to diversify revenues and accelerate the growth of
Symantec. Turner chose the name Turner Hall Publishing, using his last
name and that of Dottie Hall (Director of Marketing Communications) in
order to convey the sense of a stable, long established, company.
Turner Hall Publishing's first offering was Note-It, a notation
utility add-in for Lotus 1-2-3, which was developed by David Whitney,
and licensed to Symantec. Its second product was the Turner Hall
Card, which was a 256k RAM, half slot memory card, initially made to
inexpensively increase the available memory for Symantec's flagship
product, Q&A. The Turner Hall division also marketed the card as a
standalone product. Turner Hall's third product, also a 1-2-3 add-in
was SQZ! a
Lotus 1-2-3 spreadsheet compression utility developed by
Chris Graham Synex Systems . In the summer of 1986 Eubanks and Turner
recruited Tom Byers from
Digital Research , to expand the Turner Hall
Publishing product family and lead the Turner Hall effort.
By the winter of 1986–87, the Turner Hall Publishing division had
achieved success with NoteIt, the Turner Hall Card and SQZ!. The
popularity of these products, while contributing a relatively small
portion of revenues to Symantec, conveyed the impression that Symantec
was already a diversified company, and indeed, many industry
participants were under the impression that
Symantec had acquired
Turner Hall Publishing. In 1987, Byers recruited Ted Schlein into the
Turner Hall Product Group to assist in building the product family and
Revenues from Q&A, and from Symantec's early launch into the
international marketplace, combined with Turner Hall Publishing,
generated the market presence and scale that enabled
Symantec to make
its first merger/acquisition, in February 1987, that of Breakthrough
Software , maker of the TimeLine project management software for DOS.
Because this was the first time that
Symantec had acquired a business
that had revenues, inventory and customers, Eubanks chose to change
nothing at BreakThrough
Software for six months, and the actual merger
logistics started in the summer of 1987, with Turner being appointed
by Eubanks as general manager of the TimeLine business unit, Turner
was made responsible for the successful integration of the company
Symantec and ongoing growth of the business, with P&L. There was
a heavy emphasis placed on making the minimum disruption by Eubanks
Soon after the acquisition of TimeLine/Breakthrough Software, Eubanks
reorganized Symantec, structuring the company around product-centric
groups, each having its own development, quality assurance, technical
support and product marketing functions, and a General Manager with
profit and loss responsibility. Sales, finance and operations were
centralized functions that were shared. This structure lent itself
well to Symantec's further growth through mergers and acquisitions.
Eubanks made Turner general manager of the new TimeLine Product Group,
and simultaneously of the Q&A Product Group, and made Tom Byers
general manager of the Turner Hall Product Group. Turner continued to
build and lead the company's international business and marketing for
the whole company.
At the TimeLine Product Group, Turner drove strong marketing,
promotion and sales programs in order to accelerate momentum. By 1989
this merger was very successful—product group morale was high,
TimeLine development continued apace, and the increased sales and
marketing efforts applied built the TimeLine into the clear market
lead in PC project management software on
DOS . Both the Q&A and
TimeLine product groups were healthily profitable. The profit stream
and merger success set the stage for subsequent merger and acquisition
activity by the company, and indeed funded the losses of some of the
product groups that were subsequently acquired. In 1989, Eubanks
hired John Laing as VP worldwide sales, and Turner transferred the
international division to Laing. Eubanks also recruited Bob Dykes to
be Executive Vice President for Operations and Finance, in
anticipation of the upcoming IPO. In July 1989
Symantec had its IPO.
1990 TO 1999
In May 1990
Symantec announced its intent to merge with and acquire
Peter Norton Computing , a developer of various utilities for DOS.
Turner was appointed as product group manager for the Norton business,
and made responsible for the merger, with P&L responsibility. Ted
Schlein was made product group manager for the Q&A business.
The Peter Norton group merger logistical effort began immediately
while the companies sought approval for the merger, and in August
Symantec concluded the purchase—by this time the combination
of the companies was already complete. Symantec's consumer antivirus
and data management utilities are still marketed under the Norton
name. At the time of the merger,
Symantec had built upon its Turner
Hall Publishing presence in the utility market, by introducing
Symantec Antivirus for the Macintosh (SAM), and
Symantec Utilities for
the Macintosh (SUM). These two products were already market leaders on
the Mac, and this success made the Norton merger more strategic.
Symantec had already begun development of a DOS-based antivirus
program one year before the merger with Norton. The management team
had decided to enter the antivirus market in part because it was felt
that the antivirus market entailed a great deal of ongoing work to
stay ahead of new viruses. The team felt that
Microsoft would be
unlikely to find this effort attractive, which would lengthen the
viability of the market for Symantec. Turner decided to use the Norton
name for obvious reasons, on what became the Norton Antivirus, which
Turner and the Norton team launched in 1991. At the time of the
merger, Norton revenues were approximately 20 to 25% of the combined
entity. By 1993, while being led by Turner, Norton product group
revenues had grown to be approximately 82% of Symantec's total.
At one time
Symantec was also known for its development tools,
particularly the THINK Pascal,
THINK C ,
Symantec C++, Enterprise
Visual Cafe packages that were popular on the Macintosh
IBM PC compatible
IBM PC compatible platforms. These product lines resulted from
acquisitions made by the company in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
These businesses and the Living Videotext acquisition were
consistently unprofitable for Symantec, and these losses diverted
expenditures away from both the Q">
Symantec sponsored Porsche 997
GT3 Cup competing at the
2012 Petit Le Mans
From 1999 to April 2009
Symantec was led by CEO
John W. Thompson , a
former VP at IBM. At the time, Thompson was the only African-American
leading a major US technology company. He was succeeded in April 2009
by the company's long-time
Enrique Salem . Under
Symantec completed the acquisition of
Verisign 's Certificate
Authority business, dramatically increasing their share of that
Salem was abruptly fired in 2012 for disappointing earnings
performance and replaced by Steve Bennett, a former CEO of
GE executive. In January 2013, Bennett announced a major corporate
reorganization, with a goal of reducing costs and improving Symantec's
product line. He said that sales and marketing "had been high costs
but did not provide quality outcomes". He concluded that "Our system
is just broken".
Robert Enderle of CIO.com reviewed the reorganization and noted that
Bennett was following the
General Electric model of being
product-focused instead of customer-focused. He concluded "Eliminating
middle management removes a large number of highly paid employees.
This will tactically improve Symantec's bottom line but reduce skills
needed to ensure high-quality products in the long term."
In March 2014,
Symantec fired Steve Bennett from his CEO position and
named Michael Brown as interim president and chief executive.
Including the interim CEO,
Symantec has had 3 CEOs in less than two
years. On September 25, 2014
Symantec announced the appointment of
Michael A. Brown as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Brown
had served as the company's interim President and Chief Executive
Officer since March 20, 2014. Mr. Brown has served as a member of the
Company's Board of Directors since July 2005 following the acquisition
Software Corporation. Mr. Brown had served on the VERITAS
board of directors since 2003.
In July 2016,
Symantec introduced a solution to help carmarkers
protect connected vehicles against zero-day attacks. The Symantec
Anomaly Detection for Automotive is an IoT solution for manufacturers
and uses machine learning to provide in-vehicle security analytics.
Greg Clark assumed the position of CEO in August 2016.
In November 2016,
Symantec announced its intent to acquire identity
theft protection company
LifeLock for $2.3 billion.
On October 9, 2014,
Symantec declared that the company would separate
into two independent publicly traded companies by the end of 2015.
Symantec will continue to focus on security, while a new company will
be established focusing on information management.
on January 28, 2015 that the information management business would be
Veritas Technologies Corporation, marking a return of the
Veritas name. In August 2015,
Symantec agreed to sell Veritas to a
private equity group led by
The Carlyle Group for $8 billion. The sale
was completed by February 2016 that turned Veritas into a privately
It has been suggested that portions of this section be split from
it and merged into this article. (Discuss ) (March 2017)
As of 2015, Symantec's Norton product line includes
Norton Security ,
Norton Small Business,
Norton Family , Norton Mobile Security, Norton
Online Backup, Norton360,
Norton Utilities and Norton Computer Tune
PCTools iAntiVirus was rebranded as a Norton product under
the name iAntivirus, and released to the
Mac App Store . Also in 2012,
the Norton Partner
Portal was relaunched to support sales to consumers
throughout the EMEA technologies.
MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
List of mergers and acquisitions by Symantec
Symantec acquired ACT! from Contact
Symantec sold ACT! to SalesLogix in 1999. At the time it was the
world's most popular CRM application for Windows and Macintosh.
On December 16, 2004, Veritas
Symantec announced their
plans for a merger. With Veritas valued at $13.5 billion, it was the
largest software industry merger to date. Symantec's shareholders
voted to approve the merger on June 24, 2005; the deal closed
successfully on July 2, 2005. July 5, 2005, was the first day of
business for the U.S. offices of the new, combined software company.
As a result of this merger,
Symantec includes storage- and
availability-related products in its portfolio, namely Veritas File
Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM), Veritas Volume
Veritas Cluster Server (VCS),
Backup Exec (BE) and
Enterprise Vault (EV).
On January 29, 2016,
Veritas Technologies to The
Carlyle Group .
On August 16, 2005,
Symantec acquired Sygate, a security software
firm based in Fremont , California, with about 200 staff. As of
November 30, 2005, all Sygate personal firewall products were
On January 29, 2007,
Symantec announced plans to acquire
and on April 6, 2007, the acquisition was completed. Altiris
specializes in service-oriented management software that allows
organizations to manage IT assets. It also provides software for web
services, security and systems management products. Established in
Altiris is headquartered in
Lindon, Utah .
On November 5, 2007,
Symantec announced its acquisition of Vontu, the
leader in Data Loss Prevention (DLP) solutions, for $350 million.
APPLICATION PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT BUSINESS
On January 17, 2008,
Symantec announced that it was spinning off its
Application Performance Management (APM) business and the i3 product
Vector Capital . Precise
Software Solutions took over
development, product management, marketing and sales for the APM
business, launching as an independent company on September 17, 2008.
On August 18, 2008,
Symantec announced the signing of an agreement to
acquire PC Tools . Under the agreement, PC Tools would maintain
separate operations. The financial terms of the acquisition were not
disclosed. In May 2013,
Symantec announced they were discontinuing the
PC Tools line of internet security software.
In December 2013,
Symantec announced they were discontinuing and
retiring the entire PC Tools brand and offering a non expiring license
to PC Tools Performance Toolkit, PC Tools Registry Mechanic, PC Tools
File Recover and PC Tools Privacy Guardian users with an active
subscription as of December 4, 2013.
On October 9, 2008,
Symantec announced its intent to acquire
MessageLabs (spun off from Star Internet in 2007) to
boost its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business.
the online messaging and Web security provider for about $695 million
in cash. The acquisition closed on November 17, 2008.
PGP AND GUARDIAN EDGE
On April 29, 2010,
Symantec announced its intent to acquire PGP and
Guardian Edge. The acquisitions closed on June 4, 2010, and provided
access to established encryption, key management and technologies to
On May 19, 2010,
Symantec signed a definitive agreement to acquire
Verisign’s authentication business unit, which included the Secure
Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificate, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI),
Verisign Trust and
Verisign Identity Protection (VIP) authentication
services. The acquisition closed on August 9, 2010. In August 2012,
Symantec completed its rebranding of the
Verisign SSL Certificate
Service by renaming the
Verisign Trust Seal the Norton Secured Seal.
Acquired in October 10, 2010, RuleSpace is a web categorisation
product first developed in 1996. The categorisation is, automated
Symantec refers to as the Automated Categorization System
(ACS). It is used as the base for content filtering by many UK ISP .
On May 19, 2011,
Symantec announced the acquisition of Clearwell
Systems for approximately $390 million.
On January 17, 2012,
Symantec announced the acquisition of cloud
email-archiving company LiveOffice. The acquisition price was $115
million. Last year,
Symantec joined the cloud storage and backup
sector with its Enterprise Vault.cloud and Cloud Storage for
Enterprise Vault solutions, in addition to a cloud messaging solution,
Symantec Instant Messaging Security cloud (IMS.cloud).
that the acquisition would add to its information governance products,
allowing customers to store information on-premises, in Symantec's
data centers, or both.
On March 2, 2012,
Symantec completed the acquisition of Odyssey
Software . Odyssey Software's main product was Athena, which was
device management software that extended
Microsoft System Center
solutions, adding the ability to manage, support and control mobile
and embedded devices, such as smartphones and ruggedized handhelds.
Symantec completed its acquisition of Nukona, a provider of mobile
application management (MAM), on April 2, 2012. The acquisition
Symantec and Nukona was announced on March 20, 2012.
On May 2014
Symantec acquired NitroDesk, provider of TouchDown, the
market-leading third-party EAS mobile application.
BLUE COAT SYSTEMS
On June 13, 2016 it was announced that
Symantec has acquired Blue
Coat for $4.65 billion.
SECURITY CONCERNS AND CONTROVERSIES
On August 9, 2004, the company announced that it discovered an error
in its calculation of deferred revenue, which represented an
accumulated adjustment of $20 million.
The arrival of the year 2010 triggered a bug in
Symantec reported that malware and intrusion protection updates with
"a date greater than December 31, 2009 11:59pm considered to be 'out
of date.'" The company created and distributed a workaround for the
SCAN EVASION VULNERABILITY
In March 2010, it was reported that
Symantec AntiVirus and Symantec
Client Security were prone to a vulnerability that might allow an
attacker to bypass on-demand virus scanning, and permit malicious
files to escape detection.
DENIAL-OF-SERVICE ATTACK VULNERABILITIES
In January 2011, multiple vulnerabilities in
Symantec products that
could be exploited by a denial-of-service attack , and thereby
compromise a system, were reported. The products involved were
Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition Server and
The November 12, 2012 Vulnerability Bulletin of the United States
Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) reported the following
vulnerability for older versions of Symantec's Antivirus system: "The
decomposer engine in
Endpoint Protection (SEP) 11.0, Symantec
Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 12.0,
Corporate Edition (SAVCE) 10.x, and
Symantec Scan Engine (SSE) before
5.2.8 does not properly perform bounds checks of the contents of CAB
archives, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service
(application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted
The problem relates to older versions of the systems and a patch is
available. US-CERT rated the seriousness of this vulnerability as a
9.7 on a 10-point scale. The "decomposer engine" is a component of the
scanning system that opens containers , such as compressed files, so
that the scanner can evaluate the files within.
In January 2012, James Gross filed a lawsuit against
distributing fake scareware scanners that purportedly alerted users
issues with their computers. Gross claimed that after the scan, only
some of the errors and problems were corrected, and he was prompted by
the scanner to purchase software in order to remove the rest. Gross
bought the software, but claimed that it did not speed up his computer
or remove the detected viruses. He hired a digital forensics expert to
back up this claim.
Symantec denied the allegations and said that it
would contest the case.
SOURCE CODE THEFT
On January 17, 2012,
Symantec disclosed that its network had been
hacked. A hacker known as "Yama Tough" had obtained the source code
Symantec software by hacking an Indian government server.
Yama Tough released parts of the code, and threatened to release more.
According to Chris Paden, a
Symantec spokesman, the source code that
was taken was for Enterprise products that were between five and six
On September 25, 2012, an affiliate of the hacker group Anonymous
published source code from Norton Utilities.
Symantec confirmed that
it was part of the code that had been stolen earlier, and that the
leak included code for 2006 versions of Norton Utilities, pcAnywhere
and Norton Antivirus.
VERISIGN DATA BREACH
In February 2012, it was reported that Verisign's network and data
had been hacked repeatedly in 2010, but that the breaches had not been
disclosed publicly until they were noted in an SEC filing in October
Verisign did not provide information about whether the breach
included its certificate authority business, which was acquired by
Symantec in late 2010. Oliver Lavery, Director of Security and
Research for nCircle, asked rhetorically, "Can we trust any site using
Verisign SSL certificates? Without more clarity, the logical answer is
On February 17, 2012, details of an exploit of pcAnywhere were
posted. The exploit would allow attackers to crash pcAnywhere on
computers running Windows .
Symantec released a hotfix for the issue
twelve days later.
HACKING OF THE NEW YORK TIMES NETWORK
Symantec security products used by The New
York Times detected only one of 45 pieces of malware that were
installed by Chinese hackers on the newspaper's network during a
three-month period in late 2012.
"Advanced attacks like the ones the New York Times described in the
following article, , underscore how important it is for companies,
countries and consumers to make sure they are using the full
capability of security solutions. The advanced capabilities in our
ndpoint offerings, including our unique reputation-based technology
and behavior-based blocking, specifically target sophisticated
attacks. Turning on only the signature-based anti-virus components of
ndpoint solutions alone not enough in a world that is changing daily
from attacks and threats. We encourage customers to be very aggressive
in deploying solutions that offer a combined approach to security.
Anti-virus software alone is not enough".
INTELLECTUAL VENTURES SUIT
In February 2015
Symantec was found guilty of two counts of patent
infringement in a suit by
Intellectual Ventures Inc and ordered to pay
$17 million in compensation and damages, In September 2016, this
decision was reversed on appeal by the Federal Circuit.
SUSTAINING DIGITAL CERTIFICATE SECURITY
On September 18, 2015,
Symantec that the latter
issued 23 test certificates without domain owner's knowledge to five
organizations that includes
Google and Opera.
another audit and announced that additional 164 certificates for 76
domains and 2,458 certificates issued for domains that had never been
Google requested that
Symantec update the public incident
report with proven analysis explaining the details on each of the
Google also requested that
Symantec state the reason for the breach
involved against the framed industry policies. The company was asked
to report all the certificates issued to the Certificate Transparency
Symantec has since reported implementing Certificate
Transparency for all its SSL Certificate. Above all,
Symantec execute a security audit by a third party and
to maintain tamper-proof security audit logs.
GOOGLE AND SYMANTEC CLASH ON WEBSITE SECURITY CHECKS
On March 24, 2017,
Google says that it has lost confidence with
Symantec, after the latest incident of improper certificate issuance.
Google says millions of existing
Symantec certificates will become
untrusted over the next 12 months in
Google Chrome. According to
Google, at least 30,000 certificates issued by
Symantec partners over
a several years, but
Symantec disputes that number.
Symantec failed to comply with industry standards and could not
provide audits showing the necessary documentation.
Google suggests that
Symantec was responsible for their failures.
Google’s Ryan Sleevi said that
Symantec partnered with other CAs
CrossCert (Korea Electronic Certificate Authority), Certisign
Certificatadora Digital, Certsuperior S. de R. L. de C.V., and
Certisur S.A. who did not follow proper verification procedures, which
led to the misissuance of certificates.
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