William Plante from Symantec and Karan Bavandi from Optimal Access to be featured on this week’s Let’s Talk Computers ®

William Plante from Symantec and Karan Bavandi from Optimal Access to be featured on this week’s Let’s Talk Computers ®

(PRWEB) July 4, 2003

William Plante from Symantec and Karan Bavandi from Optimal Access to be featured on this week’s Let’s Talk Computers ®

NASHVILLE, TN Guests from Symantec and Optimal Access will appear on radio talk show “Let’s Talk Computers”. Symantec Corporation provides a broad range of content and network security software and appliance solutions to enterprises, individuals and service providers. Optimal Access Inc. brings you products that simplify information management tasks on any device. Let’s Talk Computers ranks as one of the longest-running computer radio talk shows, and airs on multiple radio stations weekly – and 24 hours a day, seven days a week on the Internet.

Counterfeit software is an enormous problem that poses a serious threat to consumers and small businesses-the primary victims. William Plante, director of Worldwide Security and Brand Protection for Symantec Corporation, (NASDAQ: SYMC) http://www.symantec.com, previously participated in the Federal Trade Commission’s Spam Forum. In this particular discussion, he presents information regarding how consumers are victimized via pirated wares and credit card scams. He also explains the evolution of Spammers, from simple individuals that can be easily traced/identified, to today, when Spammer/pirate tactics include spoofed emails and even hijacked domain names to hide identities.

Many organizations manage and organize their information structures and even though the needs of organizations are different, their user demands have a common thread — they want to have their desktops set up the way they want. Karan Bavandi, CEO and Co-Founder, discusses the Optimal Access, http://www.optimalaccess.com, product line that gives users the ability to set up their desktops to fit the way they work. Their signature program, Optimal Desktop, uses a MATRIX tabbed interface (Optimal Desktop portals) to give users easy access to hundreds of favorite destinations with 3 clicks or less. Optimal Desktop users can share hundreds of links organized in Optimal Desktop portals. Optimal Desktop’s Mobile Edition lets users carry their desktops on removable USB drives.

Listen to the interviews at:

Symantec        http://www.lets-talk-computers.net/guests/symantec/spam

Optimal Access    http://www.lets-talk-computers.net/guests/optimal/products


Since 1991, Let’s Talk Computers ranks as one of the oldest computer talk shows. On the air since 1989, hosts Alan Ashendorf, CEO, and Sandra Ashendorf, Client Services with Total Solutions, interview representatives from the computer industry about products and industry trends. Produced in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, you can listen-in to “insider” conversations, covering the latest innovations, hardware, and software and how they affect you. Guests have included representatives from Microsoft, Novell, IBM, Market Wire, Computer Associates, Lotus, “PC World”, the Cobb Group, Ziff-Davis, Symantec, and a host of other companies mentioned on our Past Guests page. Our goal is to let you know what is happening in the computer industry.

The syndicated Let’s Talk Computers (LTC) can be heard weekly in 7 states and 24 hours a day on the website. New shows are uploaded in RealAudio and NetShow formats by Friday, 12:00 PM CST- radio broadcasts begin airing the following day. Past interview segments are also available on the website.

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LTC is thrilled to offer an exciting, new sponsorship program. Your information could reach millions of potential customers each week. Your company does not have to be a guest in order to participate in the program, although some of our guests have chosen to avail themselves of the sponsorship program after they have worked with Let’s Talk Computers. Check with us for sponsorship program details and levels.    


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