Fifth Generation Systems

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Fifth Generation Systems
Subsidiary of Symantec
Industry Computers
Founded United States
Headquarters United States
Parent Symantec

Fifth Generation Systems was a computer security company founded October 1984 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States by Bob Mitchell, Leroy Mitchell, Roger Ivey, and Bruce Ray. All four later left the company. Fifth Generation's initial commercial product was FastBack, the first practical hard disk backup program for the IBM PC.

Software by Fifth Generation Systems includes:

The company was acquired by Symantec on October 4, 1993 for US$53.8 million.[3]


  1. ^ Schneier, Bruce (February 1993). "Data Guardians". Macworld. Retrieved 2016-08-15. 
  2. ^ Lewis, Peter H. (1989-04-02). "THE EXECUTIVE COMPUTER; How to Extend a Monitor's Life". New York Times. Retrieved 2016-08-15. 
  3. ^ "SYMC Quarterly Reports". U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Retrieved 2008-04-14.