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Central Point Software, Inc. (CP, CPS, Central Point) was a leading software utilities maker for the PC market, supplying utilities software for the DOS and Microsoft Windows markets.
CPS was founded by Michael Burmeister-Brown (Mike Brown)in 1980 in Central Point, Oregon, for which the company was named. Building on the success of its Copy II PC backup utility, it moved to Beaverton, Oregon and later went public, trading on the Nasdaq under the symbol CPWC. In 1993 CPS acquired the XTree Company. It was itself acquired by Symantec in 1994, for around $60 million.